NASCAR Has Got To Make Changes To End of The Race, Truex’s Deal A Prime Example

Richmond, VA – For another NASCAR race, a driver was celebrating in victory lane when he never should have been. Nothing against Kyle Larson, but Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 was Martin Truex Jr’s race. Instead, changes needed in some NASCAR rules and what Truex says a “driver that should have never been out there” cost him an easy win at Richmond Raceway. If not for Derrike Cope crashing his No. 15 Chevrolet with four laps-to-go, we would have seen a completely different winner under the lights at Richmond. 

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Kyle Larson Steals Win In Federated Auto Parts 400

Richmond, VA – Kyle Larson had no business winning Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway. Instead, there Larson was celebrating in victory lane at the .75-mile Virginia short track after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale tonight. Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew got his No. 42 Chevrolet off pit road first on the final pit stop of the night under the last caution of the evening and it was the winning move. On the restart, Larson pulled away and won his first…

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Kenseth’s Playoff Hopes Nearly Dashed By an Ambulance at Richmond

Richmond, VA – The oddest sequence in a race since the jet dryer incident in the 2012 Daytona 500, saw an ambulance get in the way of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers as they were hitting pit road on Lap 257. Unfortunately, the incompetence of the driver of the safety vehicle nearly cost a Cup driver a playoff spot. Matt Kenseth entered Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway needing to maximize a good points night. He was solidly in the playoff field on points alone,…

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Kurt Busch Enters Cup Playoffs Hot, Nabs 4th Top 6 In 5 Races

Richmond, VA – I would say at this point of the season, the biggest realistic sleeper to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship would have to be Kurt Busch. Yes, the former Cup champion and this year’s Daytona 500 winner would be a sleeper. The reason? Busch, hasn’t won a race since his season opening win at Daytona. Plus, through the first 21 races of this season, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver had just three total top six finishes in his No. 41 Ford.

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Joey Logano Finishes 2nd at Richmond, Misses 2017 Cup Playoffs

Richmond, VA – Joey Logano entered Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway needing to win. If not, he would miss the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Unfortunately for the Team Penske driver, he brought his No. 22 Ford home one spot short. Logano, won the race at Richmond back in the spring and now finished second tonight. With that being said, for the first time since 2012, he won’t be a part of the playoffs. His last four final points standings finishes were eighth, fourth,…

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Erik Jones Gets 4th Straight Top 10, Misses Playoffs Though

Richmond, VA – The one driver no one was wanting to see when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs started was Erik Jones. Luckily for them, they won’t have to worry about the rookie this year. Jones, brought his No. 77 Toyota home seventh on Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway for his sixth straight top 10 finish and eighth over the last 10 laps. But, that unfortunately wasn’t enough to propel him to the playoffs. Jones, is still 18th in the playoff standings, 99 points out which with this…

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Sadler Clinches XFINITY Series Regular Season Title at Richmond

Richmond, VA – All Elliott Sadler had to do on Friday night was finish 29th or better in the Virginia529 College Savings 250. Not only did he do just that, he finished 25 spots better. With a fifth place run in tonight’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway, Sadler has now clinched the 2017 regular season championship. The JR Motorsports driver, now holds a 95 point lead over his teammate and second place in the standings William Byron, which is more than enough to cruise next weekend at Chicagoland…

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