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RG3 to drive pace car in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter.

The track says NASCAR driver and devout Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the ball rolling in late March when he tweeted to Griffin about being Grand Marshal for the race. Track President Dennis Bickmeier chimed in on Twitter, telling Griffin he'd love to have him drive the pace car instead.


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Daniel Suarez prepares for his next step -- the NASCAR Nationwide Series

RICHMOND, Va. -- Driving in multiple series and handling multiple languages -- as he did during his first international NASCAR Nationwide Series video cam press conference on Tuesday -- has proven to be no problem for Mexican-born driver Daniel Suarez.

This weekend, one of NASCAR's fastest-rising stars will see how he does with three races in two countries in the span of about 48 hours. (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 Kroger 250
Final Results
1. Matt Crafton
2. Darrell Wallace Jr.
3. Ben Kennedy
4. Johnny Sauter
5. Ryan Blaney
6. German Quiroga
7. Ben Rhodes
8. Timothy Peters
9. Ron Hornaday Jr.
10. Cole Custer
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Truck Leaders: Points
1 T.Peters 82 0
2 J.Sauter 82 0
3 M.Crafton 78 1
4 R.Blaney 78 0
5 R.Hornaday Jr. 76 0
6 B.Kennedy 72 0
7 G.Quiroga 71 0
8 D.Wallace Jr. 61 0
9 J.Burton 60 0
10 T.Reddick 60 0
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