Earnhardt Jr. Leads Most Laps, Finishes 4th In 1st NASCAR Race Since Homestead

RICHMOND, VA – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was making his first NASCAR start since last November when he walked away from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for good. But, when he made his retirement announcement in 2017, he said that he would make select starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series still. He had commitments to honor. 

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Allgaier, Custer’s Incident Puts Custer On Playoff Bubble

RICHMOND, VA – Luckily Justin Allgaier scored all of those playoff points in the regular season or he would be in a similar situation that Cole Custer’s in right now. Arguably, two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series were involved in the same Lap 225 crash in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. Both also were heading towards top 10 finishes in the opening race of the XFINITY Series playoffs, but Custer got into the wall in Turn 2 with 25 laps-to-go and checked everyone up…

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RCR Drivers Strong On Friday Night, Frustrated With Top 5’s

RICHMOND, VA – What’s it tell you about the state of a race team when you’re frustrated with a top five finish? That’s how the Richard Childress Racing organization is feeling despite getting two top five finishes in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. The reason they’re down on themselves? They felt like they had a shot at a win. 

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Chastain Does What He Has To Do With Runner-Up Finish In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – The final box score shows Ross Chastain started third but finished second in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Chastain, initially did qualify on the Inside of Row 2 but had to drop to the rear prior to the start of the actual race itself for an unapproved adjustment on his No. 42 Chevrolet. So, the box score says third but it was actually 39th. 

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Bell Ties XFINITY Series Rookie Wins Record In Sweeping Both Races In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Its been a record setting year for NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Christopher Bell. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his 17th top 10 finish of the season in his victory in Friday night’s GoBowling 250. Bell, admitted that he didn’t have the best car this weekend but his No. 20 Toyota still found its way to victory lane at the Richmond Raceway. He passed Matt Tifft on Lap 236 and led the final 14 laps en route to his sixth career XFINITY Series victory and fifth of the…

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Custer Turning Heads On Friday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – It’s widely rumored that Kurt Busch will be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at seasons ends and join Chip Ganassi Racing instead. That leaves the No. 41 Ford for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season open. A lot of people figure that Cole Custer would eventually end up with SHR, so why not now? Instead, all sides from SHR say that Custer needs another year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series first. From top executives to the Gene Haas to Custer’s father. 

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Kevin Harvick Wins The Pole For Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

RICHMOND, VA – The field better take notice for what Kevin Harvick did on Friday. Arguably, the best car on long run speeds will start on the pole in his No. 4 Ford. That’s saying something. Harvick, turned a lap of 121.880 mph in the third and final round of qualifying to earn his 24th Busch Pole Award tying him with Alan Kulwicki for 31st on the all-time list. It was also his third pole of the season and second of his career at the Richmond Raceway. 

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Hendrick Motorsports Cars Struggle On Friday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Back in the spring race at the Richmond Raceway, three of the four Hendrick Motorsports cars finished in the top 12 led by Chase Elliott with a runner-up finish. Jimmie Johnson was sixth while William Byron was 12th. Last weekend in the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, all four of the Hendrick cars showed a ton of speed. They had so much speed that all three of their playoff drivers had speed to finish inside of the top 10. 

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Christopher Bell Wins The Pole For Friday Night’s GoBowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

RICHMOND, VA – Christopher Bell won the spring NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway. He will pick back up where he left off. Bell, earned the pole for tonight’s GoBowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as he qualified with a speed of 118.990 mph in the third and final round of qualifying. The Busch Pole Award was Bell’s fifth of his XFINITY Series career, four of which coming this season. In fact, Bell won a pole in three of the first five races of the year but none…

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Newman Likely Heading To RFR For 2019, Announcement Set For Saturday

RICHMOND, VA – The cat is out of the bag. Sources have confirmed that Ryan Newman will be named as the driver of the No. 6 Ford at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon from the Richmond Raceway. Newman, will replace the departing Trevor Bayne in that ride as this also means that Matt Kenseth will likely not be returning either. Kenseth, was brought back in early May to split time in that seat with Bayne to figure out how to get the organization to find some speed. Kenseth, won the…

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