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  • Bowman steals win from Hamlin at Richmond

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:31:21 GMT)

    Alex Bowman passed a dominant Denny Hamlin for the lead with 10 laps to go and went on to his first Cup win of the season on Sunday.

    Alex Bowman wins Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

    (Mon, 19 Apr 2021 01:42:29 GMT)

    Wrap-up of the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Series races held at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway. Alex Bowman steals Cup win from dominant Denny Hamlin. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

    What drivers said after Richmond

    (Mon, 19 Apr 2021 01:03:43 GMT)

    A look at what drivers said following Sunday's Cup race at Richmond Raceway.

    Disappointment binds Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano at Richmond

    (Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:52:09 GMT)

    Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano were set to duel for the win before Alex Bowman roared by.

    Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:50:42 GMT)

    Bowman won for the third time in his career Sunday and denied Hamlin a win in a race he had dominated to become the eighth winner in nine Cup races this season. Bowman’s victory in the No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports came on the same day the former driver of the car, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, made his debut in the IndyCar Series in Alabama.

    Frustration grows at Richmond, but Denny Hamlin finds solace in 'smashing everyone' so far in 2021

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 20:19:04 GMT)

    With one notable performance exception, Denny Hamlin made the absolute most of back-to-back short-track races in his home state, leading the most laps at each Martinsville Speedway last week and in Sunday’s stop at Richmond Raceway. In both instances, though, his dominance was not rewarded with his first checkered flag of the 2021 NASCAR Cup […]

    Alex Bowman's late surge denies Hamlin, secures clutch Richmond win

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:35:21 GMT)

    An emotional Alex Bowman could only shake his head and give kudos to the crew of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet following a dramatic victory over Denny Hamlin Sunday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Bowman took the lead for the first time all race on a restart with 10 laps remaining […]

    NASCAR TV Schedule: Week of April 19-25, 2021

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:10:26 GMT)

    Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Monday, April 19 3:30 a.m., NASCAR Race Hub: Best of Radioactive — Richmond […]

    Kevin Harvick matches Joe Nemechek atop the NASCAR national series starts list

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 15:17:01 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick has hit an impressive milestone this weekend as he tied Joe Nemechek atop the all-time list for NASCAR national series starts with the green flag waving for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, according to Racing Insights. Nemechek and Harvick are now tied with a mark of 1,197 national series starts — […]

    NASCAR at Richmond: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Toyota Owners 400

    (Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:01:05 GMT)

    All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

    Rajah Caruth sweeps Hickory Late Model features

    (Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:43:57 GMT)

    Hickory Motor Speedway is dubbed “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.” Rajah Caruth, an 18-year-old from Washington, D.C., is looking to continue the tradition of stars who have used success at the historic venue as a launching pad up the NASCAR ladder. He got a fast start Saturday night as the NASCAR Drive for Diversity development […]

    Richmond Truck race results

    (Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:38:54 GMT)

    Here is how the field finished behind winner John Hunter Nemechek in Saturday's Camping World Truck race at Richmond Raceway.

    John Hunter Nemechek defeats team owner Kyle Busch yet again to win at Richmond

    (Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:17:40 GMT)

    John Hunter Nemechek earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the last four races and had to hold off his boss Kyle Busch to do so Saturday afternoon. Nemechek scored the victory by a slim .307 seconds over Busch in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. RELATED: Official results Nemechek, 23, led […]

    2021 Richmond betting preview, presented by BetMGM

    (Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:11:04 GMT)

    The following article is brought to you by BetMGM. Since Richmond Raceway opened its three-quarters of a mile track in 1946, it has been a fan favorite and one of the more unique race tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. The D-shaped oval allows for some of the top short-track straightaway speeds. And there […]

    NASCAR betting: Is Martin Truex Jr. an overpriced favorite at Richmond?

    (Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:03:24 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. is a deserving favorite heading into Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, but priced at 4/1 odds at multiple sportsbooks, the No. 19 Toyota may be too expensive a proposition for bettors. Those odds, which can also be expressed as +400 (bet $100 to win $400), translate into a 20% chance […]

    Racing resumes at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    (Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:53:53 GMT)

    LAS VEGAS – The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gets back in action Saturday after a year-long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bullring, in its 37th season (and 21st in its current configuration), is set to resume under the supervision of TJ Clark, a former driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck […]

    Friday 5: Call it a roof or a cover over Bristol, but it likely will be costly

    (Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:30:51 GMT)

    The notion is feasible but expensive. Also, items on how Richmond has stymied Hendrick Motorsports, rookie advice and dueling teammates.

