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Kyle Larson advanced to the round of 12 for the seventh time in eight races this season. The only driver who has more top-12 starts is Keselowski who has been perfect in that regard.

Larson often uses these strong starts as a catalyst to finish well and it is only a matter of time before the No. 42 begins recording top-10 finishes in more than 50 percent of his starts. Climb on the bandwagon now.
Apr 24 - 10:31 PM

Danica Patrick struggled most of Friday afternoon on a track type that has been kind to her in the last two starts. She earned back-to-back top-10s at Martinsville Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, but will need to adjust her Chevrolet all night to collect a third straight triumph at Richmond International Raceway.

This was a similar pattern to what she faced at Bristol, but the team got the car working right at the end of the race. Attrition among some key players in the Food City 500 did not hurt either, and she cannot count on that at Richmond.
Apr 24 - 10:30 PM

David Gilliland recorded the 17th-quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He went the wrong way in the afternoon and logged the slowest average time among all drivers.

Gilliland qualified 30th for the Toyota Owners 400 and remains a questionable value for anyone other than diehard fans or players with him already on their roster. Look for a result in the mid- to high-20s.
Apr 24 - 10:30 PM

Jimmie Johnson simply could not find speed when he needed it and will roll off the grid 36th on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. This is the third time this season that he failed to advance to the round of 24.

Before fantasy players write him off, however, they should note that his other two poor qualification efforts ended in a second at Bristol Motor Speedway after starting 28th and a victory at Atlanta from 37th.
Apr 24 - 10:29 PM

Trevor Bayne recorded the 13th-quickest 10-lap average in the final practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway among 32 drivers who ran that long.

That would equate to a top-20 finish if he can sustain the speed, but Bayne lost some momentum in qualification with a 34th-place effort. Considering the struggles at Roush-Fenway Racing, starting him is risky.
Apr 24 - 10:28 PM

Denny Hamlin will line up on the outside of the front row next to Joey Logano for the Toyota Owners 400. It is his first front row start at Richmond since he won the pole for the 2008 Crown Royal 400.

Hamlin has two front row starts to his credit and they are both poles. His best result after starting that well was 15th in his rookie season of 2006, but on the heels of a strong Martinsville run three weeks ago he has the confidence to win a second straight Virginia race.
Apr 24 - 6:48 PM

Joey Logano posted a lap of 127.071 mph and won the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This is his 11th career pole.

This is Logano’s third pole of the season - the most of all drivers - and that has been a precursor to strong runs all year. He led the field to green at Atlanta in March before finishing fourth and came home third at Martinsville after posting the fastest lap in time trials on that flat bullring.
Apr 24 - 6:42 PM

Johanna Long (No. 03 Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro) does not qualify for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

The team is not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NXS race. Based on NASCAR’s time trial knockout procedure, upon completion of the first round of qualifying, the 40 eligible cars for starting positions 1-40 is determined. The car was listed as 42nd on the chart.
Apr 24 - 5:30 PM

Morgan Shepherd (No. 89 Courtney Construction Chevrolet Camaro) will miss the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

The team is not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NXS race. Based on NASCAR’s time trial knockout procedure, upon completion of the first round of qualifying, the 40 eligible cars for starting positions 1-40 is determined. His car was listed as 41st on the chart.
Apr 24 - 5:26 PM

Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 21.762 seconds, 124.069 mph.

This is the No. 20 Hisense Toyota driver's 17th pole in 147 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his first pole and third top-10 NXS start in 2015 and his third pole in 14 NXS races at Richmond (VA) International Raceway.
Apr 24 - 5:13 PM

Carl Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 122.181 mph during his first 10 laps on track.

Speed has not been an issue for Edwards all season. He has put himself in dangerous spots by trying too hard to establish the No. 19 as a car to beat. Unfortunately, that intangible is not one that can be factored into a handicapping formula.
Apr 24 - 4:19 PM

Venturini Motorsports will field the No. 55 JEGS Toyota driven by Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, Cody Coughlin for the ARCA Racing Series International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.

This will give the VMS team a solid three-car effort in an event where teammates can make or break your chances to visit victory lane. Coughlin will be working with VMS teammates Frank Kimmel (No. 15 Toyota) and Richard Childress Racing development driver, Brandon Jones (No. 25 Toyota).-Venturini Motorsports
Apr 24 - 3:47 PM

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Venturini Motorsports, Menards, Tide, 101 Ranch Records and Richmond Water Heaters, the team will now field both Brandon Jones and Frank Kimmel in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jones will pilot the No. 25 Tide-Menards Toyota, while Kimmel will slide behind the wheel of the No. 15 101 Ranch Records-Menards Toyota. Jones will be debuting the bright orange Tide colors, a relationship he will carry on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21. Both drivers were originally scheduled to split the 20-race ARCA schedule with 10 races each (in the No. 25 Menards Toyota) with Talladega reserved for Jones.-Venturini Motorsports
Apr 24 - 3:37 PM

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Venturini Motorsports, Menards, Tide, 101 Ranch Records and Richmond Water Heaters, the team will now field both Brandon Jones and Frank Kimmel in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jones will pilot the No. 25 Tide-Menards Toyota, while Kimmel will slide behind the wheel of the No. 15 101 Ranch Records-Menards Toyota. Jones will be debuting the bright orange Tide colors, a relationship he will carry on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21. Both drivers were originally scheduled to split the 20-race ARCA schedule with 10 races each (in the No. 25 Menards Toyota) with Talladega reserved for Jones.-Venturini Motorsports
Apr 24 - 3:36 PM

AJ Allmendinger was notably strong in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He posted the third-quickest speed among 32 drivers in final practice at 122.139 mph from laps two through 11.

Allmendinger started the season high in the points until a couple of misfortunate races derailed his effort. This could put him back on track to climb into the top 16 once more, but starting him does not come without risk.
Apr 24 - 3:33 PM


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