NASCAR: Is Ben Kennedy the next young driver headed for Victory Lane?

Ben Kennedy is a great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and poised to be the next young driver to reach Victory Lane in the Camping World Truck Series.

They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.

There was a time in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career at Hendrick Motorsports when he would take a second-place finish and savor it much like a victory. That’s not the case anymore, and that’s speaks volumes about how far Earnhardt has come in six-plus seasons with HMS.

At age 14, Carson Ferguson has turned his attention to racing dirt late models. Even though the older drivers try to let him know he’s too young to race in that division, he stands his ground.

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.

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