Martin Truex Jr. Crossed Up by Late Caution at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, talks to the media after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 9, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Martin Truex Jr. cradled the trophy he earned as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season champion, but his mind was elsewhere. Continue reading

Erik Jones Misses Chance to Steal a Win on Final Restart

Erik Jones, driver of the #77 SiriusXM Toyota, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The late caution that proved costly to Martin Truex Jr. could have been a boon to Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Erik Jones, whose only path to the playoff was a victory at Richmond. Continue reading

Matt Kenseth Sweats Out Final Stage after Falling Out

Matt Kenseth, the driver of the #20 Hurricane Harvey Relief Toyota, has his car worked on after a crash during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 9, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

A freak accident on lap 255 of Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 put playoff contender Matt Kenseth on the sidelines. Kenseth was approaching pit road and had to avoid an ambulance stopped near the entrance. Continue reading