Lack of Long Run Speed Haunts Busch As He Finishes 2nd at Richmond

Richmond, VA – Kyle Busch was making his final NASCAR XFINITY Series start of the 2017 season. In fact, Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at the Richmond Raceway would be his final start in any NASCAR race other than his full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride. That was good news for the fans that aren’t fond of Busch making starts in NASCAR’s feeder series. But, they were likely cheering when Brad Keselowski passed Busch for the lead with 18 laps-to-go and never looking back in tonight’s race. 

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Keselowski Makes Late Race Pass, Wins Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

Richmond, VA – It was looking like Saturday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway would be a Kyle Busch dominated victory. Busch, led 182 laps on Friday night and even started from the pole. But, it wasn’t quite enough. Brad Keselowski passed Busch on Lap 235 and never looked back en route to his second win of the season and 36th of his XFINITY Series career. 

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Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice Report at Richmond

Richmond, VA – It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers at the Richmond Raceway this weekend, with all the preliminary action taking place on Friday. The Cup drivers had two practice sessions early on in the day with setting the field for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) on Friday evening. With that being said, it’s a rare weekend where both practice sessions took place during day time hours and the race being completed under the lights. So, there’s definitely a gap of…

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Saturday Night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Could Be a Toyota Show

Entering this weekend, I don’t think anyone really doubted that Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) would be anything other than a Toyota dominated race. Since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway back in July, Toyota drivers have combined to lead 1,603 of the last 2,061 laps. That equates out to 77.7-percent of the overall laps turned in those nine races. The other two manufacturers, Chevrolet and Ford, have combined to lead just 458 total laps themselves. With that being said, Toyota…

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5 Favorites For Saturday Night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Richmond, VA – The last race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is upon us. The 26th and final race will take place on Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). This is a race for the already playoff bound drivers to pad more playoff points and keep momentum going into the postseason, as well as see the bubble drivers all jockey for position in hopes of landing in victory lane. With that being said, here are the five…

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Kyle Busch To Make Final XFINITY Series Start Of 2017 Season This Weekend at Richmond

Good news NASCAR fans, this weekend’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway will be the final time that Kyle Busch will race in a NASCAR sanctioned event other than the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Due to the 2017 rules, Cup drivers can only compete in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races and seven Camping World NASCAR Truck Series event. Busch, has raced in all seven of his eligible Truck stats, as he won three of them. His finishes were 26th, first, first,…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Drivers The Ones To Watch This Weekend at Richmond

All eyes are on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series bubble heading to this weekend’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) and rightfully so. This is the final race of the 2017 regular season. With there being 13 drivers guaranteed to make the playoffs by virtue of their wins this season, that leaves three spots open for wildcard contenders. But, I have a feeling Joe Gibbs Racing is going to steal the show at the Richmond Raceway this weekend though. JGR has won the last two September night races…

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