Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Easy DEWcision: Richmond paint schemes revealed

CONCORD, N.C. -- This weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Mountain Dew will be well-represented.

Monday afternoon, Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed their paint schemes for Sunday's race.

In the meantime, DEWcision 2016 was revealed. Every vote counts and there are multiple ways for fans to make their voices heard.

It didn't take long for the drivers to get involved, unveiling their paint schemes and vying for votes for their favorite flavors.

This summer, Mountain Dew is bringing back two all-time fan favorite flavors -- Pitch Black and Baja Blast.

It's up to America to decide which flavor will take the honors.

There are three ways to vote online -- cast your vote at MountainDew.com/DEWcision, complete one of DEW's video and photo challenges or simply tweet #VotePitchBlack or #VoteBajaBlast.

The winner will be decided after all votes are tallied and that flavor will remain on shelves after the summer.

Make your voice heard here!(Hendrick Motorsports)

What's The Fans Opinion? - Who out of these 2015 Winners will win first in 2016?

We asked you the fans who you felt would win first out of those 2015 winners and well for the second straight pole we have had a tie. This time we had a four way tie.

  1. Joey Logano - 25%
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 25%
  3. Matt Kenseth - 25%
  4. Carl Edwards - 25%
  5. Kurt Busch - 0%
If you chose Carl Edwards then you got it right, Carl won first out of these while Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 2nd. This next poll will be up for 2 weeks!

New Poll

We want to know what you the fans would like to make you go to the races. Like incentives that the track could give out to get you to attend. Here are the options for the poll! 
  • Free Camping
  • General Admission Price
  • Autograph Sessions 
  • More Package options for full season races (ex. Talladega - Fall and Spring)
  • Social Media Meet Up

NASCAR News Source Will Join Derrike Cope Racing At Talladega

The NASCAR News Source is happy to reveal we will be heading to Talladega with Derrike Cope Racing. With a new article series that begins this Sunday titled "The Road To Talladega". This article series will be much like the Road To Daytona but will highlight a total of 8 Underfunded teams including Derrike Cope Racing, Jimmy Means Racing, Rick Ware Racing, BJ McLeod Motorsports, Circle Sport Leavine Family Racing, The Motorsports Group, Go Fas Racing, and Premium Motorsports. The NASCAR News Source will be throughout the NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Garage. We will be camping in the  Geico West C Park and will be in the Stands on Sunday for the Geico 500! If you are interested in meeting me just shoot me an email at christiank9540@gmail.com and we will set up a meet and greet! We would like to thank Derrike Cope Racing for this awesome opportunity! They are still in search of some funding for Talladega and if you are interested in sponsoring an amazing team send Elyshia Cope an email at elyshia58@gmail.com (Koelle,2016)

Derrike Cope Racing Announce Richmond Partners

Derrike Cope Racing with JP Motorsports is excited to announce our sponsors for the upcoming Toyota Care 250 at the Richmond International Raceway on Saturday April 23rd!
Acredale Vending, owned by Scott Abshire, provides full service vending and sales. Acredale Vending has been a primary and associate sponsor for various NASCAR teams for over 20 years, and we are happy to have them on our #70 car for this weekend's event.
Ice-Aid returns as an associate for the #70 Camaro. Ice-Aid, formerly known as Beer Frost, an environmentally safe, all-natural, mineral based product turns your cooler of ice into a freezer. Visit www.ice-aid.com or pick up a free sample at the DCR hauler!
Baker's Crust, a local restaurant chain with six locations in the Richmond area serving all meals and a full bar, will be on car as an associate. For over 20 years Baker’s crust has had the mission to Eat Well and Be Happy! Visit them at www.bakerscrust.com today!
Stakes Body Shop of Norfolk VA returns to RIR as an associate sponsor. Father and son operated, Stakes specializes in classic automobile restoration. Call them today as (757)-855-6493! (Derrike Cope Racing)

Stats are Just Numbers - Richmond Edition

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Richmond both minds will not be set on Richmond but on the beast that will come next weekend in Alabama. First though we have to go through the first planned day race at Richmond in many years. One driver will be able to take a break next weekend after winning at Richmond and that will sure as heck will be a relief. Richmond has some repeat winners and I expect to see someone who has won this race will win again but hey Stats are just Numbers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats at Richmond

