SHR Cars Start Richmond Race Strong, Fall Back In The End

The start of Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway looked like the winner would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. While Martin Truex Jr. started from the pole and led the opening 38 laps of competition, Joey Logano and the Fords quickly struck. Logano, would lead the next 73 laps, but his main challengers would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. Kurt Busch passed Logano for the lead on Lap 112 and would lead the ensuring 58 laps. Clint Bowyer would pass Busch shortly after and take…

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Busch Charges From 32nd To Win 3rd Straight Cup Race

It was a shocker on Friday that Kyle Busch qualified his No. 18 Toyota in 32nd. But, we shouldn’t have been so shocked it seems. Busch, drove his Joe Gibbs Racing entry through the field with ease on Saturday night en route to the victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway. It was the third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on the season for Busch, as he joins Kevin Harvick who also won three races in-a-row earlier this season with most victories in 2018. Busch,…

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Truex Earns Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

Martin Truex Jr. is a pole machine. The Furniture Row Racing driver earned his third Busch Pole Award of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and 18th of his career, as he will start first in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Truex, turned a lap of 123.859 mph in his No. 78 Toyota in the third and final round of knockout qualifying to earn the top starting spot at the Richmond Raceway. 

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5 Favorites, Couple of Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR)

It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Now that both practice sessions for this weekend are behind us, it’s time to look at who the favorites and sleepers are for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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5 Storylines For Saturday Night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

It may be a short turn around for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, but that’s okay for them. The weather looks much better for this weekend’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) than the last few weeks. At Martinsville, the race was snowed out until Monday. Then, they had to be at Texas three days later for what was another blistery cold race. Last weekend, it was to Bristol, for what saw the race snowed/rained out until Monday. Four days later, they will be on the…

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Jones/Larson Lead Cup Practices on Saturday at Richmond

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two more opportunities on Saturday morning to dial in their cars in preparation for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) at the Richmond International Raceway. In the first session, Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a lap around the .75-mile Virginia short track at 120.714 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, was second quickest in the lone practice session of the day on Friday, and today, he showed that speed remained. 

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Fords Strong Showing in Richmond So Far This Weekend

Fords have really rejuvenated their dominance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After seeing Toyota’s and Chevrolet cars/teams dominate the championships, victory lanes and laps led the last several years, Ford driver have had a resurgence for the 2017 season. So far, this weekend at the Richmond International Raceway, Ford teams are showing that their recent Ford improvement will stay around at least for another weekend. 

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Furniture Row Racing Strong Weekend So Far in Richmond

Last weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Furniture Row Racing was stellar. Martin Truex Jr. and his teammate Erik Jones ran inside the top five for most of the afternoon in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500, before Jones had an issue and Truex was caught speeding on pit road. Truex though, led 116 of the 500 laps at Bristol and finished eighth while Jones came home 17th. But, in practice they were strong too. 

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Roush/Fenway Racing Duo Strong Again This Weekend in Richmond

One thing is starting to show now for Roush/Fenway Racing, and that’s in the fact that they’ve got an above average short track program. This isn’t necessarily something to go rah rah about per say, but it’s a start. To be good on a specific discipline of a race track is better than to be off at all of them. For RFR, being off on all of them isn’t too far in the rear view mirror either. The last several years have been some of RFR’s worst. They’ve just struggled to compete,…

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Matt Kenseth Earns 1st Pole of the Season for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400

Joe Gibbs Racing has admitted that they’ve lacked the right speed in their cars to contend on most race weekends this season. Friday though, that speed came back to them. Three of their four cars made the third and final round of qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway, as one of them, took home the pole. Matt Kenseth earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, as the JGR driver will start first in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). 

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