Brandon Jones spun on the final lap of Stage 1 after contact with Ross Chastain in Turn 1 during the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond.
See who is on the Nationwide Series entry list for Richmond RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live Entry No. Driver Owner Crew chief Vehicle Sponsor 1 01 Landon Cassill Johnny Davis Dave Fuge 14 Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com 2 2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Phil Gould 14 Chevrolet Smokey Mountain Snuff 3 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Danny Stockman Jr 14 Chevrolet Yuengling Light Lager 4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gary Keller Gary Cogswell 14 Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com 5 5 Kevin Harvick(i) Rick Hendrick Ernie Cope 14 Chevrolet Armour Vienna Sausage 6 6 Trevor Bayne Jack Roush Chad Norris 14 Ford AdvoCare 7 7 Regan Smith Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Ryan Pemberton 14 Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 8 9 Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives 14 Chevrolet NAPA AUTO PARTS 9 10 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 14 Toyota TriStar Motorsports 10 11 Elliott Sadler J D Gibbs Chris Gayle 14 Toyota OneMain Financial 11 14 Jeff Green Mark Smith Wes Ward 14 Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 12 16 Ryan Reed Jack Roush Seth Barbour 14 Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 13 17 Tanner Berryhill Adrian Berryhill Daniel Stillman 14 Dodge NationalCashLenders.com 14 19 Hermie Sadler III Mark Smith Eddie Pardue 14 Toyota VA Lottery 15 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd 14 Toyota GameStop 16 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 14 Ford Hertz 17 23 Cody Ware Robert Richardson Sr George Church 14 Chevrolet Lilly Trucking/38 Special Filtered Cigars 18 28 J J Yeley James Whitener Steve Plattenberger 13 Dodge Texas 28 19 29 Kelly Admiraal Robby Benton TBA 14 Toyota Swan Rentals 20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Steve Turner Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Rockstar 21 33 Cale Conley(i) Richard Childress Nick Harrison 14 Chevrolet IAVA 22 39 Ryan Sieg Rod Sieg Kevin Starland 14 Chevrolet StationDigital.com 23 40 Josh Wise(i) Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 24 42 Kyle Larson(i) Harry Scott Jr Scott Zipadelli 14 Chevrolet Colgate 25 43 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Philippe Lopez 14 Ford WinField 26 44 Will Kimmel III Mark Smith Greg Conner 14 Toyota Ingersoll Rand 27 46 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Kyle Symington 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 28 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 14 Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com 29 52 Joey Gase Jimmy Means Tim Brown 14 Chevrolet TBA 30 54 Kyle Busch(i) J D Gibbs Adam Stevens 14 Toyota Monster Energy 31 55 Jamie Dick Jimmy Dick Mark Setzer 14 Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 32 60 Chris Buescher Jack Roush Scott Graves 14 Ford Mustang's 50th Anniversary 33 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Shane Wilson 14 Chevrolet USAF Combat & Command 34 70 Derrike Cope Mary Louise Miller Bobby Burrell 14 Chevrolet YOUTHEORY 35 172 John Jackson James Carter Richard Garcia 14 Chevrolet Crash Claims R US 36 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 12 Dodge TBA 37 184 Chad Boat Billy Boat Dan Deeringhoff 14 Chevrolet CorvetteParts.net 38 86 TBA Scott Deware George Church 14 Chevrolet Racetrac Convenience Stores 39 87 Josh Reaume Andrea Nemechek Steven Gray 14 Chevrolet City of the Outcast 40 89 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Kevyn Rebolledo 14 Chevrolet King's Tire-Courtney Construction 41 91 Blake Koch Mark Smith Todd Myers 14 Toyota SupportMilitary.org 42 93 Mike Wallace Gregg Mixon David Goulet 13 Dodge JGL Racing 43 99 James Buescher Robby Benton Matthew Lucas 14 Toyota Ruud (i) equals ineligible for driver championship points MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
RELATED: Find NBCSN in your area " Watch live online at NBCSports.com The NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series will gather for a doubleheader showing at Richmond International Raceway this weekend while the Camping World Truck Series has an off week. Check out the full schedule below. Note: All times are ET SATURDAY, SEPT. 10: PRE-RACE SCHEDULE -- 5:30:00 p.m.: NSCS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting (Tent) -- 7:00:00 p.m.: NSCS Drivers Introductions w/ NASCAR Special Awards -- 7:20:00 p.m.: Team Fastrax Skydive Team Jumps -- 7:27:45 p.m.: Pledge of Allegiance: Enlistment members of the 317th Air Force Recruiting Squadron -- 7:28:30 p.m.: God Bless America: SSgt Faith Flippo, Richmond City Police -- 7:29:30 p.m.: Flyby TOT: Bandit Flight Team -- 7:30:00 p.m.: Presentation of Colors: Fort Lee Noncommissioned Officer's Academy -- 7:30:15 p.m.: Invocation by: Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hamlin, Deputy Command Chaplain, Military District Washington, DC. -- 7:31:00 p.m.: National Anthem