Virginia529 College Savings 250 entry list
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
Josh Berry makes strong impression at Richmond
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."
Elliott holds off Busch to win at Richmond
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."
Scott's 2016 plans uncertain as 200th NXS start approaches
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).
Josh Berry to drive No. 88 car at Richmond for JRM
RELATED: Dale Jr. proud of JRM teams Josh Berry will make his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start of 2015 for JR Motorsports on Sept. 11 at Richmond International Raceway . Berry will pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 88 car will carry sponsorship from Speedco for the race. "We're happy to be able to put Josh in our XFINITY car again at a track he has some laps on to allow him to show what he can do," JRM co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr . said in a release provided by the team. "I felt like he performed well last year in the two races he was able to run. He's really elevated himself as a driver this year, winning at multiple tracks in the late model to earn this opportunity and I expect him to make the most of it." Berry made two XFINITY Series starts last season for JRM at Iowa (in August) and the season finale at Homestead. His best finish was a 12th-place result at Iowa. "I'm just really excited to have another opportunity to move up," Berry said in a team release. "We've had a really good season so far in the late model car, and I'm really excited to get to do another XFINITY race, especially at a race track I've been to before. I ran in the XFINITY Series twice last year and wasn't sure I would have the opportunity to do it again, but luckily Speedco came on board for this race. I'm really thankful for their support and for the opportunity Dale, Kelley, L.W. (Miller) and everyone at JRM are giving me." Berry runs a late model for JRM and has totaled nine wins this season. The No. 88 car is currently 10th in the owner standings in the XFINITY Series. Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick , Kasey Kahne and Ben Rhodes all have piloted the No. 88 car this season. Harvick has driven the team to its two wins and will be behind the wheel this weekend at Darlington in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Meet the man who owns eight NASCAR teams
Harry Scott didn't set out to own the most teams competing in NASCAR, but that's pretty much the situation the Raleigh, North Carolina native finds himself in today. Scott currently fields eight teams in NASCAR -- two in the Sprint Cup Series through his HScott Motorsports organization, one XFINITY Series team in collaboration with fellow Sprint Cup owner Chip Ganassi and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams with co-owner/driver Justin Marks . Last year, driver Ben Rhodes captured the K&N Pro Series East title while driving for Scott's group. "My goal eventually is to have one of these K&N drivers come all the way with me or with an affiliated organization -- come from our K&N East operation to XFINITY and on up to Cup. That would be a pretty special thing," Scott told NASCAR.com earlier this season. This weekend's racing program at Richmond International Raceway will see each of Scott's teams in action as the three-quarter mile track hosts K&N East, XFINITY and Sprint Cup events. Drivers William Byron and Scott Heckert headed into Thursday night's UNOH 100 at RIR first and second in points with teammates Dalton Sargeant (fourth), J.J. Haley (sixth) and Rico Abreu (seventh) also in the top 10. Brennan Poole , who has split seat time with Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson and Marks in the No. 42 XFINITY Series entry, will make his 14th start of the season in Friday's Virginia529 College Savings 250 . Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 will include HScott Motorsports drivers Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett . That's quite a lot to keep up with for an owner who began his NASCAR efforts less than seven years ago by partnering with then-Nationwide Series owner Todd Braun and Braun Racing. "I've always been interested in racing, always been a race fan, always been attracted to it," Scott, founder of AccuDoc Solutions, a medical billing services provider, said. "Growing up in Raleigh I wasn't in the racing scene, I didn't grow up in it. My father was a physician. The first real inside exposure that I had was with Todd and that group. I was introduced to them in Daytona in February of 2009. We built a friendship and then we built a partnership in 2010. "It was almost an internship. I had the ability to get the exposure; they welcomed me. It was a really good opportunity to get the experience that prepared me for what it's become today through a series of other opportunities." After Braun ceased operations, Scott joined forces with team owner Steve Turner, who fielded XFINITY , Camping World Truck Series and K&N teams. The union, though, was already dissolving in the fall of 2013 when the opportunity for Scott to become a Sprint Cup team owner surfaced. Scott had been considering such a move, "but not necessarily at that point," he said. Former team owner James Finch was looking to unload his Phoenix Racing operation, and Scott was an interested party. "Everything happens for a reason," Scott said. "I'm very pleased that I took the jump and took the risk. In an ideal situation for me, it was probably