Races - 60 Races
First Winner - Lee Petty
Last Winner - Kurt Busch
G.W.C Finishes - 2 (2008 and 2013)
Postponed Races - 4 (1989,2002,2007, and 2015)
Shortened Races - 5 (1962,1974,1977,1982, and 2003) 
Most Wins - 6 (Richard Petty)
Most Wins by a Team - 8 (Petty Enterprises)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 21 (Chevrolet)
Interesting Fact - In 2009 Kyle Busch won on his 24th Birthday. The 1986 Race is largely remembered for its controversy. Dale Earnhardt spun out Darrell Waltrip at the end, and both cars crashed. Petty slipped by to win.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Richmond

Races - 28 Races
First Winner - Tommy Houston
Last Winner - Denny Hamlin 
G.W.C Finishes - 4 (2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011)
Postponed Races - 0
Most Wins - TIE, 3 (Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin)
Most Wins by a Team - TIE, 4 (Roush Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 10 (Chevrolet)
Interesting Fact - The race was first held during the inaugural season for the Xfinity Series in 1982, as a 150 lap event. The race was removed from the schedule after 1984. It returned to the series starting in 1990 as a 200 lap race. It was expanded to 250 lap distance in 1994. In 2016 as part of an overhauling of the Richmond spring race weekend, including the new Dash4Cash format, the total of 210-laps and will have two 35-lap heat races and a 140-lap feature.

ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Entry List

The NASCAR Xfinity Series comes to Richmond for Round 2 of Dash 4 Cash Heat Racing and at Bristol Erik Jones became the first Xfinity Series Regular to win and clinch his spot in the chase. Jones also won the Dash 4 Cash last weekend. Drivers like Justin Allgaier, Daniel Suarez, and Ty Dillon, who were comprised in the four Dash 4 Cash spots at Bristol, will look to try it again this weekend in Richmond. It will be the first race since Daytona without Kyle Busch so many people will tune in to see this race!

Entry List 

0 Garrett Smithley
01 Ryan Preece
1 Elliott Sadler
2 Austin Dillon
3 Ty Dillon
4 Ross Chastain
5 Cole Custer
6 Darrell Wallace Jr.
7 Justin Allgaier
07 Ray Black Jr.
10 Jeff Green
11 Blake Koch
13 Timmy Hill
14 J.J. Yeley
16 Ryan Reed
18 Matt Tifft
19 Daniel Suarez
20 Erik Jones
21 Spencer Gallagher
22 Brad Keselowski
28 Dakoda Armstrong
33 Brandon Jones
39 Ryan Sieg
40 Carl Long
42 Justin Marks
43 Jeb Burton
44 David Starr
48 Brennan Poole
51 Jeremy Clements
52 Joey Gase
62 Brendan Gaughan
70 Derrike Cope
74 Mike Harmon
78 B J McLeod
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
89 Morgan Shepherd
90 Mario Gosselin
93 Josh Wise

Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Entry List

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to its second straight short track in Richmond. With the threat of Talladega on the horizon, teams will try and lock into the chase at Richmond. Former Toyota Owners 400 winners who are winless currently include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, and last years winner Kurt Busch. With Toyota domination continuing after Carl Edwards win last weekend in Bristol it's expected that a Toyota could go to victory lane. Check our Are You Feeling Lucky article that will come out on Thursday!

Entry List

1 Jamie McMurray
2 Brad Keselowski
3 Austin Dillon
4 Kevin Harvick
5 Kasey Kahne
6 Trevor Bayne
7 Regan Smith
10 Danica Patrick
11 Denny Hamlin
13 Casey Mears
14 Brian Vickers
15 Clint Bowyer
16 Greg Biffle
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18 Kyle Busch
19 Carl Edwards
20 Matt Kenseth
21 Ryan Blaney
22 Joey Logano
23 David Ragan
24 Chase Elliott
27 Paul Menard
30 Josh Wise
31 Ryan Newman
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt
34 Chris Buescher
38 Landon Cassill
41 Kurt Busch
42 Kyle Larson
43 Aric Almirola
44 Brian Scott
46 Michael Annett
47 AJ Allmendinger
48 Jimmie Johnson
55 Reed Sorenson
78 Martin Truex Jr.
83 Matt DiBenedetto
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
93 Ryan Ellis
95 Michael McDowell
98 Cole Whitt

Teams in RED must compete for the four remaining positions in the field