by: US National Marine Corps Band -- 7:32:30 p.m.: Flyby TOT by: 2 T-38’s from Langley Air Force Base (Turn 1 to Turn 4) -- 7:37:30 p.m.: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by Pete Larson, Owner Larsen’s Automotive, Mt. Pleasant SC; Flyby: Bandit Flight Team -- 7:44:00 p.m.: Start of the Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 Laps, 300 Miles) ON TRACK -- 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 10:30 p.m. approx.: Post-NSCS race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Hamlin wins at Richmond -- See photos from Saturday's action -- Dale Jr. live-tweets Richmond race -- Late-race wreck thwarts Newman from Chase -- See who's in the Chase FRIDAY, SEPT. 9: ON TRACK -- 8-9:55 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) -- 10-10:55 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) -- Noon-1:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) -- 4:15 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) -- 5:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) -- 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 ( 250 laps, 187.5 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Results ) GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 11 a.m.: Carl Edwards -- 11:15 a.m.: Ryan Reed -- 11:30 a.m.: Elliott Sadler -- 2 p.m.: Austin Dillon -- 2:30 p.m.: Chris Buescher -- 6:45 p.m. approx.: Post-NSCS Qualifying -- 9:30 p.m. approx.: Post-NXS race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Mears, Ky. Busch top Sprint Cup practices -- Top 10 consecutive lap averages at Richmond -- Edwards remembers battle with 'Rowdy' at Richmond -- NASCAR's inaugural fan appreciation weekend kicks off at Richmond -- At-track gallery: Friday, Richmond -- Dillon tops XFINITY Coors Light Pole qualifying -- Saturday's starting lineup -- Hamlin on pole for Richmond race -- Elliott hopes career-worst start can yield positive results -- McMurray, Newman, Buescher vie for Chase berths -- Busch dominates for XFINITY win at Richmond -- 2016 XFINITY winners -- Snapshot: Saturday's main event &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings " Chase Grid SHOP: Busch gear RICHMOND, Va. -- With one ferociously fast pit stop, Kyle Busch erased a lackluster qualifying effort and cruised to victory in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway . A master at getting on and off pit road in minimal time, Busch entered the pits in fourth place under the first caution of the race after a tap from J.J. Yeley sent Justin Marks spinning into the frontstretch grass on Lap 48. Busch was first off pit road -- decisively -- and at that point it was game over, thanks for playing, and Busch was well on the way to his sixth NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Richmond, his eighth in 14 starts this season and the 84th of his career, extending his own gargantuan series record. "I never would have guessed that," Busch exulted on the team radio before he started his celebratory burnout. "Great pit stop! Awesome!" Before the second caution flew on Lap 164 of 250 , Busch had a lead of 7.312 seconds and had lapped up to eighth place in the running order before a cycle of green-flag stops began. Busch finished 6.453 seconds ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and runner-up Erik Jones , who ran the same setup Busch had in his No. 18 Toyota. The victory marked a decisive return to form for the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, who had crashed out of his two previous XFINITY races. "I just doubted our car today," said Busch, who led 197 laps and scored a perfect driver rating of 150.0. "It just wasn’t right. We just kind of missed it all through practice. It wasn’t good there, and then we qualified, and it was just a handful in qualifying. We didn’t qualify very well -- seventh. That’s not very well for my expectations. "We worked on it there at the start of the race. We were really out of control and loose, and I got to fourth, I thought that was kind where we were going to be. But my guys had an awesome pit stop, got me out front, and (crew chief) Chris Gayle made some really smart adjustments to it that first time on pit road. "After that, it was lights out. It was on a rail from there." Jones could only admire the skill of his more experienced teammate -- when he was close enough to see Busch ahead of him, that is. "Not much to say," said Jones, whose two laps led during a cycle of green-flag pit stops constituted the only interruption to Busch’s charge to the finish. "He had the same setup as us. He’s just that good. It’s unfortunate. We’ve run second to him a number of times this year. "I wish all those were wins, but we’ve been getting stronger every time." Brad Keselowski ran third, followed by XFINITY regulars Elliott Sadler , the series leader, and Justin Allgaier . Ty Dillon , polesitter Austin Dillon , Daniel Suarez , Alex Bowman and Brennan Poole completed the top 10. Ryan Reed , the last driver to finish on the lead lap, clinched a spot in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase with an 11th-place run, leaving two berths still open heading to the Sept. 17 cutoff race at Chicagoland Speedway .
