Friday, April 24, 2015

Richmond “News” and Notes

—Remember that this is a Saturday Night race…unless the weather pushes it to a Sunday race.

—Michael Waltrip steps into the 55 car next weekend at Talladega, thus continuing his retirement tour, dubbed the “Why Didn’t You Retire Five Years Ago?” Tour.

—Richmond is one of three short-tracks on the circuit.  Fans often wonder why there aren’t more, since they tend to produce some of the best racing around.  Well, there were many tracks built in the past twenty years, mostly by people who apparently hated fun.

—Yeah, the Truck Series is still on break.

—It’s pretty rare that Roush Fenway Racing takes on shaky sponsors, so I’m guessing the sponsorship of Bubba Wallace tonight is the first time Bleacher Report will actually pay somebody.

—Hats off to Johanna Long, who returns to the Xfinity Series in the #03 car, paying homage to Angela’s Motorsports.