Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Is Chris Buescher Better Off at Roush Fenway Racing?

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Wednesday (Sept. 25) brought the announcement that Chris Buescher will make the move to Roush Fenway Racing, taking over its No. 17 Ford Mustang and displacing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Buescher won a NASCAR Xfinity Series title in the team’s No. 60 machine in 2015, making the …

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Matt Borland Reinstated After Completing Road to Recovery Program

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Matt Borland has completed the Road to Recovery program and will be reinstated from his suspension, NASCAR announced Tuesday, Sept. 24. Borland is the crew chief for Ty Dillon’s No. 13 in the Cup Series. He was suspended indefinitely near the end of August for violating NASCAR’s substance …

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Christopher Bell Joining Leavine Family Racing for 2020

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Christopher Bell will drive the No. 95 for Leavine Family Racing for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, making the jump from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 24. Bell moves from Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 car in NASCAR’s secondary series and will bring crew chief Jason Ratcliff with …

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Alex Bowman Finishes 23rd at Richmond, Takes Shot At Austin Dillon After Rough Night

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Alex Bowman never quite overcame early contact with Austin Dillon at Richmond Raceway in Saturday night’s (Sept. 21) Federated Auto Parts 400. He nursed his No. 88 to a 23rd-place finish, putting his hopes to advance to the Round of 12 in critical condition. After a pit stop cycle at the conclusion of stage one, …

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Denny Hamlin Scores 3rd-Place Finish at Richmond

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Denny Hamlin was a big part of the Joe Gibbs Racing parade during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway He wound up third in the team’s 1-2-3-4 finish — though that was downgraded to only a 1-2-3 after Erik Jones failed post-race inspection. It would have been JGR’s first sweep of the top …

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Austin Cindric Records Second-Place Finish at Richmond

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Austin Cindric sat on the pole and raced his way to a second-place finish in the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang finished in the top five in both stages, recording second- and fifth-place finishes and totaling 50 points by the end of the race. …

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Chase Briscoe Finishes Fifth in Playoff Opener at Richmond

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Chase Briscoe brought home a fifth-place finish in his first career playoff race at Richmond, his first career top five at the track. Briscoe finished eighth in the spring race and followed it up in the fall by running inside the top 10 for most of the race, finishing ninth and seventh in the first …

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Chris Buescher, Martin Truex Jr. Lead Richmond Cup Practices

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the track at Richmond Raceway Friday, Sept. 20, for a pair of practice sessions for tomorrow’s playoff race. Practice 1 JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher paced the first practice session with a speed of 121.146 mph. The 50-minute session had nine playoff drivers in the top 10, …

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Gray Gaulding Paces Lone Xfinity Practice at Richmond

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NASCAR Xfinity Series action at Richmond Raceway got underway Friday morning with a single practice session. Gray Gaulding paced the 80-minute practice, with the driver of the No. 08 recording a field-best speed of 121.397 mph. Gaulding was five-hundredths quicker than second-place Cole Custer, while third-place Christopher Bell posted a time of exactly 121 mph. …

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