Editor's note: NASCAR.com will celebrate Fan Appreciation Weekend by making all premium features free in the NASCAR Mobile App. Those features include driver audio, in-car cameras and live, real-time telemetry. The driver who finishes first in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 race won't be the only winner this weekend at Richmond International Raceway . As part of NASCAR's inaugural Fan Appreciation weekend, more than one lucky fan will have the opportunity to go home with prizes like an iPad Mini, or even a fire suit worn by Miss Sprint Cup . "I'm really excited about everything we have this weekend to recognize the fans. They are the heart-and-soul of this sport and the reason we're so passionate about what we do," Richmond International Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier said. "This goes far beyond Richmond International Raceway , as the entire industry has jumped on board to say 'Thank You, Fans'." The prizes have been donated from companies and teams like XFINITY , Monster, Roush Fenway Racing , Sprint, and MARS. The prizes will be awarded to both fans at the track and watching at home through the RIR mobile app, @RIRinsider on social media and www.rir.com . The prize giveaways are in addition to the fan experiences already in place, such as Gridside Live! and premium fan upgrades in the Midway at displays like Chevy, Coca-Cola and Sprint. While the bulk of fan appreciation-related activities will take place on Saturday, kids will be the ones getting the recognition on Friday, before the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The first 50 kids 12-and-under who stop by the RIR Kids Club Tent on the Midway will have the chance to take part in the Kids' High-Five Tunnel with their favorite NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers during driver introductions for the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. In addition, one lucky kid will present the NBC12 pole award to the driver with the fastest time in qualifying. "Providing a fun and entertaining experience for all fans is a priority," Bickmeier said. "Opportunities to put young fans in the center of the sport, like we are doing with some of the kids-related activities during Fan Appreciation Weekend, provides a strong connection to NASCAR in a fun and educational environment." Kids can also visit the Virginia529 Kids Zone, where children and their parents can enjoy games, crafts and science experiments. As in years past, all children 12-and-under are admitted free to the Virginia529 College Savings 250 with a paying adult. For the latest news, weekend schedules, and behind-the-scenes exclusive content, follow @RIRInsider on social media. Searching #ThanksFans is the fastest way to stay up-to-date with latest Fan Appreciation Race news from around the sport including NASCAR, partners, media, and other fans. Tickets for the Who's Your Driver NASCAR race weekend at Richmond International Raceway are still available for purchase. The action starts Friday with US Department of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and continues with the Virgina529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. On Saturday night, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at 7:30 p.m. The race marks the last chance for drivers to clinch a spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup . To purchase tickets call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com .
