Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and partner Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, announced their IZOD IndyCar Series driver, Charlie Kimball (No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda), of the Race with Insulin™ program, has gained the support of his fellow CGRT teammates across NASCAR, INDYCAR and GRAND-AM, combining for a Race with Insulin™ Unites initiative.
A missed setup dropped Kahne well down the order to start the Toyota Owners 400. He qualified 40th at Richmond and in the history of this 0.750-mile track, only four drivers—or one percent of the starters—earned a top-10 after rolling off the grid that deep in the pack.
Joey Logano led the first 94 laps of the Toyota Owners 400 and then fell back outside the top five for a long time during the middle of the race. He rebounded in the final sequence and narrowly edged Kasey Kahne for fifth on the three-quarter-mile Richmond International Raceway.
Jamie McMurray had the fastest car on long green flag runs, but the end of the race developed yellow fever. McMurray’s fourth-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway was his second top-five of the year.
Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet) broke his own record as the oldest winner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history, winning the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem (IN) Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson struggled badly in practice and rolled off the grid 36th Sunday afternoon. He carved his way to the front easily and scored his fourth top-five of the year.
Kevin Harvick fell outside of the top five at the three-quarter mark of the Toyota Owners 400, but he battled back at the end of the race and finished second to his teammate Kurt Busch.
Kurt Busch led the most laps in the Toyota Owners 400 and won in dominant fashion. After missing the first three races of the season to suspension, he is now in Chase contention.
A persistent and steady rain has postponed the Toyota Owners 400 to Sunday with a scheduled air time of 1 PM Eastern. It will be shown on the Fox Network.
Ryan Preece, of Berlin, Connecticut, laid down a fast lap of 17.960 seconds (100.223 mph) to score his 13th career Coors Light Pole Award. He just missed the tour’s track record – that he owns – by 0.036 seconds.
Jeb Burton will get to race in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway but he will do so in the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing and not his usual No. 26 Toyota.
Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet) leads the lone practice for Sunday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Sprint Sizzler 200 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway.