Kyle Larson Wins XFINITY Series Race at Richmond

It’s not a short track race if drivers aren’t mad after it. For the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, four drivers were pretty frustrated with how today’s race transpirted, but what’s weird is, no one was made at another driver. Nevertheless, when two late restarts played out at the .75-mile short track, Larson was the race winner in overtime, and Allgaier was a disappointed second, consoled only by the $100,000 check he collected as the winner of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finishing series regular.

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Fords Strong Showing in Richmond So Far This Weekend

Fords have really rejuvenated their dominance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After seeing Toyota’s and Chevrolet cars/teams dominate the championships, victory lanes and laps led the last several years, Ford driver have had a resurgence for the 2017 season. So far, this weekend at the Richmond International Raceway, Ford teams are showing that their recent Ford improvement will stay around at least for another weekend. 

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Furniture Row Racing Strong Weekend So Far in Richmond

Last weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Furniture Row Racing was stellar. Martin Truex Jr. and his teammate Erik Jones ran inside the top five for most of the afternoon in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500, before Jones had an issue and Truex was caught speeding on pit road. Truex though, led 116 of the 500 laps at Bristol and finished eighth while Jones came home 17th. But, in practice they were strong too. 

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Roush/Fenway Racing Duo Strong Again This Weekend in Richmond

One thing is starting to show now for Roush/Fenway Racing, and that’s in the fact that they’ve got an above average short track program. This isn’t necessarily something to go rah rah about per say, but it’s a start. To be good on a specific discipline of a race track is better than to be off at all of them. For RFR, being off on all of them isn’t too far in the rear view mirror either. The last several years have been some of RFR’s worst. They’ve just struggled to compete,…

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Matt Kenseth Earns 1st Pole of the Season for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400

Joe Gibbs Racing has admitted that they’ve lacked the right speed in their cars to contend on most race weekends this season. Friday though, that speed came back to them. Three of their four cars made the third and final round of qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway, as one of them, took home the pole. Matt Kenseth earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, as the JGR driver will start first in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). 

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Cole Custer/Kyle Benjamin Lead XFINITY Series Practices at Richmond on Friday

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers head to another short track this weekend, as they went from the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway last weekend to the .75-mile Richmond International Raceway this week. On Friday, they had two 55-minute practice sessions to prepare themselves for Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 (12:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). In the opening practice, rookie Cole Custer was standing on top of the leaderboard with a lap around the Virginia short track at 118.442 mph. Custer, is looking for his first win in the XFINITY Series, and having his No….

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Part of NASCAR’s Decline, They’ve Turned Their Backs On the Southern Fan Base

Lately, everyone has been questioning where the NASCAR fan base is going. Year over year, both attendance as well as TV ratings are on a sharp decline. That’s led to a ton of questions on where that once growing fan base, is going. Now, with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement announcement, folks are even more worried about what’s to come for 2018 and beyond. Well, after doing some deep digging, the answer may be right in front of our faces. NASCAR is losing their roots. They’re losing their original fan base…

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