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RELATED: Full results from Richmond RICHMOND, Va. -- Josh Berry , making just his third career start in NASCAR's XFINITY Series, and his first at Richmond International Raceway , scored an impressive seventh-place finish during Friday night's Virginia529 College Savings 250 , rounding out an impressive evening for the JR Motorsports organization. Defending series champion Chase Elliott picked up his first win of the season, and teammate Regan Smith finished sixth. But the 24-year-old Berry, a Late Model standout from Hendersonville, Tennessee, garnered just as much attention as he consistently battled his way through the field in the organization's No. 88 Chevrolet. "I just struggled a little bit on restarts," Berry said afterward. "I felt like it took me four or five laps to get going. Once we did, the car was really, really good. "I've got a lot to learn (on pit road) and a lot to improve but I think each stop got a little bit better. We got blocked in on the last one, which hurt us for probably having a shot to win. "After that, we were just trying to battle back. … I'm really proud of the team; they did a great job and brought a great car here this weekend, obviously, and made my learning curve a lot (shorter)." Berry, who started fifth, was reeling in race leader Brian Scott when the fourth caution of the night appeared for an accident involving Jeremy Clements , ending a run of more than 80 laps under green. Berry came off pit road fifth. It was a scene repeated on two more occasions -- Berry racing his way back inside the top five only to lose the track position after hitting pit road. "It was a little bit frustrating, but at the same time I think it helped knowing some of those guys were going to come back to me," Berry said. "I was more frustrated with myself because I felt I could have done a better job on the restarts holding positions. I felt like some of these guys that are regulars in the series out-hustled me on those first couple of laps. … "I wish we didn't have that last caution. But usually that happens … if I'm going to run more, I've got to improve on these restarts and we'll have some more opportunities to win." It was Berry's only XFINITY Series start with the team this season, and no additional starts are on his schedule. He'll continue to compete in his Late Model entry, also fielded by JRM, through the remainder of the year. In a pair of NXS efforts last season, Berry finished 12th at Iowa and 25th at Homestead. Friday night's effort was enough to bring multiple JRM employees by Berry's pit stall after the race to offer congratulations. RELATED: Dale Jr. pleased with JRM's run at Richmond "Josh did all we asked for really," team co-owner Dale Earnhardt said. "I told him that when we came here with Jeffrey (Earnhardt) a couple of years ago, that Jeffrey was in the top-10 late in the race and had a great shot at a good finish and he did everything we asked him to do. And that's what I expected of Josh. He did a great job. "He showed his inexperience on and off pit road but with more racing and more opportunity he's going to improve there. But he did showcase his ability and show that in a good car that he's capable of running with these guys." Earnhardt Jr. said, he'd have no qualms about putting Berry in an XFINITY Series ride as soon as possible if the funding could be secured. "We'd love to get him more opportunities to race; it just really comes down to finding a partner that wants to handle the expense of taking a car to the race track on the weekend," he said. "I'm ready to race Josh every week. We've just got to find a partner that's excited to be on board with Josh."
RELATED: Full race results " Updated standings RICHMOND, Va. – Reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott was first off pit road under caution on Lap 218 of 250 and held the top spot the rest of the way in breaking a 39-race winless streak on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway . Elliott's victory in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 trimmed his deficit to 21 points behind series leader Chris Buescher , who finished 10th. Elliott's first victory of the season was also the first in 22 races for an XFINITY Series regular at Richmond. "We always want to come and give our best shot and try to win," Elliott said. "(Crew chief) Ernie (Cope) brought a great car, and the pit stops were phenomenal. "I'm just super excited to be back in Victory Lane." Yes, Elliott won the event in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, leading a race-high 83 laps on the way to his first win at Richmond and the fourth of his career. Perhaps, the loudest noise, however, came from late model stock car star and Dale Earnhardt Jr . protégé Josh Berry , who trumpeted his presence in his maiden XFINITY race at Richmond with a seventh-place finish. During an 81-lap green-flag run from Lap 54 through Lap 134, Berry drove from seventh to second. In the latter half of the run, Berry trimmed a five-second deficit to Scott, the leader, to 2.6 seconds before Jeremy Clements ’ wreck in Turn 2 slowed the action for the fourth cation of the race. Berry repeatedly lost positions on pit road, the last time because egress from his stall was blocked by the No. 6 Ford of Darrell Wallace Jr . He lost five positions under that sixth caution and restarted ninth on Lap 226 before recovering to finish seventh. "I need to do better on restarts, I need to do better on pit road, and I think we would have had a real shot at winning that race," said Berry, who is auditioning for potential partners in hopes of running a full XFINITY Series schedule for JR Motorsports next year. "I'm just so proud of this team. They brought a great car tonight. "I sure hope I helped (my cause) tonight. I'm just a short-track racer at heart, so tonight played into my favor." Polesitter Kyle Busch came home second, 1.308 seconds behind Elliott. Brian Scott led 63 laps and finished third, followed by Joey Logano , Erik Jones , Regan Smith and Berry. "I wasn't good enough all race long," said Busch, who led 78 laps, including the first 49, before Scott took a long stint at the front. "I don't know where the long-run speed went."
