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Richmond viewer's guide

April 25, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Richmond International Raceway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are.



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Friday, April 26:

Practice, Noon on SPEED

Final practice, 2:30 p.m. on SPEED

Coors Light Pole qualifying on SPEED, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 27:

Toyota Owners 400 on FOX, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, April 26:

Coors Light Pole qualifying on ESPN2, 4 p.m.

ToyotaCare 250 on ESPNEWS, 7:30 p.m.

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be streaming live from Richmond International Raceway on Friday, April 26 from the Sprint Cup garage at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Thursday, April 25:

Matt Kenseth | 12:30 p.m.

Denny Hamlin | 12:45 p.m.

Jeffrey Earnhardt | 1:15 p.m.

Brad Keselowski | 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26:

Danica Patrick | 10:30 a.m.

David Ragan | 2:15 p.m.

Carl Edwards | 3:30 p.m.

Kasey Kahne | 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 27:

Juan Pablo Montoya and DeMarcus Ware | 5:45 p.m.

Want more?

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race RePlay.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Richmond Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races here.

Know the track:

Check out our Richmond International Raceway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change, all times local.)

Saturday, April 27th:

Bobby Labonte | 3 p.m. at the Toyota Hospitality.

David Stremme | 3:30 p.m. at the Toyota Drive Center.

Jeff Burton, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano, Bobby Labonte and Paul Menard autograph session | 3:30 p.m. in the ampitheater; Toyota Owners 400 ticket and wristband required.

Greg Biffle | 3:45 p.m. at the Sprint Unlimited Experience.

Jamie McMurray | 4 p.m. at the Chevy Fan Fest.

Danica Patrick | 4:15 p.m. at the Chevy Fan Fest.

Matt Kenseth | 4:15 p.m. at the Toyota Pit Pass.

David Ragan | 4:15 p.m. at the Sprint Unlimited Experience.

Kyle Busch Q-and-A | 4:20 p.m. at the 3-wide Hospitality, admission limited.

Martin Truex Jr. | 4:25 p.m. at the AAA Experience.

Clint Bowyer | 4:40 p.m. at the AAA Experience.

Michael Waltrip | 4:55 p.m. at the AAA Experience.

Ryan Newman | 4:30 p.m. at the Outback Steakhouse food vending location in the midway; wristbands required.

No. 42 Pit Crew autograph session | 5:15 p.m. at the Chevy Fan Fest.

Get packing:

The weather in Richmond is:

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Originally known as the Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds, Richmond International Raceway held its first race in 1946 as a half-mile dirt track.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download and has an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.

Buddy system:

Watch live enhanced coverage with 10 HD cameras, a live chat and live standings for this week's Nationwide series races with RaceBuddy.


Don't forget to do your research and set your lineup before the race kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Expert tip of the week:

Richmond is a short track that thinks it’s a superspeedway. This week, balance the best of the bullrings with speedway specialists -- and specifically drivers who cross over like Kyle Busch or Kasey Kahne. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top five finishers at Richmond:

1. Kyle Busch

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3. Tony Stewart

4. Denny Hamlin

5. Kasey Kahne

See the complete results from last year's event here.


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