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ISC Announces Ticket, Travel Protection

Tickets DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market; ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) today announced the implementation of a comprehensive ticket and travel protection program with the ISC Weather Protection Program and TicketGuardian, both initiatives that will provide safeguards to guests when planning and attending NASCAR events. The ISC Weather Protection Program applies to all paid grandstand tickets to NASCAR races at any ISC facility that are postponed and rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather. Guests will now be able to exchange paid grandstand tickets that were not used on a rescheduled race date for a future NASCAR event at an ISC facility. The unused grandstand tickets may be exchanged for a same-series ticket of equal or lesser value based on event and seating location availability. Guests with an unused grandstand ticket have 60 days to contact the ticket office at the ISC facility where the event was ..

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Opinion: Xfinity Playoff Predictions

While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is one race into its playoff race and the Camping World Truck Series has competed in a pair of playoff events, the championship season for the Xfinity Series begins this week at Richmond Raceway. A field of 12 drivers will begin their quest for the crown beginning in Friday night’s Go Bowling 250 and culminating in Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Justin Allgaier won the regular season championship and after he locked it up last Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the JR Motorsports driver is ready to take a shot at his first career title. “Obviously, for us, you have to feel good about where we’re at,” Allgaier said. “We’ve had a lot of momentum on our side, we’ve had great finishes, great race cars. But on the flip side, it’s the playoffs. We know how this goes. If you watched the Cup race on Sunday, you saw guys that you’d say, ‘Man, they’re a lock to make it to the next round, and they have plenty of points to..

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Xfinity Playoffs Media Day Notebook

If Justin Allgaier was starting to feel complacent about his regular-season championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, watching Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was all it took to inject a dose of reality. Kevin Harvick, an odds-on choice to qualify for the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, fell out on Lap 73, after a hard crash into the Turn 1 wall, taking pole winner Erik Jones with him. All told, 11 of 16 Playoff drivers had issues of varying severity at Vegas, and that was more than enough to make Allgaier take notice, with the Xfinity Playoffs set to begin with Friday’s Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Allgaier left the Las Vegas cutoff race with a seven-point lead over second-place Christopher Bell. Elliott Sadler and Cole Custer, who are tied for third, are 28 points back. But the Las Vegas Cup event was an object lesson in just how fleeting a points le..

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Go Bowling 250 Entry List

Car Driver Sponsor Make Organization 00 Cole Custer Go Bowling Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 0 Garrett Smithley teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet JD Motorsports 01 Vinnie Miller teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet JD Motorsports 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet JR Motorsports 2 Matt Tifft Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 3 Shane Lee Childress Vineyards Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 4 Quin Houff BeatCancerWithDuke.org Chevrolet JD Motorsports 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet JR Motorsports 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Proffessional Agriculture Chevrolet JR Motorsports 8 Ray Black II ISOKERN Chevrolet B.J. McLeod Motorsports 9 Tyler Reddick Nationwide Children’s Chevrolet JR Motorsports 11 Ryan Truex LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Kaulig Racing 13 Carl Long TBD Dodge MBM Motorsports 15 Katherine Legge teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet JD Motorsports 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford Roush Fenway Racing 18 Ryan Preece Craftsman ..

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Federated Auto Parts 400 Entry List

No. Driver Sponsor Make Organization 00 Joey Gase Eternal Fan Chevrolet StarCom Racing 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing 2 Brad Keselowski Reese/DrawTite Ford Team Penske 3 Austin Dillon Dow VORASURF Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 6 Matt Kenseth Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Roush Fenway Racing 9 Chase Elliott Hooters Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 10 Aric Almirola Get Grilling America Smithfield Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Richmond Ford Team Penske 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Germain Racing 14 Clint Bowyer Itsavvy Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 15 Ross Chastain TBA Chevrolet Premium Motorsports 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford Roush Fenway Racing 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 19 Daniel Suarez Comcast Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Erik Jones Craftsman Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/QuickLane Ford Wood Broth..