RICHMOND, Va. -- Richard Childress Racing driver Brian Scott will celebrate a milestone tomorrow night when he makes his 200th career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He's hoping his next milestone comes in another, more visible series. The 27-year-old said Friday at Richmond International Raceway that his plans for next season are uncertain, but that he'd like to be competing full-time in Sprint Cup . "I don't have plans yet," Scott said. "We're focused really hard at trying to move into Sprint Cup and find a competitive ride. But really the options are slim out there. It's tough to find. But that's what we're really focused on … try to make that step up and put together all the pieces we need to for a competitive ride. Trying to not be in the XFINITY Series next year at least on a full-time, for-points basis." The Boise, Idaho native has competed in the XFINIY Series on a full-time basis since 2009, driving for teams such as Braun Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing and Richard Childress Racing . Scott has been with RCR since 2013. Twice a winner in the Camping World Truck Series (at Dover and Phoenix), Scott is still chasing his first win in the XFINITY Series. He has managed 18 career top-fives, including four runner-up finishes. Any perceived lack of success on the undercard doesn't mean he isn't ready to take the next step. "I've felt like I've been ready for … probably the last two years," Scott said. "I've felt like I've got a really good understanding of almost all the race tracks that we go to. I felt like I've developed the consistency … It's really just kind of an opportunity thing. The right opportunities haven't come up in the past and I've been content to continue to run in the XFINITY Series. "I guess the difference this year is I've tried to draw a line in the sand, say I don't want to continue to find what's easy out there and continue to do the same thing. I want to take that next step and really kind of push for all or nothing." RCR currently fields three Sprint Cup Series teams for drivers Ryan Newman , Austin Dillon and Paul Menard . At one time, the organization did field four full-time teams. RCR has a technical alliance in place with Circle Sport Racing as well as Furniture Row Racing . Every option, Scott said, has been considered. "I'm not sure what's actually feasible and possible," he said. "Obviously I've really enjoyed my time at RCR; I love it there. It would be great to stay within their fold or if not under the same roof (then) be part of that technical alliance. "But we're not closing any doors; we're open to all opportunities. Nothing is off the table right now. We're exploring everything and trying to be very thorough in this process." Scott has 13 career Sprint Cup Series starts and one pole. His career-best finish, 13th, came at Las Vegas earlier this year. NASCAR XFINITY Series teams will be competing in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 Friday night at RIR (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
Keep tabs on all the action this weekend at Richmond RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today This weekend brings the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series to Richmond International Raceway . The Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 is on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ABC. The Nationwide Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 is on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2. For more information on track times, press conferences and GarageCam, you can check out this weekend's schedule . For TV times, see this week's TV schedule . We know you may not have the time to watch the race action without any interruptions, so if you're on the go, here's how to keep up at Richmond. NASCAR.com's live Sprint Cup Series leaderboard and Nationwide Series leaderboard update in real-time and offer constant text updates of lead changes, cautions, strategies, strong runs and everything in between. On the go? Download the NASCAR Mobile app to follow the leaderboards live from your device. Lap-by-Lap will keep you caught up even if you can take a peek here and there. Check in now and then to read back through all the laps you've missed, or keep an eye on the feed for real-time race updates. We'll also send race updates via Twitter through the official @NASCAR and @NASCARStats handles. Haven't tried RaceView yet? If you sign up, you'll get virtual video of cars on the track from various angles and hear what your favorite team is saying over the radio. Use it as a second screen or as your only screen. Just want to scan the radios? You can have that too with RaceView Audio . On a mobile device? Get RaceView Mobile here . If you want to be more involved in the on-track action, you can manage your fantasy team on NASCAR.com and follow your team's performance in NASCAR Fantasy Live . Mobile users can also download NASCAR Connect , a game from OneUp Sports that allows users to play other fans with race predictions, for some off-track competition while drivers battle it out on the track. RaceBuddy will be available for the Nationwide Series race. See multiple in-car camera angles to get the feel of being right in the action. Live Press Pass video streams will keep the NASCAR action rolling even after the winner goes in and out of Victory Lane. Catch interviews with the top finishers immediately following the checkered flag for the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series, and stay tuned to NASCAR.com throughout the week for the latest news. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule