Keselowski Falters While Big 3 Is Back In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway showed that the “Big 3” are back in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, the “Big 4” showed that they’re the favorites to head to the Homestead-Miami Speedway as members of the Championship 4. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick combined to lead 362 of the 400 laps in the second playoff race of the opening round to show their dominance is still there. 

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Kyle Busch Comes From The Back To The Front Again For A Richmond Sweep

RICHMOND, VA – Who needs stage points when you can win the race outright? Kyle Busch initially appeared like he would be in trouble after the first two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff races. He struggled mightily in last weeks postseason opener in Las Vegas and finished seventh. In Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400, Busch started 39th and never could make up for it early on and didn’t score a single stage point. After the first 200 Laps, he was a non factor. 

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Austin Dillon’s 6th Place Finish Puts Him In Great Position To Advance To 2nd Round

RICHMOND, VA – Austin Dillon has quietly done a great job in the first two races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to position himself nicely to advance in the postseason. Last weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dillon brought his No. 3 Chevrolet home 11th. He didn’t have the most speed on the day but due to all the carnage and nearly all of the playoff drivers having problems, it put him in 10th in the standings heading into this weekend’s race at the Richmond Raceway. 

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Almirola Finishes In Top 10 On Saturday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Aric Almirola didn’t have the best of luck recently. Heading into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver hasn’t scored a top five finish over the last six races of the year. Four of those six races saw him finish outside of the top 20. But, now that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs have begun, Almirola is on a terror. 

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Chase Elliott’s Short Run Speed Costs Him A Win Saturday Night In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – No one gave the Hendrick Motorsports camp much of a chance for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway. Other than Alex Bowman, none of their other three drivers were much of anything in either of the two practice sessions around the .75-mile Virginia oval on Friday. Chase Elliott only qualified 19th and looked lost. But, he showed on Saturday that his No. 9 Chevrolet was extremely quick after all. 

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Hamlin and Jones In Trouble In Opening Round of Playoffs

RICHMOND, VA – Who would have thought that Joe Gibbs Racing could have not one, but two drivers fail to advance past the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. If you count Daniel Suarez not making the postseason, then 75-percent of their fleet could be eliminated from championship contention before we even get to the second round of the playoffs. No one saw this coming. 

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Uncontrolled Tire Costs Truex Richmond Victory

RICHMOND, VA – Martin Truex Jr. has to be wondering what he has to do to get a win at the Richmond Raceway. Heck, Truex has to wonder what he’s done wrong to someone on short tracks. He’s never won on one before and despite that, has had stellar cars on them though. On Saturday night, Truex led a race-high 163 of 400 laps in the Federated Auto Parts 400. It was the fourth time in the last five races at the Richmond Raceway that Truex led at least 120 laps.…

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Earnhardt Jr. Leads Most Laps, Finishes 4th In 1st NASCAR Race Since Homestead

RICHMOND, VA – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was making his first NASCAR start since last November when he walked away from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for good. But, when he made his retirement announcement in 2017, he said that he would make select starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series still. He had commitments to honor. 

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Allgaier, Custer’s Incident Puts Custer On Playoff Bubble

RICHMOND, VA – Luckily Justin Allgaier scored all of those playoff points in the regular season or he would be in a similar situation that Cole Custer’s in right now. Arguably, two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series were involved in the same Lap 225 crash in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. Both also were heading towards top 10 finishes in the opening race of the XFINITY Series playoffs, but Custer got into the wall in Turn 2 with 25 laps-to-go and checked everyone up…

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RCR Drivers Strong On Friday Night, Frustrated With Top 5’s

RICHMOND, VA – What’s it tell you about the state of a race team when you’re frustrated with a top five finish? That’s how the Richard Childress Racing organization is feeling despite getting two top five finishes in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. The reason they’re down on themselves? They felt like they had a shot at a win. 

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