a year or two earlier than what I had expected. But it's worked out really, really well." The fact that he wouldn't have to build a team from the ground up was enticing, and less costly. Phoenix Racing also already had working arrangements in place with Hendrick Motorsports (which had also provided engines to Turner Scott) to supply engine and chassis. Primary sponsor Brandt had expressed an interest in moving into Sprint Cup as well. "All those things kind of came together in September of 2013," Scott said. "It was an opportunity that I really couldn't turn down. "The key to being able to do all this are the relationships that we've been able to forge with Hendrick, with Chevrolet, with Stewart-Haas now, they provide us some engineering support, and our sponsor relationships. Without all of those things, there's no way we could compete and do what we do. It was almost a perfect storm so to speak." The association with Ganassi made sense on two fronts -- Scott had the available XFINITY Series operation from the earlier Turner-Scott affiliation and Ganassi needed a feeder series for the development of driver Kyle Larson . An expected two-year program for Larson, however, was cut in half when the opportunity to put the youngster in the No. 42 vacated by Juan Pablo Montoya surfaced. But the team remains in place, another stop on the racing ladder where drivers can continue to gain experience. "It's a good fit for both of us because (Ganassi) provides us with a lot of support technically; we lease space in their shop and it also allows Chip to stay close to Larson's racing ... Obviously they've got an interest in making sure he's in the most competitive equipment he can be in. As we both do." His Sprint Cup teams, Scott said are "paying our dues." Allgaier, in just his second full season, is 30th in points while Annett, who joined HScott in January after a '14 season with Tommy Baldwin Racing , is 36th. Scott is among the younger Sprint Cup Series team owners at 49 and hopes to be around "as long as I'm able to do it physically." "I'm not in it for the short term," he said. "I'm trying to build this the right way. Some of these guys have got 20, 30 years head start on me. It's hard when you're competing against them every week to keep it in perspective. You want to be as competitive as you can, but you also don't want to be naïve enough and get disappointed when you're racing a Hendrick organization, or Joe Gibbs or Stewart-Haas. ... "I didn't come into the Cup series thinking I was going to light the world on fire immediately, because it just doesn’t happen, I don't care how much resources you have. It's not just resources. It's people, it's time, it's experience, and you can't buy experience." Scott sees the ownership landscape changing, and says he hopes he can assist others the way owners today have helped him. He listens, he is given advice and he learns. "I take all that to heart," he said of conversations with Hendrick, Ganassi and others. I'm glad they're here. "There will come a time where hopefully I'm in their position giving the advice and I can give back to the sport, help young teams coming along ... and that would be my ultimate goal -- to bring some of these young drivers along too. That would be really fulfilling."
NASCAR TV schedule: Sept. 7-Sept. 13
RELATED: See the full weekend schedule " NBC Sports Live Extra RICHMOND CUP RACE: Full race lineup " Live weather updates All times ET Monday, Sept. 7 6 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 9 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 2 p.m., NASCAR 120, NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America Live, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 6:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015: Episode #7 (tape), NBCSN 10:30 p.m., NASCAR 120 (re-air), NBCSN Tuesday, Sept. 8 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 4:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America Live, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 Wednesday, Sept. 9 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America Live, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 Thursday, Sept. 10 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 2:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN 4 p.m., NASCAR America Live, NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 7:30 p.m., NASCAR K&N Series West: Meridian (tape), NBCSN 8:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN Friday, Sept. 11 6 a.m., NASCAR America: The States of NASCAR (re-air), NBCSN 6:30 a.m., NASCAR America: The States of NASCAR (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special, Episode #4 (re-air), NBCSN 7:30 a.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special, Episode #5 (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special, Episode #6 (re-air), NBCSN 8:30 a.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special, Episode #7 (re-air), NBCSN 10 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN Noon, NASCAR K&N Series West: Meridian (re-air), NBCSN 1 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN 2:30 p.m., NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified: Langley (tape), NBCSN 3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America Live, NBCSN 5:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN 7 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green, NBCSN 7:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 , NBCSN Saturday, Sept. 12 3:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying (re-air), NBCSN 4 p.m., NASCAR Race Day, FOX Sports 2 5 p.m., NASCAR America Saturday, NBCSN 7 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Countdown to Green, NBCSN 7:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 , NBCSN 11 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show, NBCSN 3 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane, FOX Sports 1 Sunday, Sept. 13 5:30 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 7 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 4 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 11:30 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN &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;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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;
