April 24, 2014

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Richmond schedule, TV times

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series resumes this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Kevin Harvick, who already has two wins this year, won last year’s spring Cup race at Richmond.

This week’s race

Toyota Owners 400

What: 400 laps (300 miles)

Where: Richmond International Raceway, a 3/4-mile slightly banked, paved tri-oval in Richmond, Va.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

TV: Fox

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick

Also this week: ToyotaCare 250, Nationwide Series, Richmond International Raceway, 7 p.m. Friday, ESPNews.

Worth mentioning: After eight races, three of the top five drivers in the Sprint Cup Series standings are winless – Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. Those three drivers have won a combined 11 series championships.

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not


Fox: Will broadcast knockout Cup qualifying at Talladega on the network. It could easily be the most entertaining of the season.

Streamline Hotel: The birthplace of NASCAR in Daytona Beach, Fla,. has a new owner who plans major renovations including to the rooftop bar, where Bill France Sr. conducted the meeting that resulted in the organization’s inception.

Brian France: At the Cynopsis Sports Awards ceremony, he received the Vision Award, which recognizes the executive of the year from a sports league or organization who has demonstrated innovation and transformed an industry.

Ella Sophia Gordon: The daughter of four-time champion Jeff Gordon got her first on-track racing experience last week in a quarter-midget.

Trevor Bayne/Blake Koch/Josh Wise: On their off-weekend, all three competed in the TryCharleston Half-Triathlon.


Swan Racing: Organization is uncertain whether it will compete at Richmond. Perhaps such due diligence should have gone into the decision whether to field two full-time teams this season.

Jim Utter

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