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Dale Jr. 'would love' to pick his successor
Despite having 28 more Cup Series races in his NASCAR career, the iconic driver admits he wants to help choose who will replace him in the No. 88 car.

Richmond NASCAR race day weather forecast: Hot day at the race track
Heat will be the weather story for NASCAR at Richmond International Raceway Sunday - afternoon temperatures near 90.

Today’s Cup race at Richmond: Start time, weather, TV/radio info
All the pertinent details for today's Toyota Owners 400.

Toyota Owners 400 live stream: Watch NASCAR from Richmond online
Will Matt Kenseth grab the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Richmond? Here's how you can watch the Toyota Owners 400 live, on TV and online. Will this be the week we free Matt Kenseth from the no-win column? Kenseth is looking for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2017

Late Race Frustration Ensues in Toyota Care 250
The Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway was calm and smooth until the final couple of restarts. The restarts that caused confusion amongst drivers, media, and fans. The first incident happened on the lap 245 restart. Ty Dillon was the control car. Justin Allgaier line up second and Kyle

Larson wins ToyotaCare 250 in overtime at RIR
The following comes directly from Richmond International Raceway: The ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race was settled in overtime, as Kyle Larson, driver of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42, took the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway (Richmond). Following multiple lead changes in the

Vote now: Who should replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88?
With the news earlier in the week that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the end of this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, one nagging question remains. Who should replace him? It has been one of the hottest topics in NASCAR and here is your

Why every NASCAR fan needs to go to a short-track race for the full experience
RICHMOND, Va. – The NASCAR schedule takes drivers all over the country, and each track provides its own unique challenges. But the fan experience changes at each track too. “Racing is a different product based on the track, especially if you're used to watching on TV,” said lifelong NASCAR fan Jennifer

What's a fan to do when Earnhardt leaves? History might help
For 14 years, NASCAR's largest fan base belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now the namesake son of racing icon and seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt has announced he's retiring at the end of the season. At Richmond International Raceway - part of NASCAR's top series almost since moonshine

Larson edges out Allgaier for NASCAR Overtime win at Richmond
Kyle Larson takes the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway in NASCAR Overtime as he edges out Justin Allgaier for the win.

Ryan: A requiem for the bump and run? Delving into the short-track debate gripping NASCAR
Thoughts on the viablity of rubbing is racing, treating Richmond with VHT, the coverage of Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 debut and contract scuttlebutt.

Relationships help drive Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s success
If there's one thing that's come through loud and clear from Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week, it's how much relationships matter to him. And when you spend two decades in the racing business, you build a huge base of relationships — with other drivers, crewmembers, NASCAR officials, sponsors

Lance Dewease picks up 87th triumph at Williams Grove
Now at 87 wins on his career at the oval, Dewease of Fayetteville needs just three more victories to tie Fred Rahmer Sr. on the all-time Williams Grove win list and four more to become the all-time win leader. Tim Shaffer and Freddie Rahmer comprised the front row for the start of the 30-lap Tommy Classic

It's tough to keep a secret in the NASCAR garage
Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Before NASCAR's move to common templates and aero matching, drivers used to beat a path to the sanctioning body's transporter to lobby for their respective car makes. The late Dale Earnhardt, who would have turned 66 on Saturday, was one of the most ardent

NASCAR's first family sets pace for philanthropy efforts
NASCAR's first family has shifted the sport's philanthropy arm into high gear through its million-dollar partnership with the Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone. NASCAR CEO Brian France and his wife, Amy, spent Wednesday meeting and spending time with young patients

NASCAR “spotting” at RIR
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Behind every great NASCAR driver there is a supportive owner, an intelligent crew chiefs, in tune pit crew and lastly a pair of eyes in the sky. The latter can be what makes or breaks a final lap run at the checkered flag and a trip to victory lane. Earl Barban is one of the best

Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off
AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. "I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now," NASCAR'S most popular driver said Friday at Richmond International Raceway, where he came back to work three

Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Announced Today
Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon today announced that the number-one entertainment brand for kids is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The announcement was made atop the 360 Chicago

'Blocking the bad stuff:' How NASCAR's Danica Patrick relates to 'Wonder Woman'
Danica Patrick spotted some immediate connections when her “Wonder Woman” paint scheme for May's NASCAR All-Star Race weekend was unveiled this week. Her first reaction to the front of her No. 10 car bearing the likeness of the next actress, in costume, chosen to play Diana Prince? “I think that

Denny Hamlin: Joe Gibbs Racing’s rebound won’t happen ‘overnight’ or ‘in a month’
Danny Hamlin addressed the issues that have all four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers outside the top 10 in points.

Matt Kenseth wins Richmond pole
Hot track temps make for interesting qualifying strategies, and Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Toyota speeds to the top of the chart, grabbing the Coors Light Pole Award at Richmond.

Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Announced Today
Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon today announced that the number-one entertainment brand for kids is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The announcement was made atop the 360 Chicago

Team Penske Looking to Continue Dominance at NASCAR's Biggest and Baddest Track in the GEICO 500
Team Penske has been no stranger to Talladega Superspeedway's Gatorade Victory Lane in recent years. Roger Penske's drivers - Brad Keselowski, the defending GEICO 500 champion and Joey Logano - have combined to capture the past three checkered flags at the mammoth 2.66-mile Superspeedway and 

Denny Hamlin guesses there's a 50 percent chance Carl Edwards is back in 2018
Edwards stepped away from NASCAR in January.

Ty Dillon: best 10-laps in 1st NXS practice
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Ty Dillon, driving the No. 3 Red Kap/Prudential Overall Supply Chevrolet Camaro, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway.

Richmond NASCAR weather forecast: Any rain at all this weekend?
Very warm and mostly dry this weekend for NASCAR at Richmond International Raceway

Suarez: 'I feel like I'm a different person'
Having made his first NASCAR start in the XFINITY Series at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, Daniel Suarez reflects on how both him and his career have evolved since then.

Austin Dillon starts from rear at Richmond; Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth penalized for swerving
NASCAR announces several infractions from inspection at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Austin Dillon will have new crew chief for Richmond; Slugger Labbe staying at RCR shop
It's unclear if Labbe will return for Talladega.

Opinion: What About Joey?
The search for the next face of NASCAR seems to have overlooked an obvious choice. He's young at just 26-years-old, talented, successful, has “paid his dues,” drives for one of the sport's powerhouses and oozes with personality. But in the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement

Former Hokie is still a special teamer — as a NASCAR engineer and pit man
RICHMOND — Caleb Hurd figured out what he wanted to do with his life when he first traveled to Richmond International Raceway for a NASCAR race in 2000. He was working as a wide-eyed intern for Hendrick Motorsports at the time, putting his mechanical engineering education at Virginia Tech to good use

NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just a generation ago, NASCAR drivers raced until they were embarrassing themselves, the money ran out or they simply couldn't make it to the track anymore. They could compete into their mid-50s, and make a really good living. It's an entirely different world now. First went

Google is working with NASCAR to test new high-speed wireless technology
Google is taking its wireless technology to the races. Access, the Google spinout focused on high speed internet service, is working with NASCAR to test 3.6GHz wireless broadband networks using racecars, according to new filings by the company.  The company is seeking permission from the FCC for an experimental

10 Worst Car Accidents in NASCAR History
In a sport as dangerous as NASCAR, wrecks are bound to happen. Here's a look at the 10 worst car accidents in the history of NASCAR racing.

NASCAR Truck drivers feel the earth move sitting in NHRA powerhouses
The horses the Truck Series drivers have under their hoods are like ponies compared to the 10,000 horses in a Top Fuel dragster or Funny Car.