Weekly NASCAR.com preview: Sept. 7-13
See what's coming this week to NASCAR.com Here's what you'll see on NASCAR.com this week: MONDAY: Jessica Ruffin breaks down all 43 cars and their finishes at Darlington in The Rundown ... Jeff Gordon moved closer to making the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington but still isn't where he wants to be ... @nascarcasm recaps the Darlington action as only he can ... Miss the Bojangles' Southern 500 or just want to relive the key moments? Race Rewind has you covered. TUESDAY: Will there be any movement in this week's Power Rankings presented by Outback? We'll see how the top drivers are ranked ... Chase crashers? Find out which driver has the best chance to break into the postseason with just one regular-season race left ... @nascarcasm drafts up a Facebook page using his wit and comedic puns ... Hear the best in-car audio with Scanner Sounds. WEDNESDAY: See the fresh looks that will be on track at Richmond International Raceway with Paint Scheme Preview ... Joey Logano : Code Name Cobra? Senior writer Kenny Bruce will explain why ... High 5 presents the best NASCAR content from around the web ... The Dirty Air Podcast looks back at Darlington and ahead to the regular-season finale at Richmond. THURSDAY: Driver Reports is back this week and highlights the 16 drivers who currently have a spot in the Chase ... With the opening of the NFL season here, RJ Kraft looks at which drivers are most like particular NFL quarterbacks ... The NASCAR XFINITY Series cars take to the track at Richmond for two practice sessions. FRIDAY: There is plenty of on-track action for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Richmond capping off with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at 7:30 p.m. ET ... Senior writers Kenny Bruce and Holly Cain will be on the ground as drivers prepare to battle for the final Chase spots up for grabs on Saturday night ... 8 Tweets highlights the best from social media in the past week. Also coming this week: A complete breakdown of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field when the 16-driver field is set this weekend.
How to follow this weekend's NASCAR races
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
How to follow the action at Richmond
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series head to Richmond International Raceway this week. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend. RACES Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400 (Saturday Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra, MRN Radio, SiriusXM) XFINITY Series: Virginia529 College Savings 250 (Friday Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra, MRN Radio, SiriusXM) WEEKEND SCHEDULE Click here for on-track times, press conferences, leaderboards and GarageCam. RACE DAY • NSCS leaderboard • NXS leaderboard • NSCS Lap-by-Lap • NXS Lap-by-Lap • NSCS live standings PRODUCTS • RaceBuddy: Through the remainder of the season, NASCAR RaceBuddy will feature two (2) alternate live action camera angles, along with up to six (6) in-car cameras with different driver selections for each Sprint Cup race and four (4) for XFINITY races. • RaceView: Watch virtual video of cars on track and listen to the scanner. • RaceView Mobile: On your phone? Try RaceView here . • Scanner: In-car audio only. • Mobile Apps: Follow the leaderboards live from your device. NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA Web stream: NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile app: iOS/Android NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs will provide racing fans with unparalleled interactive digital access to every NASCAR Sprint Cup series race, including exclusive camera angles, custom driver information, and insider track information. • Multi-view options that bring fans inside the race, combining NBC Sports Group’s race simulcast and alternative camera angles, ranging from in-car views to various key track locations. • Dedicated full-view, on-board alternate cameras. • Additional features on the desktop/laptop experience, bringing fans comprehensive race-day information to their fingertips, including: • Driver updates, cup standings, and biographies • Track infographics with key facts and history NBC Sports Live Extra will stream NASCAR coverage on NBC and NBCSN via "TV Everywhere", giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra . FANTASY • NASCAR Fantasy Live: Set your lineups, check your progress • Streak to the Finish: Play in all the national series that are in action this week LIVE INTERVIEWS PressPass: Watch exclusive post-race interviews. Stay tuned to NASCAR.com throughout the weekend for the latest news.