Swan Racing restructures; No. 30 team sold
J.J. Yeley | 30
(April 23, 2014 9:36 PM EDT)
Swan Racing announced it has successfully restructured the company by finding solutions for the No. 26 and No. 30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The No. 30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports, which will operate the team going forward and intends to compete with veteran driver J.J. Yeley. Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track.-Swan Racing PR
Swan Racing restructures; No. 30 team sold
Parker Kligerman | 30
(April 23, 2014 9:35 PM EDT)
Swan Racing announced it has successfully restructured the company by finding solutions for the No. 26 and No. 30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The No. 30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports, which will operate the team going forward and intends to compete with veteran driver J.J. Yeley. Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track.-Swan Racing PR
Swan Racing restructures; Whitt stays in #26
Cole Whitt | 26
(April 23, 2014 9:31 PM EDT)
Swan Racing announced it has successfully restructured the company by finding solutions for the No. 26 and No. 30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
As a result, Anthony Marlowe has merged his ownership of the No. 26 team into BK Racing, effective immediately. Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the No. 26.-Swan Racing PR
Townley 5th in points heading into Salem
John Wes Townley | A15
(April 23, 2014 9:17 PM EDT)
John Wes Townley, driving his No.15 Zaxby’s Toyota, enters Salem securing the fifth spot in the overall ARCA driver point standings.
Townley, whose competing full time in the series and chasing a championship, relishes his return to Salem and is confident in his ability to come away with a strong finish.-Venturini Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Richmond Int'l Raceway
Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 88
(April 23, 2014 9:12 PM EDT)
In 29 Sprint Cup starts at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has recorded three wins, one pole position, nine top-five finishes and 12 top-10s.
He has led a total of 494 laps and completed 99.2 percent of all laps he's attempted at the short track (11,513 laps of 11,609 total). Among active competitors, Earnhardt is one of four drivers ranked tied for second with three Cup victories at Richmond. Earnhardt most recently went to Victory Lane at Richmond on May 6, 2006, after leading 47 laps.-Hendrick Motorsports
Edwards looks for back-to-back Richmond wins
Carl Edwards | 99
(April 23, 2014 9:08 PM EDT)
Carl Edwards is looking for back-to-back wins at Richmond after his first victory at the three quarter mile track in the fall of 2013.
Edwards came from the 26th-position to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 in September. He has 19 Sprint Cup starts at Richmond with an average start of 13.3 and an average finish of 13.7. Edwards has finished in the top-five four times and in the top-ten ten times. The Car: Primary chassis was last run in 2014 at Bristol, finishing first.-Roush Fenway Racing
Chris Buescher at Richmond Int'l Raceway
Chris Buescher | 760
(April 23, 2014 9:01 PM EDT)
2014 will mark Chris Buescher’s second trip to Richmond International Raceway.
He competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the 3/4 mile track in 2011 as a backup for Trevor Bayne, who fell ill. In 2011 Buescher began from the 21st-position finishing in 17th. The Car: Chassis RK-809 was last run as a primary at Texas, finishing 27th due to a late race accident.-Roush Fenway Racing
Ryan Blaney gets lots of seat time this week
Ryan Blaney | 722
(April 23, 2014 8:57 PM EDT)
Ryan Blaney will return to the seat of the No. 22 SKF / Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend at Richmond.
After a merry-go-round consisting of Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano to start the season, Blaney will be behind the wheel for the next three NASCAR Nationwide Series races beginning at Richmond, followed by Talladega and Iowa. He also got a lot of seat time in different cars this week. He tested the Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F-150 truck at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday and tested a Sprint Cup Series car for Team Penske at Nashville on Tuesday.-Team Penske
Chase Elliott's Richmond pre-race notes
Chase Elliott | 709
(April 23, 2014 8:47 PM EDT)
Richmond is one of the few places on the NNS schedule that 18-year-old Chase Elliott is somewhat familiar with.
He has raced there twice in the K&N Pro Series East, finishing second in the 2012 event. Two consecutive victories have propelled him into the series points lead, making him the youngest to ever hold the top spot. His advantage over fellow teammate, Regan Smith, grew to 13 points after his Darlington win.-JR Motorsports
Regan Smith's short track record with JRM
Regan Smith | 707
(April 23, 2014 8:43 PM EDT)
Regan Smith holds 11 starts at short tracks with JR Motorsports (JRM), earning three top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
He notched his best short track finish of third driving for JRM at Richmond last fall. The effort ties the organization’s best finish at the facility. Jamie McMurray also finished third there in 2010. In two starts at RIR for JRM, Smith has earned a pair of top-five efforts with an average finish of 4.0. Following an eighth-place finish at Darlington Raceway, Smith and the No. 7 team extended their top-10 streak to seven consecutive races.-JR Motorsports

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