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Busch hopes he hasn’t peaked too early: “We’ve got a long way to go”

Busch became the second driver after Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick to win three races in a row after his victory at Richmond.A win is enough to guarantee one of 16 playoff places in the post-season, unless more than 16 drivers win a race, with the remaining slots filled by regular season points.Drivers are then eliminated […]

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NASCAR Mailbag: Send your questions in now

If you have something on your mind about NASCAR send in your questions now as the NASCAR team at Motorsport.com welcomes your questions for this week’s edition of the 2018 NASCAR Mailbag.  If you have a specific question for one of us feel free to send it in. Did something happen at the track that you want […]

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William Byron: “I’m starting to really figure out what I need”

As he did in both the Camping World Truck and Xfinity series, Byron got off to a slow start this year in his rookie Cup season but in recent weeks, he’s clearly becoming more comfortable with the transition.Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Byron had far his best race yet this season from start to […]

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After Xfinity debut, Gragson admits he still has “a lot of work to do”

OK, maybe one spot better.Although he was disappointed he couldn’t wrestle away the win Friday night at Richmond (Va.) Raceway from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Christopher Bell, Gragson’s smooth series debut turned a lot of heads.Gragson, 19, had an incident-free weekend, was fast in practice, qualified 11th and contended for the win – all […]

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Clint Bowyer had a shot at Richmond win until “all hell breaks loose”

That was until, as he said, “all hell breaks loose.”An incident-free race turned chaotic in the final 45 laps of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, with four cautions including an overtime period before Kyle Busch escaped with the win over Chase Elliott.Bowyer, who led 45 laps in the race, was running second […]

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Truex’s race gets derailed by late pit stop: “We beat ourselves”

That’s because on the second to last pit stop, the No. 78 team fumbled and it cost Truex big time. He fell from second to ninth for the ensuing restart, which came with just six laps to go.After another incident that sent the race into overtime, Truex pitted again with the car overheating, only managing to place […]

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Points leader Kyle Busch: Kevin Harvick has the edge

Busch has risen to the lead of the standings after back-to-back victories in the two most recent races at Texas and Bristol.Prior to his winning breakthrough, Busch had said he was “on an island” in races as he lacked the speed of the race winners and was clear of third.That came during a spell in […]

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Christopher Bell fends off teammate to win Xfinity race at Richmond

For Bell, it was his second NXS victory in his 16th career start. “That was pretty special there buddy,” Bell said, having led 120 of 250 laps. “Had to work for it. My teammate was really good. I knew from practice both of our cars were really strong.”Noah Gragson finished second in his Xfinity debut, followed […]

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Martin Truex Jr. earns pole position at Richmond

After his two worst race weekends of the season, Truex rebounded on Friday by winning the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) Richmond.Truex’s average lap speed of 123.859 mph was set midway through the final round of knockout qualifying and held up with Chase Elliott coming closest to topping him (123.621 […]