Eric McClure Toyota Care 250 advance
Eric McClure | 714
(April 22, 2014 9:17 PM EDT)
Virginia native, Eric McClure will make his 234th-career Nationwide Series start and his 13th start at Richmond International Raceway.
The Virginia native driver has an average finish 31.4 and has completed 83.1% of the total laps across his 12 starts. The No. 14 Camry will be sporting a different look this weekend with Reynolds Wrap® adorning the hood and Hefty® on the TV panel.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Richmond statistical advance on Ryan Gifford
Ryan Gifford | E02
(April 22, 2014 9:12 PM EDT)
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) has a win, a pole, 15 top fives and 21 top 10s in 58 career K&N Pro Series-East starts.
Won last year’s Richmond event after starting 11th. Has one victory in three RIR starts with an average finish of 17.7. Finished 31st in 2011 and 21st in 2012 at RIR. Has led 34 laps at the .75-mile Virginia track. Is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young talent in the sport.-NKNPSE
Larson making first Cup start at Richmond
Kyle Larson | 42
(April 22, 2014 9:09 PM EDT)
In two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts last season at "America’s Premier Short Track", Kyle Larson finished eighth in the spring race and 14th in the fall race.
He qualified for both races in 18th position.-Chip Ganassi Racing
Stafford statistical advance on Rowan Pennink
Rowan Pennink | H93
(April 22, 2014 9:05 PM EDT)
Rowan Pennink (No. 93 Monk Mechanics Hand Cleaner Chevrolet) has two wins and 49 top 10s in 101career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Has 14 top 10s, an average finish of 11th and a best result of second (2011 Spring Sizzler & 125) in 26 career starts at Stafford. Recorded three top fives in four Stafford events a year ago – his best single-season performance at the track.-NWMT
McMurray at Richmond International Raceway
Jamie McMurray | 1
(April 22, 2014 9:03 PM EDT)
In 22 previous starts at Richmond International Raceway, Jamie McMurray has led 25 laps, earning four top-10 and one top-five finishes.
He has an average starting and finishing position of 23.0 and 22.4, respectively. McMurray’s best start of second came in the fall of 2011 and his best finish of fourth came in the last race at RIR in Sept. 2013. He has completed 8311 of 8809 (94.3%) laps of competition at RIR.-Chip Ganassi Racing
Richmond statistical advance on Gray Gaulding
Gray Gaulding | W20
(April 22, 2014 8:59 PM EDT)
Gray Gaulding (No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet) has a pole, four top fives and 11 top 10s in 18 career K&N Pro Series-East starts.
Finished 24th last season in the Blue Ox 100 after starting from the pole and getting caught up in a Lap 88 accident. Leads active drivers with 53 laps led at Richmond. Became the youngest pole winner in NKNPS East history (15 years, 2 months, 15 days) in April 2013 at Richmond. Made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on March 30 at Martinsville. Is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young talent in the sport.-NKNPSE
Justin Allgaier short-trackin' at Richmond
Justin Allgaier | 51
(April 22, 2014 8:46 PM EDT)
While the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is returning to the track after an off weekend, Justin Allgaier and the No. 51 team spent part of last week at Kansas Speedway for a successful Goodyear tire test.
This weekend, he will be making his first NSCS start at Richmond International Raceway in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy. It marks his fourth short-track start this season. Allgaier's NSCS career-best finish came at a short track, Bristol Motor Speedway, earlier this season with a 17th-place finish. He has 10 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) at RIR, scoring five top-10 finishes in 11 starts.-HScott Motorsports
Stafford statistical advance on Donny Lia
Donny Lia | H04
(April 22, 2014 8:38 PM EDT)
Donny Lia (No. 4 Mystic Missile Racing Dodge), the 2007 and 2009 NWMT champion has 17 wins, 18 poles and 72 top 10s in 142 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Has four wins, eight poles, 22 top 10s, an average finish of 11th and 338 laps led in 33 career starts at Stafford. Won the Spring Sizzler in 2007 en route to the first of his two NWMT crowns.-NWMT
Fast facts at Richmond on AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger | 47
(April 22, 2014 8:35 PM EDT)
AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 Chevrolet SS) has 13 starts at Richmond International Raceway and two top-10 finishes.
His best finish at the short track is seventh (4/30/2011). His average start is 18.769 and his average finish is 20.692.-JTG Daugherty Racing
Richmond statistical advance on Nick Drake
Nick Drake | E15
(April 22, 2014 8:32 PM EDT)
Nick Drake (No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) has one top five and one top 10 in four career K&N Pro Series-East starts.
He is attempting to make Richmond track debut. Collected first series top-five finish (4th) on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.-NKNPSE