HELLO, NEWMAN!

Kyle Busch got the win Saturday, but perhaps no driver helped himself more than Ryan Newman, who cracked the top 12 in points (10th) with his fourth-place finish at Richmond. Forty-three of the 56 drivers who left Richmond in the Chase field have gone on to make the Chase of the Cup. Newman bumped David "The Franchise" Reutimann from the top 12. After an awful start this season (36th-28th-25th-22nd), Newman has four top tens in the last six races, with a season-best third in Phoenix ...

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VIDEO: KAHNE ANGRY AFTER RICHMOND CRASH

  Video (below) of the Stremme-Johnson-Kahne wreck on Saturday in Richmond. Kasey Kahne becomes "not very happy" around 1:35.   ...

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VIDEO: RICHMOND CRASHES

A look at the crashes from the race at Richmond on Saturday. Labonte-Kahne-Johnson-StremmeVickers-Reutimann Newman-Martin-Truex Jr.  Hornish Jr.-Ambrose  ...

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KYLE BUSCH WINS IN RICHMOND

On his 24th birthday, Kyle Busch won going away at the Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway for his third victory of the season. He became the youngest driver to capture 15 career victories. Busch passed Jeff Gordon on lap 352 for the lead. Tony Stewart finished second and was followed by Jeff Burton, Ryan Newman and Mark Martin.Busch celebrated in his usual understated style, with a series of burnouts at the finish line, a victory stance atop his car and a lap with the checker ...

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LIVE BLOG: RICHMOND

I am live-blogging the race in Richmond tonight. Check back here for updates during the race. And feel free to leave comments here or message me during the race at http://twitter.com/allleftturns. All times Eastern7:22 pmGreat quote from Darrell Waltrip on FOX about Kyle Busch, "People want him to win like Petty. They want him to drive like Earnhardt and they want him to act like Mark Martin. It just ain't going to happen. This is an extraordinary talent. Enjoy it."7:38 pmMax Papis ...

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CLOSED WHEEL, OPEN THREAD

Thoughts and observations heading into this weekend's race in Richmond. Anyone else hope Kyle and Junior will be 1-2 with two laps to go? (In that order.)Jimmie Johnson has won three of the last four races at Richmond.Kevin Harvick has eight straight top tens at Richmond.Virginia native Denny Hamlin (fifth in points) has never won on his home track.We are going to have to imagine what David Poole would have written this weekend. He will be missed.Carl Edwards spent all week talking about a wr ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: BABA BOOEY EDITION

DeLana Harvick Sun. April 26: Baking cookies for the 29 team before the race today. Watch out Martha Stewart! Sun. April 26: PISSER!!! Kevin is OK and they are trying to get the 29 back on the track. Sun. April 26: Congrats to Brad Keselowski on your first Cup win. Glad everyone made it through the day safely even though we had a few tense moments Wed. April 29: A night of go kart racing at Hee Haw Speedway. Guess who won? :) Maybe it's a good sign of things to come this weekend in Richmond. ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: DELANA HARVICK LOVES BABA BOOEY

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May 6: Babes   May 13: Crashes     May 20: Drivers   ...

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SWINE FLU: VIRGINIA HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE RACE FANS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS

Local health officials in Henrico Country are urging people headed to Richmond International Raceway this weekend to take precautions in light of the recent swine flu outbreak. In a news release, health director Dr. Robert E. Stroube said, "There is no reason for fans not to attend and enjoy events this weekend. However, as with any large public event, there is a risk of spreading viruses, but there are very simple yet effective precautions you can take to avoid exposure."Stroube ur ...

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