Listen in as Darrell Wallace Jr. discusses some of the lessons he learned from Kansas especially about the draft. He also talks about his interview with Dhani Jones for Playbook 360 that will air May 6 at 9 p.m.
The FedEx Delivery Toyota is headed to Richmond for the NASCAR race. Check out this time lapse video to see the car get wrapped.
Original Wrap Time: 2hrs. 24min.
Check out some fun facts about Richmond International Raceway and see how it compares to some other tracks. Also, learn why Richmond was the first short track to install the SAFER barriers, plus, the keys to winning this race.
Sprint Cup Series
From Denny Hamlin
How have you seen the Short Track Showdown grow over the last few years?
“The support for the race has been great. It’s an honor to have some of my peers commit to running in the Short Track Showdown, coming to Richmond early and helping a good cause. It’s also very rewarding to give back to the area that I grew up in and see guys that I used to compete with get the chance to race against some of NASCAR’s best at Richmond. I’m bummed that I can’t drive in the race this year, but it’s still an opportunity to raise awareness for a bunch of great charities and put on a great race for the fans.”
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is aware of the penalty issued by NASCAR today regarding the engine in our No. 20 car used in last week’s Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas.
It is our understanding that one of the eight connecting rods on the engine was ruled too light.
We are working with our partners at TRD on this issue.
In the meantime we will plan to appeal the penalty.
Statement from TRD (Toyota Racing Development)
“During NASCAR’s routine post-race tear down of Matt Kenseth’s race-winning car and engine from Kansas Speedway, one of our engine connecting rods weighed in three grams under the legal minimum weight of 525 grams. None of the other seven connecting rods were found to be under the minimum weight. We take full responsibility for this issue with the engine used by the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team this past Sunday in Kansas — JGR is not involved in the process of selecting parts or assembling the Cup Series engines. It was a simple oversight on TRD’s part and there was no intent to deceive, or to gain any type of competitive advantage. Toyota is a company that was built on integrity, and that remains one of the guiding principles of the company. The goal of TRD has always been — and will continue to be — to build high-performance engines that are reliable, durable and powerful, and within the guidelines established by NASCAR.”
T.R.D., U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development)