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NASCAR RACE PREVIEW #9: Richmond International Raceway, tonight at 7:00 p.m. on FOX TV


Richmond International Raceway (2007 photo by Kev via wikipedia commons)

Race number-9 is on the horizon tonight at 7 p.m. on FOX-TV.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit travels to Richmond, Virginia for the Richmond 400.

The race will be held at the Richmond International Raceway, which has the only three-quarter-mile track on the circuit.

With a 0.75-mile track, the 400 lap race will be 300 miles.

This track combines superspeedway horsepower with short-track distance and multigroove racing.

2011 recap of the Crown Royal/Matthews & Daniel Hansen 400 Race:

Kyle Busch (photo by Chris Graythen of Getty Images for

Kyle Busch led 293 of the 400 laps, dominating the spring race at RIR for a third straight season.

Busch was able to conserve enough gas in his Toyota to complete an 86-lap green-flag run to the finish.

Denny Hamlin, the runner-up led the race with the second-most laps of 38. Kasey Kahne, David Ragan and Carl Edwards completed the top five on the podium.

For more information or to follow the race tonight, log onto

Bad-boy Kyle Busch edges out Hamlin at Richmond


Kyle Busch (file photo)

Kyle Busch stopped Denny Hamlin from a weekend sweep at his home track of Richmond International Raceway, Saturday night by stretching his final tank of gas for 107 laps to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Hansen 400.

Busch won the spring race at Richmond, Virginia, for the third consecutive year, getting to the finish line before his gas tank ran dry.

Hamlin won the charity race on Thursday night at Richmond and followed it up with a Friday night win in the Nationwide Series.

Busch and Hamlin have dominated racing at RIR, combining to win the past five races. The last non-Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win at Richmond was Jimmie Johnson in September of 2008.

Rounding out the top five were Kasey Kahne, David Ragan and Carl Edwards.


compiled from NASCAR & Richmond Internationl Raceway news

NASCAR RACE #9:Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia Tonight on Fox TV at 7:30 pm


Richmond International Raceway (file photo)

After taking a weekend off during Easter, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will get back to action tonight in Richmond, Virginia for the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

The 400-lap race, which is 300 miles, will air on Fox TV at 7:30 p.m.
Richmond is the only three-quarter-mile track on the NASCAR Cup circuit.
The track combines short-track action with the need for super-speedway horsepower in multigroove racing.
The drivers who usually fare well at Richmond include: Jimmie Johnson with 3 wins, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin with 2 wins each.
The Crown Royal Heath Calhoun 400: Kyle Busch won the 2010 race from the pole, leading 226 of 400 laps to successfully defend his title. Jeff Gordon led 144 laps but gave up the lead to Busch on the final restart. Gordon finished second.
For more information, contact the raceway at

Virginia Commonwealth hangs onto Coach Smart


Shaka Smart has shown that he is one of the hottest, coveted young coaches in college basketball. But his name did not start to circulate until VCU’s recent run through the NCAA Torunament ended in the Final Four. His name came up when several schools were looking for a basketball coach. But he’s staying put in Richmond, Virginia.

Shaka Smart (courtesy of VCU athletics)

Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to be keeping Smart. The school says that he has agreed to a new eight-year contract.

Smart, in his second-year after replacing Anthony Grant, who left for the Alabama job, led the Rams to the “First Four” Games in the NCAA Tournament to upsets of powerhouse programs including Georgetown, Purdue and Kansas to reach the Final Four.

VCU became only the third number 11 seeded team to advance that far in the tournament, losing to Butler 70-62 in the national semifinal on Saturday.

Smart has a record of 55-21 at VCU and will celebrate his 34th birthday on Friday, April 8.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2010 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, January 5, the fifth day of 2011. There are 360 days left in the year.


All My Children premiered on this date in history. Actress Susan Lucci is the only original cast member left. (Photo by Greg Hernandez via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 5, 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery of German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as “X-rays.”

* In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.

* In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in U.S. history.

* In 1970, the soap opera, All My Children premiered on ABC. Susan Lucci has been with the soap from the start.

* In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, died in Boston at 81.

* In 1998, 1960′s pop star turned congressman, Sonny Bono, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.


83 WALTER F. MONDALE, former vice president.

80 ROBERT DUVALL, actor.

65 DIANE KEATON, actress-director.

42 MARILYN MANSON, rock singer.


33 JANUARY JONES, actress.

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