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NASCAR hopes Track Takeover brings fans

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.

"This is a way to give people that access and let them kind of see the sport up close, or a little closer," Bickmeier said Thursday. "This sport defined access, and we've got to keep that going."

At a time when most agree the racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has been better than in several years, tracks are always looking for ways to bring fan support back up to the days when it sold itself.

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'Have-Nots' Have the Headlines Going Into Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. – Typically, talk going into a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race centers on who has been winning. You know. The 'haves.' This week, going into Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET on FOX), the key storyline focuses on the 'have-nots.' (MORE)

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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupToyota Owners 400Apr. 264:14 PT5:14 MT6:14 CT7:14 ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 北京时间4:14 MST6:14 EST3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 CT1:14 CET TV: FOX
NationwideToyotaCare 250Apr. 254:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 北京时间4:15 MST6:15 EST3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT1:15 CET TV: ESNW
Camping World TruckSFP 250May 95:49 PT6:49 MT7:49 CT8:49 ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 北京时间5:49 MST7:49 EST4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 CT2:49 CET TV: FS1
2014 Toyota Owners 400
Qualifying
Justin Allgaier
A J Allmendinger
Aric Almirola
Marcos Ambrose
Michael Annett
Greg Biffle
Dave Blaney
Alex Bowman
Clint Bowyer
Kurt Busch
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NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Gordon 297 0
2 M.Kenseth 296 0
3 C.Edwards 278 1
4 D.Earnhardt Jr. 271 1
5 J.Johnson 270 0
6 K.Busch 269 1
7 B.Keselowski 246 1
8 J.Logano 245 1
9 R.Newman 236 0
10 A.Dillon 235 0
11 G.Biffle 227 0
12 T.Stewart 224 0
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