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Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler talk about their finish in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Nick Duncan recaps the ToyotaCare 250 as Denny Hamlin starts on the pole, Brendan Gaughan's pit crew escapes a massive pit road fire and Hamlin leads all but two laps en route to victory.
Anthony O'Brien back to Brendan Gaughan's pits after Richmond incident RELATED: Adapting, reacting to new pit road safety measures Anthony O'Brien, rear tire changer for the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Brendan Gaughan in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, is back to work today at Michigan after recovering from injuries sustained in a pit road fire at Rhichmond International Raceway. O'Brien, RCR gasman Josh Wittman and Clifford "Doc" Turner, the gas runner for Eric McClure 's No. 24 team, were all transported to the hospital after flames flashed across two pit stalls during the ToyotaCare 250 on April 24. The fire was caused by a malfunction on the head of the gas can, which prevented the nozzle from sealing flush with the No. 62 car. O'Brien was changing the left rear tire right under the fuel nozzle when the fire erupted. He was hospitalized until the Monday following the race, April 27. The fire prompted NASCAR to institute new rules requiring over-the-wall pit crew members to wear gear that affords more protection in the event of a fire. Teams began instituting the new head socks and other gear at Pocono and Texas last weekend. Gaughan tweeted the good news Saturday about O'Brien's return to pit road. RT @RCR62BGaughan UPDATE: Rear tire changer Anthony O'Brien will return to action today @MISpeedway . #NASCAR — Brendan Gaughan (@Brendan62) June 13, 2015 FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Delayed race ends early Saturday morning
The Nationwide Series makes its eighth stop of the year at Richmond
JR Motorsports driver eyes first top-10 finish at restrictor-plate track Much of the attention given to Chase Elliott lately has centered around his five scheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts as he readies to replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet next season. Elliott performed well at Richmond Sunday, finishing 16th in just his second NSCS start. Quietly, the 19-year-old Georgia native has climbed to second in the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings, eight points behind leader Ty Dillon . Elliott posted a fifth-place showing in last Friday's ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond, jumping Chris Buescher in the standings as he tries to defend his XFINITY Series championship. Since his 28th-place finish in the season-opener at Daytona, Elliott has produced seven consecutive top-10 finishes, including four top fives. The NASCAR Next alum will put his streak on the line in Saturday's Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway (3 p.m. ET on FOX). Restrictor-plate tracks have proven to be Elliott’s kryptonite in his young career. He has only finished outside of the top 10 in eight of his XFINITY Series races (19.5%), including all four of his restrictor-plate contests. His best restrictor-plate finish was 15th at Daytona in his XFINITY Series debut last year. Elliott placed 19th at Talladega last spring. Elliott feels his experience at the Alabama track from last season has prepared him for Saturday's showdown. "It's really tough to plan for a race like this, since there's so much uncertainty that can happen," he said. "We were in contention last year late in the race, but got caught up in a wreck, which eventually killed our day. Going into this Saturday's race, I have more confidence knowing I've been in a late-race situation there." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Joey Logano, Regan Smith and Chase Elliott say they gave all they had to fight their way to a top five finish in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Denny Hamlin leads all but two laps of the ToyotaCare 250 to earn his third career win in the XFINITY Series at Richmond International Raceway.
Jeremy Clements and Landon Cassill make contact while trying to get on pit road during the Firecracker 250 .