Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Joey Logano faces 'do-or-die' race — NASCAR notebook

Joey Logano faces 'do-or-die' race — NASCAR notebook

The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the racing weekend on Friday night with the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Junior says he hasn't imagined a fairy tale finish to his last NASCAR regular season. Bobby Earnhardt, who made his Xfinity Series debut at Richmond, is the brother of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver Jeffrey Earnhardt.

Earnhardt crew chief Greg Ives was suspended one race and fined $20,000 for two loose lug nuts found. Hendrick Motorsports said Travis Mack will replace Ives, who will not be able to crew chief Earnhardt in the driver's final attempt to qualify for the playoffs. Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps Last year: Denny Hamlin won Richmond's fall race from the pole.

Kenseth was the most dominant driver in the first Richmond race. This point system is all about Homestead and how you produce in that one-off race in November.

Being part of those "10 weeks of hell", the Chase, would in truth be heavenly for Logano, the Cup runner-up a year ago. Right now is the right time to get hot and Busch, a former champion knows how to manage the playoffs.

Dillon earned the point despite leading just 12 of the first 75 laps.

Michael built the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada via the draft or free agency, the group that helped the Yankees win World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. "This weekend we're proud to represent the American Red Cross on our No. 22 Ford Fusion, and team up with Richmond Raceway, as so many other teams are, to continue to raise money for relief efforts". When compared to other drivers in must-win scenarios, Jones is looking to be in the best position to steal a Playoff spot.

Truex Jr. was fastest in opening practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway Friday afternoon.

Average finish of Kyle Busch over the last five races. Three straight runs outside the top 10 leave him in a position where it's win-or-bust at Richmond Saturday night. Can the 21-year-old pull of an upset win at Richmond?

While this is one way to get costs under control, it will make it slightly more hard for teams to avoid engine penalties due to the additional wear and tear on each engine.

The formula for this event is simple, those outside the top 16 need to win to get in and those locked in on points need to win to gather valuable playoff points. "When I look at those things, I feel confident that this is a racetrack that if we do everything right, it won't be easy by any means, but if we do everything right, we can squeak one out".

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