Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Federated Auto Parts 400 - Richmond Sat. Nite - 09|08|12 - 7pm ET ABC
Posted on 09/06/2012 5:28:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Blow off a little steam Saturday night under the lights at Richmond as we see who makes the Chase..
8 drivers have a shot to fill out the field for the last open Chase slots, as long as they can keep it on the track and out da bushes.
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Sprint Cup - The Federated Auto Parts 400
09|08|12 7 p.m. ET ABC
Richmond International Raceway
Racing actually began in Richmond in 1946, when Ted Horn drove a Champ Car to victory over a .5-mile dirt track at Strawberry Hill Speedway.
NASCAR was founded in 1948, and five years later the sanctioning body staged a race in its Grand National Division at Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds on April 19, 1953.
Since that first race in Richmond in 1953, the track has undergone three name changes, four configuration changes and one surface change, from dirt to asphalt.
Lights were also added to the facility in 1991. RIR is the only track to hold all of its major events under the lights.
Richmond's unique, .75-mile layout produces tremendous side-by-side racing, yet drivers obtain high enough speeds to give it a superspeedway feel. That rare combination still allows for the beating and banging that fans love, with the drivers' skill playing a major role.
The track's fall date is now the final race leading up to the Chase.
Track Details Completed : 1946
Distance : .750 miles
Shape : D-shaped oval
Banking : 14° turns
Frontstretch : 1,290 feet
Backstretch : 860 feet
Seating : 112,029
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Richmond Sat. Nite last chance for the Chase race thread is up!
now ya done it. :-]
Kenseth > Gibbs, Logano > Penske. Stenhouse to the 17?
MtnClinger in before Fender Bender.
I think Kenseth is a good fit at Gibbs because he’s so low key emotionally where Busch and Hamlin are pretty hyper.
Logano was on the verge of becoming a “journeyman” at age 22 (if that’s even possible) because he started in Cup so young but hasn’t yet become a top line driver, although it could still happen.
Going to Penske is probably a good deal for him, although the Bradster is just as tough a comparison as Kyle Busch IMHO.
I like Brad. I think he’ll help Joey.
He’s a big talent. I think his long history with the family racing team gives him great insight into handling and adjustments.
Do you know if there is a race this weekend?
Look for a nice fly over after the National anthem (F-18, etc.) from Norfolk, NAS.
Thanks, weather forecast is mixed .. fingers crossed.
Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
My eldest son and I will be there.
Wow she looks horrible. Went from 16 to 40 in just a couple years.
Newman to return to SHR, hopes sponsors follow
By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
September 06, 2012 8:42 PM, EDT
RICHMOND, Va. — Signing Ryan Newman to an extension was the easy part for Stewart-Haas Racing. Now comes the difficult part.
Newman re-signs with Stewart Haas for one year
The driver of the No. 39 car will be with SHR for at least another more season after agreeing to a one-year extension with the organization, but he still faces the unknown of who will sponsor his vehicle in 2013. Primary backer U.S. Army is bowing out after this year under pressure from two members of Congress trying to eliminate military sponsorships, part of a larger sponsor shuffle at SHR that also includes Office Depot, the primary on teammate Tony Stewart’s vehicle, departing at season’s end.
Oh yeah. Lookout Hollywood and Broadway! Billy Ray is fit to be tied, I reckun..
coo and Good luck! Let us know how it goes at the track!
Reminds me of my little sister who is now my big old sister. I did the right thing when I left FResno one dark and stormy night...