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Dale Jr. Leaving Door Open?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. left the door cracked open for racing beyond Friday night‘s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In a spontaneous Q&A with fans on Twitter, Earnhardt responded to a question about whether Friday (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) would be his final race. RELATED: Schedule for Richmond | Xfinity entry list Earnhardt said he‘d only run races for JR Motorsports that involve sponsorship packages that help fund races for the other four teams. He went on to say when the team runs five cars in a given week, it stretches the company thin. I‘ll only run races for @JRMotorsports that involve sponsorship packages that help fund races on our other 4 teams. https://t.co/3Ol0PHWjKz — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 18, 2018 Earnhardt is running in this weekend‘s NASCAR Playoffs opener in Xfinity because, as he said, it was part of an agreement with Unilever and Hellmanns that he do so; an agreement that was in..

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Power Rankings

Driver Ratings | Standings | Stage Points MRN’s Pete Pistone unveils this week’s Power Rankings following the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 1. Brad Keselowski – If there’s a time to get hot it is when the playoffs begin and there’s nobody hotter than Keelowski now on the series. He scored a third consecutive win and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Keselowski’s recent performance has officially made him a member of the now “Big 4.” Driver Rating: 96.2 Point Standings: 3rd Previous Ranking: 3rd 2. Martin Truex Jr. – The Furniture Row Racing team returned to form in Las Vegas and Truex Jr. had one of if not the fastest car of the day. He wasn’t able to get win number five of the season, however a strong third-place finish no doubt quieted some of the doubters. Driver Rating: 102.3 Point Standings: 1st Previous Ranking: 4th 3. Kyle Busch – It appeared his day would be over before the checkered flag flew after Busch found himself spinning through the infie..

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Las Vegas Checkered and Black Flags

Race Story and Results Pete Pistone distributes this week’s checkered and black flags following the weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Checkered Flags Brad Keselowski A pretty good time of the season for Keselowski to get hot. After ending the regular season with crown jewel wins in the Southern 500 at Darlington and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, Keselowski kicked off the playoffs with a third straight win, leading 75 laps on his way to victory lane on Sunday. Team Penske Keselowski scored the 500th career motorsports win for legendary team owner Roger Penske. His teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney finished fourth and fifth to give Team Penske three drivers in the top-five for the first time in the organization’s history. Kyle Larson It looked like Larson would have playoff opener trouble like so many other championship contenders Sunday when the Chip Ganassi Racing driver suffered a tire issue early. But Larson rebounded and charged his way back through the fi..

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Day to Drive for BK Racing at Richmond

Alon Day, the first driver from Israel to ever compete in NASCAR’S top series, will make his 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series debut in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. Day will be driving the BK Racing No. 23 Best Bully Sticks Toyota Camry. Day, a 26-year-old native of Tel Aviv, Israel, was the 2017 Champion of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. As a result of his outstanding achievements in NASCAR’s Euro Series, Day has the unique distinction of being the first stock car driver from outside of North America to be selected for the NASCAR NEXT program (Class of 2016), an initiative to feature NASCAR’s future stars. Day has previously competed in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series. In 2017, he made his Cup Series debut at the Sonoma road course. As a longtime dog lover and a health food advocate, the partnership between Day and Best Bully Sticks was an easy decision for both parties. Best Bully Sticks is a brand of TDBBS, LLC, a Richmond, Va. based market leader..

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Richmond Race Center

Statistics, event schedule and race information for Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 (MRN, 6:30 p.m. ET) at Richmond Raceway. Federated Auto Parts 400 Driver Averages Driver Stats Driver Ratings Laps Led Leaders Past Race Winners Past Pole Winners Entry List Schedule of Events Track Length: 0.75 Miles (400 laps = 300 miles) Race Length: 400 Laps First Race: April 19, 1953 – Richmond 200 Banking in Corners: 14 degrees Banking on Frontstretch: 8 degrees; Banking on Backstretch: 2 degrees Frontstretch: 1,290 feet Backstretch: 860 feet Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400) Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 130.599 mph (20.674 sec.); Sept. 6, 2013 Race Record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 109.047 mph (2:45:04); Sept. 6, 1997 Starting Positions of Race Winners Starting Pos. Races Won 1 24 2 14 3 17 4 11 5 6 6 7 7 11 8 2 9 2 10 3 11 1 12 2 13 2 14 3 16 3 17 2 19 1 20 2 21 1 22 2 23 1 24 1 25..

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