Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. Friday night under the lights the Bubba Burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide race ran at the Richmond International Raceway. Qualifying was held earlier in the day, with Sprint Cup regular 60 Carl Edwards grabbing his 25th NNS pole with a speed of 21.592 seconds around the track. 12 Sam Hornish, Jr. started next to him on the front row. 16 Chris Buescher replaces Trevor Bayne who is in the Hospital after being bitten by some insect. This is his first Nationwide race.
This race was another Nationwide race being dominated by Sprint Cup drivers, even though there were only four of them in the race. 60 led from the pole until 20 Denny Hamlin took over. There was a round of Green Flag pitting and 88 Aric Almirola got to lead.
The first caution came out on lap 124 for spinning 18 Kelly Bires. 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. did quite well, racing up front. 60 ran out of fuel and had to pit under Green where he stalled the car leaving the pits and went five laps down. The second caution came out with seven laps to go when 6 ran out of fuel and couldn’t make it back to the pits. 88 was also out of fuel.
After the White Flag came out 28 Derrike Cope spun, bringing out the third caution and the race ended with 20 Denny Hamlin winning the race under caution. Once again the Cup drivers prevail in the Nationwide race. 31 Justin Allgaier leads the Nationwide points and no Nationwide driver has a win.
Coors Light Qualifying took place for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 with 42 Juan Pablo Montoya sitting on the pole with a speed of 128.639 mph and 20.989 seconds. 78 Regan Smith starts second on Saturday night. Crown Royal presents this race to honor the service men.
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