Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – A fan who caused the fourth caution period in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 after he climbed atop Richmond International Raceway’s fourth-turn catch fence was arrested by Henrico Police and charged with disorderly conduct and drunk in public, said RIR Communications Director Aimee Turner.
Turner didn’t have the person’s identity.
She said the [...]

Sun, 09/7/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Richmond; Chase Field Set
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Brad Keselowski dominated and won Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, but the big news was which two drivers filled out the final two berths in the Chase playoff, which begins next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
Those two drivers would be Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle, who finished ninth and 19th [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
‘Ruthless’ Racing On The Menu At Richmond
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – With only two Chase positions available heading into Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, many drivers believe it will be a tough, pressure-packed event with some dicey moves possibly on the agenda.
Matt Kenseth, who’s winless this year in a series where victories now guarantee [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 6:53 | Comments Off
Texas To Play Bigger Role In Countdown In 2015
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Texas Motorplex will assume a more prominent role during NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs in 2015, when the 30th edition of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals will be contested Oct. 15-18.
The new date will move The Plex from its current Sept. 18-21 date as the second of sixth NHRA [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 6:37 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Leads Flag To Flag In Richmond NNS Race
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Kyle Busch put in another dominating performance in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as he led all 250 laps in winning at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Busch season and his fifth at the Richmond short track.
It was the second time Busch has led every lap in a Nationwide Series [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 6:23 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – When it comes to Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t kidding when he talks about his family’s longevity with the company and that includes a time frame when he totaled one of his trucks.
The accident occurred a few years after Earnhardt Jr. graduated from high school and involved a red extended cab [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 20:26 | Comments Off
Keselowski Earns Pole In Richmond
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Brad Keselowski  won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway with a lap in 21.234 seconds (126.351 mph) on Friday afternoon.
The pole was the fourth of 2014 for the Team Penske driver, his first at Richmond and the seventh of his career.
Jeff Gordon qualified second at 126.039 mph [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off
New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure for Talladega drew mixed reviews from drivers during preparations for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson were among those who liked the shorter format, while Ryan Newman felt it was too much like racing.
Under the new [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:03 | One Comment
XFINITY To Amp Up Technology For NASCAR Fans
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR’s utilization of technology to attract younger fans received a major boost Wednesday when the sanctioning body announced that Comcast’s XFINITY brand would succeed Nationwide as that series sponsor beginning in 2015.
The 10-year agreement also makes XFINITY an official NASCAR partner in the multichannel video programming distributor [...]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 13:07 | Comments Off
Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
California businessman Gene Haas will launch his foray into the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016 with Scuderia Ferrari as technical partner.
The most successful team in the history of Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari will provide Haas F1 Team with its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support. The multiyear [...]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off