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…

Hanover supervisors doubt closed meeting laws will be loosened – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Hanover

This is why I have a problem with the government in this country. It’s supposed for work for us not hide their shit behind closed doors. Is there any reason why people don’t trust their government? And it’s not just Republicans, folks, the Democrats do it too. 

All of it is sickening.



Hanover supervisors doubt closed meeting laws will be loosened – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Hanover.

Charlottesville weekly apologizes over anonymous racist comment – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News

Now I’m not defending any racist or hateful speech, but as someone who values the first amendment, I don’t like the idea of ‘protesting’ to prevent even ugly speech from being said. And here’s why: What’s to keep something the protesters say from being considered ‘hateful’ and ‘ugly’ in the future? Nothing! If that happened, then they’d be the first to bitch about their ‘rights’ being infringed!

Sorry, but if you want to protect your right to free speech, then that means enduring comments you may despise. Otherwise, you run the risk of having your speech taken away. What’s more important to you? Being able to keep your own speech or removing that which you disagree with?

It’s a dangerous slippery slope that way too many in this country are willing to go down to keep from being ‘offended.’ I don’t give a shit about being offended because I frankly don’t give a rip about what folks think about me. Yet, most people are so sensitive that they can’t just ignore something…no, it has to be silenced.

One day someone will come for their free speech and I hope they remember this day. 


Charlottesville weekly apologizes over anonymous racist comment – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News.

Feds probe company that helped get EB-5 funding for McAuliffe’s Greentech

First Wonderboy Bob’s antics and now this? I think people have gotten to be so damn stupid and apathetic that they deserve everything they get. This is the guy some want to be governor? How about we throw BOTH parties out of power and start over again? This is so damn messed up it isn’t funny. Ever notice how they go to Richmond, or DC, poor and come back millionaires? It’s time WE THE PEOPLE take our system back..for our children’s sake if anything.




The Associated Press is out with a damaging report on the company recruited by Terry McAuliffe to help secure funding for his Greentech Automotive start up venture.


The Associated Press is out with a damaging report on the company recruited by Terry McAuliffe to help secure funding for his Greentech Automotive start up venture.

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AP reporter Alicia Caldwell has discovered that a high ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security is under investigation for helping to facilitate access to the EB-5 program for a Chinese Company through the group Gulf Coast Management.

Here is part of Caldwell’s report:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been nominated to be the department’s No. 2 leader, was named by the DHS Inspector General’s Office as a target in an ongoing investigation about the foreign investor program run by USCIS.

According to an email sent to lawmakers Monday evening, the IG’s office initially starting investigating the EB-5 visa program last year based on a referral from an FBI analyst in the counter intelligence unit in Washington. The email does not specify what criminal violations it is investigating.

The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to get a visa if they invest $500,000 to $1 million in a project or business that creates jobs for U.S. citizens. The amount of the investment required depends on the type of project. Investors who are approved for the program can become legal permanent residents after two years and would later be eligible to become citizens.

The White House did not have an immediate comment on the investigation. Neither the department nor USCIS immediately responded to inquiries.

Were Mayorkas confirmed as the department’s deputy secretary, he likely would run the department on an interim basis until a permanent replacement has been approved to take over for departing Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The root of the complaint against Mayorkas is an allegation that he helped a financing company run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, win approval for an investor visa even after the application was denied and an appeal rejected.

read the full story here.

What Caldwell’s report doesn’t include is the connection of Gulf Coast Management to McAuliffe’s Greentech Automotive. According to Gulf Coast Management’s web site, the only company they are currently working on securing funding for is Greentech Automotive.

McAuliffe was the connection between Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Greentech.

In the past, officials in Mississippi have blamed the lack of progress in the Greentech venture on a hold up in EB-5 funds.

Last week company spokesperson Marianne McInerney rejected any claims that Greentech was inappropriately using the EB-5 program.

“We’ve met every regulation of the EB 5 program so I would say those (claims) are misguided”, she said.

She also said that the EB-5 program was only one component of the company’s investment plan.

“EB-5 is one part, and it’s an important part, of our strategy but not the only one,” she said.

McAuliffe resigned his position with Greentech in late 2012. We will have much more on Greentech tomorrow on NBC12.