Trends For Saturday Night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

After last weekend’s wild race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars are back in action this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. This will be the lone scheduled night race for the playoffs as I fully expect sparks to fly under the lights on Saturday. With how the playoff standings ended up and how a ROVAL is up next as the opening round cutoff race, we’re sure to see another wild show in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Here…

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How Chastain’s Final Start With Ganassi Could Shape His Future

Ross Chastain is back with Chip Ganassi Racing this weekend. That’s a very good thing. While he’s certainly making a name for himself in his two brief opportunities in his ride, his final one could leaving the longest lasting impression. The Florida native just won last weekend in Las Vegas where he led all but 20 laps en route to his first career NASCAR victory. Unfortunately though, this is his final start in the No. 42 Chevrolet. Justin Marks (Charlotte) and John Hunter Nemechek will take care of the rest…

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Richmond A Prime Opportunity For Chastain, Reed Truex And Cindric

The NASCAR XFINITY Series’ seven race march to the championship begins this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Friday night’s Go Bowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the opening race to the 2018 playoffs. With that being said, three drivers have an extremely good opportunity at their disposal for this weekend’s race. See, four drivers will be eliminated from playoff contention following the race at Dover. Richmond, the Charlotte ROVAL and Dover make up the opening round of this year’s playoffs. Most people assume that Ross Chastain, Ryan Reed,…

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Alon Day To Make Cup Series Debut This Weekend In Richmond

Alon Day, the first driver from Israel to ever compete in NASCAR’S top series, will make his 2018 Cup Series debut on September 22 in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.  Day will be driving the BK Racing No. 23 Best Bully Sticks Toyota Camry. Day, a 26-year-old native of Tel Aviv, Israel, was the 2017 Champion of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. As a result of his outstanding achievements in NASCAR’s Euro Series, Day has the unique distinction of being the first stock car driver from outside…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Return To NASCAR Seat This Weekend For Friday Night’s XFINITY Series Race In Richmond

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from NASCAR last year, he said that the retirement would be just for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He stated that he would likely still run some of the XFINITY Series events for his own team as he had some prior commitments already in place. Well, one of those commitments will be on Friday night at the Richmond Raceway. After retiring from competition in the Cup Series at the end of 2017, it will be his first time back since the season…

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All Signs Point To Busch Heading To Ganassi, But Could His And Newman’s Departures With Their Teams Get Messy?

We’ve all seen this happen before, no matter it being a company or a race team or what not, when employees decide before the end of their current contract to leave for something new, it gets kind of awkward for the duration of the deal. In sports, it could even derail championships. I mean, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are treading slippery slopes. Granted, they’re in two entirely different situations, but just look at what team owner Gene Haas has said over the last month and tell me something…

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Hamlin And Jones Needs Wins Saturday Night, Why Toyota’s Will Be Tough To Beat

We’re onto the short track part of the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. After last weeks race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, we’re set up for what should be a Toyota show in Saturday night’s race at the Richmond Raceway. They need it to be at least. Heading into this weekend’s race on the .75-mile oval, Toyota drivers have won two of the last three Cup races in both the spring and fall at Richmond. They’re a combined 4-for-6. 

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Bowman and Dillon Strong On Friday, Elliott and Larson Need To Picks Things Up

If the Chevrolet drivers are going to avoid elimination in the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, they need a good run Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway. Most people have at least three Chevy drivers being eliminated from the playoffs in this round. Well, what if one of them wins though? For the year, Chevy has visited victory lane just twice. Once in the season opening race at Daytona and the other back in August in Watkins Glen. Well, what about Richmond?

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Can Keselowski Go 4 Straight In Richmond? Why All 3 Penske Drivers Can Win

No one is arguably as hot right now in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series than Team Penske. Brad Keselowski won the final two races of the regular season and the opening race of the playoffs to earn three straight trips to victory lane. Also, all three drivers are in good spots to advance to the Round of 12. But, if they want to definitely get all three drivers through, Ryan Blaney needs to finish better on Saturday night in Richmond. Blaney, has made five career starts in the Cup…

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Has Keselowski Made It The “Big 4?”

All year, we wondered if anyone could seriously threaten the “Big 3” in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It was Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr’s title to lose. One problem, in order to complete the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, we needed one more driver. Well, as we head into the second race of the playoffs this weekend in Richmond, maybe that driver has emerged as Brad Keselowski. Can we really have the same four drivers vying for this year’s championship?

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