SHOW #427 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Update – We also recap Darlington, go over the Chase scenarios, Just Sayin’, Richmond Preview and more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie iHeartRadio_Logos( Roughly 48:00 mins)

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kasey_kahneSHOW #408 – Guests: Kasey Kahne, Erik Jones – We recap the thrilling Richmond race, the Tony Stewart lug-nuts-gate saga continues, Kyle Petty Charity Ride kicks off, Amelia is back!, a full Talladega Superspeedway Blah! Preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie

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rir_nscs_stewart_042416AFTER FIRST RACE BACK, TONY STEWART READY FOR MORE

April 24, 2016

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

What was not to like?

Tony Stewart was back in a race car for the first time this season, and he was driving at one of his favorite race tracks.

He was working in competition with new crew chief Mike Bugarewicz for the first time, and he was up on the wheel. Continue reading “Tony Stewart Ready for 800 more laps at Richmond”

rir_nscs_vl_042416Carl Edwards’ crew chief says bump-and-run was good for the sport

RICHMOND, Va. – To bump or not to bump? That is the question.

The person with the most eloquent answer to that existential question wasn’t Carl Edwards, who bumped his way to victory in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

And it wasn’t Kyle Busch, the victim of the nudge by teammate Edwards that sent his No. 18 Toyota up the track in the final corner and out of Victory Lane. Continue reading “Was Carl Edwards bump-and-run good for NASCAR?”

rir_nscs_edwards_decal_042416April 24, 2016

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

RICHMOND, Va. – The honeymoon at Joe Gibbs Racing may be over.

Yes, on Sunday at Richmond International Raceway, Carl Edwards won his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the Toyota Owners 400 and the fourth in a row for JGR, but he did so with a last-lap bump-and-run on teammate Kyle Busch, who was seeking his third victory in four events. Continue reading “Carl Edwards bumps teammate Kyle Busch to win at Richmond”

rir_nxs_vl_2_042316Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Richmond XFINITY race in overtime

April 23, 2016

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

RICHMOND, Va. – After a massive late-race wreck scrambled the running order in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250, Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived a two-lap dash in overtime to win his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race since 2010 and the first in his own JR Motorsports equipment. Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Visits Richmond Xfinity Series Victory Lane”

rir_nscs_harvick_042216April 22, 2016

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

RICHMOND, Va. – With rain threatening to fall at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers put extra effort into Friday morning’s opening practice.

The effort paid off for 2014 series champion Kevin Harvick, who was fastest in practice at 129.089 mph and consequently will start on the pole in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the .75-mile short track (1 p.m. ET on FOX). Continue reading “Qualifying rainout puts Harvick on pole at Richmond”