Race Weekend Central

Robert Richardson, Jr.: From Hay Farming to Making Hay In Daytona

The green flag for Sunday’s Daytona 500 will feature a feel-good story or two for the 200-lap Super Bowl of Racing. Among the most intriguing and old-school stories of them all is Robert Richardson, Jr. who – in a two-week span – went from farming hay in Texas to strapping back into a NASCAR Sprint …

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BK Racing Rises As Daytona’s Underdog Story

Four years ago, BK Racing came to Daytona as a two-car team that struggled to get out of its own way. It ran a total of nine laps in the Duels (combined), made the race through provisionals and then promptly struggled to hang onto the lead draft. A comedy of errors on pit road and …

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Bubble Breakdown: RGM and TRG Break Away From FRM’s No. 38 at Talladega

Another veteran would take the helm of the Air National Guard Ford at Talladega, where Saturday’s qualifying session proved just as significant to the bubble battle as the race itself…

Robert Richardson Jr. Has 46-G Hit at Michigan, Blacks Out in New Car

In only the second appearance for the Nationwide Series Car of Tomorrow, Robert Richardson Jr. not only put the car to a test, he showed it might have some big flaws. Created to help Nationwide teams cut cost and ultimately increase safety, Richardson’s unusual hit last weekend in Michigan shows NASCAR may have more work …

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Bubble Breakdown: Surprises of All Sizes at Destructive Daytona

Last week at New Hampshire, all three cars from the Front Row Motorsports stable left the track on the brink of Top-35 oblivion. Two days after Travis Kvapil’s No. 38 was sent home early with the team’s first DNQ of 2010, teammates Kevin Conway and David Gilliland could only muster 30-something finishes, dropping the Nos. …

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Bubble Breakdown: Restrictor-Plate Heartbreak for Several Competitive Underdogs

Back with his TaxSlayer.com sponsorship, Bobby Labonte was an early threat for a top-10 finish at the same track he scored TRG’s lone top-10 run last fall.

Bubble Breakdown: Truex Terrific, Speed Surprising & Front Row Flops

Despite a relatively quiet Speedweeks, Martin Truex Jr.’s first points race for Michael Waltrip Racing was one of the biggest surprises of Sunday’s 500.

2010 Bubble Preview: Nerve-Wracking 1st 5 Races for NASCAR Underdogs

With qualifying out of the way and the Gatorade Duels upon us this week, it’s just a matter of days before the 2010 NASCAR season officially begins.

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