    Analysis: Not-so-happy Harvick going through 2021 rough patch

    (Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:22:31 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick could very well be turning into not-so-happy Harvick any time now. The 2021 season hasn‘t been all too kind to the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, who accomplished a series-best nine victories in 2020. Through eight races, Harvick has yet to reach Victory Lane, which is fine considering there have […]

    Gaunt Brothers Racing taps Harrison Burton for Cup Series debut at Talladega

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:31:24 GMT)

    Gaunt Brothers Racing announced Thursday that Harrison Burton is scheduled to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut April 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. Burton is in his second full season with Joe Gibbs Racing’s efforts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where he has four career wins — all recorded last season on his way to Sunoco […]

    Return to Richmond: Camping World Truck Series ready for short-track showdown

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:50:51 GMT)

    For all but a small handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars, competition at this week‘s Richmond Raceway is a new skillset. Among the regular-season championship contenders, only Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter have multiple previous starts at the 0.75-mile track, which is hosting the ToyotaCare 250 Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN […]

    Hamlin leads a pack of hungry drivers looking for first 2021 win at Richmond

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:43:48 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to score multiple wins in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season with a big victory last week at Martinsville Speedway. As the NASCAR Cup Series stays in the state for Sunday‘s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway (3 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) a […]

    The NASCAR Foundation: Celebrating 15 years of giving

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:29:05 GMT)

    The NASCAR Foundation is celebrating 15 years of charitable work on the birthday of its founder, the late Betty Jane France.

    The NASCAR Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary on founder Betty Jane France's birthday

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:30:04 GMT)

    Those who knew her have said the late Betty Jane France was kind, classy and generous with her time, but it was her ability to bring those same qualities out in others that helped grow The NASCAR Foundation into the success that it is today. On Thursday, The NASCAR Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary and […]

    Evolution, with room for growth: Ryan Blaney 3.0 is here

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:41 GMT)

    Ryan Blaney's latest evolution gives us a third iteration of a young driver who has plenty more room for growth.

    Where are they now? Catching up with Ricky Rudd

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:28:26 GMT)

    Richard Lee “Ricky” Rudd was only 12 years old when he decided what his life‘s work would be. While taking a fan bus tour around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Rudd, who was in Indiana‘s capital city to compete in the national go-kart championship, was in awe of the 300,000-plus seat temple of auto racing. […]

    Josh Berry making the most out of all his JR Motorsports opportunities

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:58:35 GMT)

    Any time a JR Motorsports driver wins a race, the entire organization comes together to celebrate the accomplishment. The win flag goes up. Beers are toasted. That tradition includes its late-model program. Well, Josh Berry has been a part of the team for more than a decade and is responsible for 86 late-model wins. “We […]

    Snow Day: NASCAR hits the ice in France

    (Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:38:08 GMT)

    For the first time, a NASCAR race car roared on an ice track. It happened at Val Thorens, France. on March 26 when NASCAR Whelen Euro Series organizer Team FJ took one of its 1225 Kg / 400 Hp EuroNASCAR cars to the mountains to complete a full day of testing on ice. The result? […]

    JR Motorsports adds sponsorship for Josh Berry for two races

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:17:55 GMT)

    Announcement comes just days after Josh Berry won at Martinsville Speedway for his first Xfinity Series victory.

    Chase Elliott ‘not concerned’ about having yet to win in 2021

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:44:02 GMT)

    Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott shares his thoughts on not breaking into the win column yet after eight races in 2021.

    Long betting odds tell the story of struggling pre-season favorites Harvick, Busch

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:26:10 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick, who came into the 2021 NASCAR Cup season as the clear favorite to win the title, and Kyle Busch, among the second tier of pre-season betting choices, find themselves mired in mediocrity ahead of this week‘s race in Richmond. Opening at 5/1 odds in SuperBook USA‘s championship futures market, Harvick is now listed […]

    NASCAR at Richmond betting preview: Can Denny Hamlin or another driver get win No. 1?

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:58:25 GMT)

    Hamlin is one of five NASCAR stars in the top 11 of the points standings without a win through the first eight races of the season.

    Martin Truex Jr. will start first at Richmond

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:12:02 GMT)

    Truex got his second win of the season at Martinsville on Sunday.

