Richmond Raceway has been known by several different names and has been reconfigured several times over the years of its existence, but all the while it has been a staple on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule since 1953. This weekend’s race, the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 (April 18 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is looking to add the historic prestige that Richmond has built over the decades of great on-track competition and with how this season has been shaking out it shouldn’t disappoint.
The NASCAR Cup Series finds itself amid a short track swing on the 2021 season schedule, tasking the teams to find the best setups for the cars on three similar tracks in length (less than a mile) but for three vastly different competitive arenas.
Stamford, Conn. (January 22, 2021)—Rellevate, Inc., a fintech company dedicated to empowering consumers through leading-edge financial and payment services, announced today a multi-year licensing and distribution agreement with Richard Petty. The partnership will allow fans to buy gift and reward cards depicting Richard Petty, “The King,” an American icon. Petty is the winningest driver in the history of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
Sunday, April 8, 2002 – On this day in history, retired NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth came from the furthest starting spot in the field (31st) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth swapped the lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart five times in the closing laps of the race to take the victory. It was Kenseth’s second of five wins in 2002.
Sunday, April 6, 2003 – On this day in history, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway (2001 Fall, 2002 sweep, 2003 Spring) beating Kevin Harvick to the line by a mere 0.125 second. The win set the record for the most consecutive victories in NASCAR Cup Series history at Talladega Superspeedway.