Stage 2 done here at Richmond. Brad Keselowski wins it. I'm told this is a big deal.
Erik Jones looks to be the first driver out of the Richmond race after hard contact with the wall just a few laps into the contest. Had contact with Kasey Kahne.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has admitted relief from getting to the track after his retirement announcement. I asked his crew if today had been any crazier than usual with fans. Said one "Dude, it's Junior. It's always crazy."
NASCAR chairman Brian France makes surprise visit to Richmond media center. Addresses Dale Jr retirement. Says drivers retiring younger is going to be the trend. France's son, a Joey Logano fan, had no comment.
NASCAR chairman Brian France, with son Luke by his side addresses the retirement announcement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. And why drivers aren't going to race as long as they once did.
Larson takes second Xfinity victory of season
Kyle Larson took the lead on pit stops with only a handful of laps to go and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond. It is Larson's second victory in five Xfinity starts this year.
Because of a transmission change, Joey Logano will have to start at the rear of the NASCAR Cup race Sunday. He was set to start fifth.
In appreciation of Dale Earnhardt Jr. the man
You have to appreciate how Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived his life his way, despite all the distractions along the way. Ricky Craven shares stories and thoughts on a friend and fierce competitor.
Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond
Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finds time to give back on busy week
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lives a busy life, this week more than ever. But he wasn't going to miss visiting kids in an Ohio hospital on Thursday for anything.
NASCAR will penalize Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano for weaving their cars postrace at Bristol by docking them 30 minutes of practice time today at Richmond l. Weaving is a way teams could work their cars back into compliance for postrace technical inspection. AJ Allmendinger also will lose 30 minutes of practice time and lost pit selection for failing prerace measurements four times at Bristol while Ty Dillon will lose 15 minutes and pit selection for failing three times prerace.
Austin Dillon will miss 30 minutes of practice as well as lose pit selection and start at the rear this weekend at Richmond for his car failing prerace measurements five times last week at Bristol. RCR has decided to keep crew chief Slugger Labbe in the shop this weekend. RCR operations director Sammy Johns will replace him.
Richard Childress Racing crew chief Slugger Labbe will be replaced this weekend by team operations director Sammy Johns. No reason was released by the team. Labbe will continue working in the shop this weekend, according to the team.
Richard Childress Racing says Operations Director Sammy Johns will replace Slugger Labbe as the crew chief on the RCR #3 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet of Austin Dillon this weekend at Richmond. Labbe will remain at the RCR shop to work on cars for next weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Danica Patrick's 'Wonder Woman' paint scheme
As a racing pioneer, Danica Patrick has likely been called "Wonder Woman" a few times. But now she can make that title official.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows how he would hope his final NASCAR Cup season will end. No matter what happens, though, he will soak up every minute. He explains:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy help 11-year-old Stoyan Schuster "ring the bell" for graduating from therapy following brain surgery. Earnhardt delivered the bell to Nationwide Children's Hospital last year. It is shaped like the Hendrick Motorsports bell the team rings when it celebrates race wins.
Dale Jr. gets perspective at kids' hospital
Dale Earnhardt Jr. put aside retirement talk to visit children at a hospital.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. helps a patient with his thumbprint Thursday at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is greeted at the Nationwide Children's Hospital. He knows many of the patients treated at the facility.
Turn 4: The Dale Earnhardt Jr. edition
Was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision a surprise? First-ballot Hall-of-Famer? It's all Dale all the time in this week's Turn 4. Ricky Craven, Ryan McGee, Bob Pockrass and Matt Willis have at it.
Code 3 Associates will sponsor Danica Patrick for four races, including three as part of the "One Cure" initiative that uses pets for clinical trials that also help doctors learn about potential cancer treatment of humans. The first race will be Kansas, where a "Wonder Woman" scheme should bring additional awareness.
Team Penske Xfinity Series crew chief Greg Erwin has been suspended for one race and fined $10,000 for the front of the Ryan Blaney car being too low following the race at Bristol. Blaney does not get points in the series but the team lost 10 points in the owner standings. NASCAR did not fine Ross Chastain for his punch that sent Jeremy Clements to the infield care center with a swollen eye.
Martin Truex Jr. crew chief Cole Pearn has been fined $10,000 for the Truex car having one loose lug nut postrace at Bristol.
Appeal delayed, Keselowski chief stays on job
Brad Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe's three-race suspension is deferred through a final appeal now scheduled for May 9. Wolfe has already served one race of the ban.
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