SHR Cars Start Richmond Race Strong, Fall Back In The End

The start of Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway looked like the winner would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. While Martin Truex Jr. started from the pole and led the opening 38 laps of competition, Joey Logano and the Fords quickly struck. Logano, would lead the next 73 laps, but his main challengers would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. Kurt Busch passed Logano for the lead on Lap 112 and would lead the ensuring 58 laps. Clint Bowyer would pass Busch shortly after and take…

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Hamlin, Logano Nab Top 5’s, But Still Don’t Have Overall Speed To Win

Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have each been solid at the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Hamlin, now has five top six finishes through nine races. See, that stat could really be even more. Hamlin, was running well inside the top 10 in the closing stages at Las Vegas before having an unscheduled pit stop inside of 20 laps-to-go. Then, in Martinsville, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had late contact with Kevin Harvick when the Stewart-Haas Racing driver brake checked Hamlin, and he’d have to…

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Elliott Earns 8th Career Runner-Up Finish, Johnson Rebounds For 2nd Straight Top 6

It was a great night for the Hendrick Motorsports camp. While they still aren’t there yet in terms of race wins, and Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway further showed that, it was still another great step in the right direction. Chase Elliott would bring his No. 9 Chevrolet home second on the .75-mile Virginia race track, for his best finish of the season. He also did so with Kenny Francis as his interim crew chief, as his normal crew chief Alan Gustafson is still serving his…

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For 3rd Time In Last 4 Richmond Races, Truex Leads The Most Laps But Doesn’t Win

Martin Truex Jr. has to be wondering what he ever did to the Richmond Raceway. Richmond was the spot that started his downward spiral in NASCAR. It was the site that he thought at the time that he raced his way into the playoffs, only to be taken back out, when it was deemed that his then Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer purposely brought out a late caution flag which helped aid in Truex making it into NASCAR’s postseason. In the aftermath of that, Truex would get taken out…

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Busch Charges From 32nd To Win 3rd Straight Cup Race

It was a shocker on Friday that Kyle Busch qualified his No. 18 Toyota in 32nd. But, we shouldn’t have been so shocked it seems. Busch, drove his Joe Gibbs Racing entry through the field with ease on Saturday night en route to the victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway. It was the third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on the season for Busch, as he joins Kevin Harvick who also won three races in-a-row earlier this season with most victories in 2018. Busch,…

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Will Power Earns 6th Straight Barber Front Row Starting Spot

LEEDS, Ala – It’s no secret, Will Power is a qualifying master. He’s among the best ever in the Verizon IndyCar Series. So, his second starting spot in his No. 12 Chevrolet doesn’t come as any shock at all. Power, earned his sixth straight front row starting spot at the Barber Motorsports Park and his eighth in nine tries on the 2.3-mile Alabama facility. That gives him a great shot of winning Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Power, is out for revenge this weekend…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

LEEDS, Ala – Now that we’re through all three Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) who are the top drivers to beat at the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend? Right now, five clear favorites stand out to win Sunday’s 90 Lap race around the 2.3-mile Alabama road course. 

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Newgarden Earns Pole For Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

LEEDS, Ala – It shouldn’t come as any shock at all that all four Andretti Autosport cars, all three Team Penske entries and both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers made up nine of the 12 spots in the second round of qualifying on Saturday afternoon at the Barber Motorsports Park. These three organizations are the ones to beat in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). So, when Josef Newgarden put his No. 1 Chevrolet on the pole, that too wasn’t surprising. Newgarden, circled the 2.3-mile Alabama…

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Despite Being Under The Weather, Veach Having Strong Weekend in Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Zach Veach is heading to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) with a ton of momentum. He’s coming off of a career best fourth place finish last Sunday on the streets of Long Beach. Now, he’s racing at the spot of his first career Verizon IndyCar Series start in the Barber Motorsports Park. See, JR Hildebrand would miss last year’s race at the Barber Motorsports Park, so Veach was called in as a replacement. That gave him some good momentum on his…

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Pato O’Ward Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Pato O’Ward is off to a great start to the 2018 Indy Lights Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver won the season opening race on the streets of St. Pete, then came home seventh in the second race of that race weekend. But, that result should have been better than that. On Saturday, O’Ward led flag-to-flag at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career series victory in his No. 27 Mazda. He started second, but quickly passed his teammate and pole sitter Colton Herta for…

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