Denny Hamlin hopes homecoming at Richmond puts him back in fast lane
RICHMOND, Va. -- Denny Hamlin is free to work in peace this weekend. There is no doubt work to do, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided the perfect diversion. Now Hamlin just has to fend off his teammates. Any NASCAR visit to Richmond International Raceway brings enough pressure and demands – some internal

NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Richmond preview, 50 States in 50 Shows: Michigan
Today's "50 States in 50 Shows" looks at Dixie Motor Speedway in Michigan.

Harvick, Keselowski part of Xfinity, Truck ‘Test Fest’ at Charlotte on Tuesday
The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will take turns with an open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Can you name these 12 NASCAR tracks based on how they look from the sky?
We've done this before with golf and baseball, so to keep it going with outdoor sports, FTW is giving you the chance to try your hand at race tracks. Below are 15 aerial photos of race tracks around the country – taken via Google Earth (seriously, this technology is amazing) – and I'm not as

Richmond Fantasy Racing Preview
Joey Logano is the only driver that has finished in the top 10 in each of the last six races at Richmond dating back to his win in 2014 and Kevin Harvick finished fifth in both races last season. (Photo: Getty Images) Driver Averages | Lap Leaders | Driver Ratings | Loop Data | Past Winners | Past Pole

Charlotte Shakedown: NASCAR XFINITY, Camping World Truck Series Machines Roar into Charlotte Motor Speedway for Test Fest
An all-star cast of drivers will take to Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR Test Fest on May 2 in a fan-friendly shakedown of NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines before the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder May 19-28. Scheduled to participate are Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions

Kentucky Begins Preparations For 2017 NASCAR Events
In October 2016, Kentucky Speedway announced that they would be adding an additional layer of asphalt to their racing surface. This move was made after the previous repave, which happened before their July events, because the asphalt did not meet construction specifications. "When our team examined

Toyota Owners 400 fantasy preview
Richmond is a hybrid. It behaves as much like an unrestricted, intermediate speedway as a short track and that allows for consideration of a wide variety of drivers.

Fantasy Auto Racing cheat sheet for Toyota Owners 400
In contrast to Bristol Motor Speedway, which had only a handful of drivers sweep the top 10 in 2016, Richmond International Raceway was a place where success predicted success.

After Dale Jr., who will be the next NASCAR driver to go?
We are at a remarkable juncture in NASCAR after Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he is retiring as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series earlier this week. Four-time Cup champ Jeff Gordon and three-time champ Tony Stewart also have formally retired, as has 2016 rookie Brian Scott. Carl

Breaking into NASCAR 'the old-fashioned way'
LaJoie hasn't had everything handed to him. He's paved his own way by getting his hands dirty and working for everything he's earned. “I've worked on all my stuff,” LaJoie said. “I've built race cars and done all that stuff, and there's not many kids that are racing nowadays that

Wallace Ready to Rebound in Richmond
Bubba Wallace's No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang heads into the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway with a different look, as Mello Yello has come on board as the primary partner for this weekend's event. “I'm really excited to have Mello Yello on board,” said

JR Motorsports posts message of NASCAR community congratulating Dale Jr. on retirement
JR Motorsports brought together some of NASCAR's stars, both past and present, to send a special thank you message to Dale Earnhardt Jr. after announcing his retirement from racing at the end of the 2017 season. In the three-minute video message, current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle

The 10 Highest-Paid NASCAR Drivers in 2017
Last year, the highest-paid Nascar drivers combined to earn $168 million. Here's a look at the 10 individuals who raced away from the competition this year.

Kevin Harvick On The Light Side
Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will feature Busch Light for the first time this season during Sunday's 400-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. This weekend marks the first of five appearances by Busch Light on the

DIS Celebrates NASCAR Day of Green Service with Tree Planting Ceremony
Daytona International Speedway, International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR employees celebrated NASCAR Race to Green week by donating and planting trees at City Island River Walk in Daytona Beach. Approximately 50 employees attended the event, planting 31 live oak trees and 250 marigolds, as well