All The Information You Need for This Weekend’s Toyota Owners 400

The NASCAR circuit stays on the short track mindset this weekend as they will go from the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway last weekend to the .75-mile Richmond (VA) International Raceway this weekend. So far, we’ve seen both short tracks this year (Martinsville/Bristol) see qualifying get rained out. Will we see the same thing happen this weekend? That could be big, because track position is still key at RIR, as 95 of the 121 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners there have come from a top 10 starting spot….

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Kevin Harvick Searching for 1st Richmond Win Since 2013

One of the many shockers to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is that Kevin Harvick is still winless. We’re eight races in and Harvick hasn’t won yet. The last time its been this late in the season before Harvick won was in 2013. The race he ended that winless drought? The spring race in Richmond. Here we are, heading to the spring race in Richmond this weekend, and Harvick is hoping to end his winless streak to start the 2017 campaign. He’s been good so far…

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NASCAR Facing Harsh Reality to Find New Fan Engaging Stars Quickly

From Richard Petty, Donnie/Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker etc, to Dale Earnhardt, Davey Allison, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin etc, to Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, etc. to whom? That’s NASCAR’s major problem now. All but one of those aforementioned drivers, well they’ve either retired, passed away, or will soon be retired. But, like that list states, there’s always been a bridge to gap the loss of one iconic group of drivers to another. In the last two years, NASCAR has seen Gordon, Stewart,…

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Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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SHR Puts 2 Cars in the Top 3 in Monday’s Food City 500

It didn’t start out as a good day for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch crashed early on and would limp home with a 25th place finish while Danica Patrick wrecked not too long after and came home 36th. Also, Clint Bowyer was struggling with the handling of his car early on, as his No. 14 Ford was far too free. Two wrecked race cars and a third one without much grip. But, when the dust settled, two of the four…

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Strong Day for RFR at Bristol, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gets Another Top 10, Bayne 11th

One of the years, Roush/Fenway Racing is going to earn a trip back to victory lane. They’ve had to scale back in their organization over the last several years, and those efforts are finally coming around. The duo of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne are having much better years, as today’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway showed that. Both started outside of the top 10 in Monday’s rain delayed race, but both drove their way into the top 10 by the end of it. Trevor…

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