NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stars Testing “Under the Lights”, August 19-21

Fans Invited to Attend Free Event; Grandstands Open at 5:00 p.m. Each Night


Road To Richmond


Fans are invited to watch NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars running laps at Richmond International Raceway August 19-21, in advance of next month’s Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make The Chase” – at America’s Premier Short Track. RIR’s grandstands will be open free to the public from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.

Drivers will get precious track time “under the lights” in preparation for one of the most anticipated races of the season. Only the top 10 drivers in the point standings and two Wild Cards (drivers who are in positions 11-20 with the most wins) will earn a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The way things are shaping up, there could be more than 10 drivers on the proverbial “bubble.”

Participating in the upcoming tests:

Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20

  • Brad Keselowski (8th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Joey Logano (16th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Casey Mears (24th in the point standings; 0 wins)

Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (6th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Jeff Gordon (13th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Jimmie Johnson (1st in the point standings; 4 wins; locked in to the Chase)
  • Kasey Kahne (12th in the point standings; 2 wins: #1 Wild Card driver)
  • Martin Truex Jr. (10th in the point standings; 1 win)
  • Clint Bowyer (2nd in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Mark Martin (29th in the point standings; 0 wins)

Fans may enter Richmond International Raceway through the Main Gate, located at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Meadowbridge Rd. Parking will be on the Midway, outside of Gate 70. A concessions stand will be open with food and beverages, and fans are allowed to bring in their own food and beverage (no glass allowed).

Sometimes I wonder…

Who the hell is worse: the dumbass parents or the liberals running the school system? Chesterfield County, outside Richmond, Va., wants to go to a ten point grading scale. This is in response to parents complaining that their children are at a competitive disadvantage when seeking college admission. Fine, I don’t believe the argument, but if that’s how you feel then so be it.

It’s what the school system is proposing that has me shaking my head. They want to make the minimum grade in elementary school at 50~ Fail to turn in a report and you get a 50 instead of a 0! What the hell? Who came up with this brilliant dumbass idea, Charlie Brown?

First off it rewards people who won’t work over those who try to succeed. Ok, this is a recipe for mediocrity that won’t stay in the elementary schools. Soon it will go to the middle and high schools, leading to uneducated, slackers who won’t have tried a damn thing to move on.

Welcome to the new America…where failure is rewarded and success if vilified…