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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Chastain Does What He Has To Do With Runner-Up Finish In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – The final box score shows Ross Chastain started third but finished second in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Chastain, initially did qualify on the Inside of Row 2 but had to drop to the rear prior to the start of the actual race itself for an unapproved adjustment on his No. 42 Chevrolet. So, the box score says third but it was actually 39th. 

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Bell Ties XFINITY Series Rookie Wins Record In Sweeping Both Races In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Its been a record setting year for NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Christopher Bell. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his 17th top 10 finish of the season in his victory in Friday night’s GoBowling 250. Bell, admitted that he didn’t have the best car this weekend but his No. 20 Toyota still found its way to victory lane at the Richmond Raceway. He passed Matt Tifft on Lap 236 and led the final 14 laps en route to his sixth career XFINITY Series victory and fifth of the…

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Kevin Harvick Wins The Pole For Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

RICHMOND, VA – The field better take notice for what Kevin Harvick did on Friday. Arguably, the best car on long run speeds will start on the pole in his No. 4 Ford. That’s saying something. Harvick, turned a lap of 121.880 mph in the third and final round of qualifying to earn his 24th Busch Pole Award tying him with Alan Kulwicki for 31st on the all-time list. It was also his third pole of the season and second of his career at the Richmond Raceway. 

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Christopher Bell Wins The Pole For Friday Night’s GoBowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

RICHMOND, VA – Christopher Bell won the spring NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway. He will pick back up where he left off. Bell, earned the pole for tonight’s GoBowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as he qualified with a speed of 118.990 mph in the third and final round of qualifying. The Busch Pole Award was Bell’s fifth of his XFINITY Series career, four of which coming this season. In fact, Bell won a pole in three of the first five races of the year but none…

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Full Analysis Of How The Playoff Drivers Did In Friday’s Practice And Their Outlook For Saturday Night’s Federated Auto PArts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

RICHMOND, VA – Usually I’d write several different articles about who did what and individualize that for any given race weekend. Well, with this being the second race of the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, lets focus on the 16 eligible playoff drivers. We saw two full practice sessions from the Richmond Raceway on Friday. Mix that with a race on the .75-mile oval back in April and past statistics/trends, we have a full grasp on who may do what in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts…

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

Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the second race of the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. After won the first race of the playoffs last weekend in Las Vegas, if one of the other 15 playoff drivers can win this weekend’s race at the Richmond Raceway, then they’ll get an automatic spot into the next round too. Here are the top five favorites. 

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s Go Bowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs will take place on Friday night at the Richmond Raceway. The Go Bowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) should be an intense one as this year’s race has a new place on the NASCAR schedule. Instead of being the final regular season race in the Cup Series and just one of the race on the XFINITY Series slate, this weekend is now a playoff event for both series. Also, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be returning to the series for his…

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