Federated Auto Parts 400

Race: Federated Auto Parts 400
Track: Richmond International Raceway
Date and Time: Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Tune-in: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 300 miles (400 laps)
What to Watch For: Winless drivers have one last shot at visiting Victory Lane to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Notable competitors who essentially need a checkered flag to make NASCAR’s 10-race, 16-driver postseason include Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson. … Jamie McMurray will make his first Chase in 13 full-time seasons simply by starting Saturday night’s race. … Seven different drivers have won the last seven Richmond races. … Jeffrey Earnhardt – the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt and son of former driver Kerry Earnhardt – makes his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.