    Diversity and inclusion mission making ongoing strides in NASCAR

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:26:48 GMT)

    To fully appreciate the tempest that Brandon Thompson had risen to face last season, it helps to build a timeline. The springtime that brought the outbreak of COVID-19 also marked crucial moments in the sphere of social justice. Both were areas of global and national-level magnitude. NASCAR faced those crises in its own ecosystem. Thompson […]

    Darlington Raceway rolls with Goodyear for Goodyear 400 on May 9

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:27 GMT)

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Darlington Raceway and Goodyear announce a partnership on the entitlement of the spring NASCAR Cup Series race as part of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on May 9. The official name of the race will be the Goodyear 400. “Goodyear is one of the most iconic brands in the history of […]

    Martin Truex Jr. secures Busch Pole Award for Richmond Raceway

    (Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:58:09 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. has won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (3 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Richmond Raceway. Truex, the series’ only two-time winner this year, will start his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota from the pole position. He has finished among the top three in the […]

    Jennifer Jo Cobb to make Cup debut at Talladega

    (Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:28:39 GMT)

    Truck Series driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb will compete for Rick Ware Racing in the April 25 Cup race at Talladega.

    Commissioner raises doubts of NASCAR at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in 2022

    (Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:44:39 GMT)

    A Nashville Fair Board commissioner raises doubts that a deal can be done and construction can be finished for Fairgrounds Speedway to host NASCAR in 2022.

    Four Cup Series teams docked in Martinsville penalty report

    (Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:29:15 GMT)

    NASCAR officials formalized a host of penalties Tuesday from last weekend’s Cup Series and Xfinity Series races at Martinsville Speedway. Among those penalties were fines for lug-nut violations issued to three Cup Series teams that each had a single lug unsecured after Sunday’s completion of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain 500. Those teams, which each absorbed […]

    Martin Truex Jr. atop early Richmond Cup race odds

    (Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:21 GMT)

    Coming off his second win of the season, Martin Truex Jr. leads the early Richmond Cup race odds from PointsBet Sportsbook.

    Richmond Cup and Truck entry lists

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:07:33 GMT)

    Preliminary entry lists are out for this weekend's Cup and Truck races at Richmond Raceway.

    Was it right to fight? NASCAR’s Backseat Drivers debate

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:31:55 GMT)

    NASCAR.com's Backseat Drivers were joined by NBC's Steve Letarte to debate Gray Gaulding and Joe Graf Jr.'s on-track and off-track run-in at Martinsville Speedway.

    Martinsville takeaways: ‘Berry’ sweet win was a long time coming

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:54:41 GMT)

    Josh Berry's day in the sun, Martin Truex Jr. as new short track king, Ryan Blaney's costly pit stop, and Chase Elliott's runner-up.

    Eric Goodale happy with extra expense from Martinsville

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:22:52 GMT)

    With about 40 laps to go at Martinsville Speedway Thursday, it dawned on Eric Goodale that his night was about to get a lot more expensive. “When I got to Justin Bonsignore‘s bumper,” said Goodale, “I actually thought, ‘Oh my god, we have a car to win this race and I’m going to have to […]

    NASCAR Cup Series Driver Stats at Richmond Raceway

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:12:10 GMT)

    Last five races for Active Drivers prior to 2021 Race — Ordered by Average Finish Driver Name Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Points Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish Kyle Busch 5 2 3 5 219 431 11.4 3.2 Martin Truex Jr. 5 2 4 4 244 579 6.2 4.2 Kevin Harvick 5 0 […]

    Martin Truex Jr. wins Blue-Emu 500

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:19:04 GMT)

    Wrap-up of the NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series races held at the Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway. (Patrick Breen-Arizona Republic via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

    Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 00:29:47 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. admits to being surprised by his success at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday night, winning for the third time in the last four stops at the 0.526-mile oval — the oldest and shortest in the series. “This place has become a playground for us I guess,” Truex said in Victory Lane.

    ‘Martin’s Ville’ again: Truex Jr. earns second win of season

    (Mon, 12 Apr 2021 00:15:27 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. is the first driver to claim multiple Cup wins this season after passing Denny Hamlin late and scoring another Martinsville victory.

    Dominant days turn sour for Hamlin, Blaney in late going at Martinsville

    (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 21:42:04 GMT)

    The NASCAR Cup Series’ first stop of the season at Martinsville Speedway spanned two days — one start-and-stop night Saturday and a sun-splashed Sunday. Two near-constants atop the scoring pylon were Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney. RELATED: Official results | At-track photos: Martinsville The two traded the lead often, their car numbers of 11 and […]

    Martin Truex Jr. rallies past Hamlin for Martinsville victory

    (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:12:44 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin on Lap 485 of Sunday‘s rain-delayed Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and pulled away to win for the third time in his last four starts at the .526-mile short track. The victory was Truex‘s second this season, ending a streak of seven […]

    Martinsville Xfinity race results, driver points

    (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:49:37 GMT)

    Check out the results from Sunday's completion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series' 250-lap race at Martinsville Speedway.

    Xfinity drivers fight after Martinsville race

    (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:22:18 GMT)

    Gray Gaulding and Joe Graf Jr. fought after Sunday's Xfinity race at Martinsville Speedway. They had contact during the race.