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Kurt Busch Closes the Deal at Richmond, Wins 1st Race of 2015

Kurt Busch is back and perhaps better than ever. For the 26th time in his Sprint Cup Series career and second at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove to Victory Lane for the Toyota Owners 400, snapping a 35-race winless drought. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch told FOX in Victory Lane. “It’s a total team effort …

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Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Postponed to Sunday

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For the second weekend in a row, rain mars the Sprint Cup Series weekend. Like many expected, the Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway has been postponed due to persistent rains throughout the day. Originally scheduled to take place Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET, the ninth race of the Sprint …

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Joey Logano Wins 3rd Pole of Cup Season at Richmond for Toyota Owners 400

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Since NASCAR announced the new format for Sprint Cup Series qualifying in 2014, Joey Logano and Team Penske have been showing the competition how it’s done. Logano will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. It’s his third pole of the season and fifth front-row start in nine …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Fastest in 2015 Toyota Owners 400 Practices at Richmond

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After the Team Penske cars dominated at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, the duo has continued to pace the field. Brad Keselowski was the quickest car during Friday’s first practice session, with a time of 21.414 seconds. In an extended final practice session, Kasey Kahne led the way after putting up the fastest lap of …

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David Ragan Ready to Move to Michael Waltrip Racing Soon

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The injury-plagued NASCAR season continues, and Joe Gibbs Racing is at the center of it all. David Ragan has substituted for Kyle Busch since the second race of the year, where the driver of the No. 18 car injured both of his legs. Prior to a 41st-place finish at Bristol, Ragan sat 10th in points …

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Michael Waltrip to Race No. 55 Toyota at Talladega

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Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that co-owner Michael Waltrip will race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in next weekend’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip drove the season opening Daytona 500 in the No. 55 Toyota and finished in the 26th position. The announcement means that 22-year-old driver Brett Moffitt will be on the …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing Announces Sponsorship for Richmond

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Tommy Baldwin Racing announced sponsorship for this weekend’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. DOC 360 will adorn Alex Bowman‘s No. 7 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Richmond. According to the team release, DOC 360 is “a growing soft drink brand that is known for its distinct taste [that] is aligned perfectly with up-and-coming …

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The Pete Store Returns to Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 at Richmond

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The Pete Store, the largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer in the United States has reached a multi-race agreement to sponsor David Gilliland and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, beginning with this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. The truck dealer is the provider of the race haulers for the organization and has 12 locations …

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NASCAR Announces New Rule Changes

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On Wednesday NASCAR announced new rule changes to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, effective immediately. According to NBC Sports, NASCAR issued a bulletin to teams regarding several different things. Among the changes are that NASCAR requires drivers, crew chiefs and spotters to have radio communication on the same frequency. Also …

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John Darby, NASCAR Part Ways

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John Darby and NASCAR are parting ways, NASCAR announced on Wednesday. Darby, who had served as Sprint Cup Series director for 12 seasons, stepped aside from that role in 2014 and oversaw special projects for the sanctioning body. Darby also served as Xfinity Series director from 1999-2001. He said in an interview with ESPN that …

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