The top stories as NASCAR's best head to Richmond International Raceway...
There has been a discussion surrounding the lack of safer barriers around certain parts of tracks in NASCAR for a long time now, and it's been reignited after Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed into an unprotected wall at Texas this past weekend.
Jimmie Johnson piles it on; Jeff Gordon earns coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Even better because you are the most recent race winner for a few months"
"A lot can and will happen during the race this Sunday and it could very well shake up the standings"
Jeff Gordon will be searching for that "feel" so he can find the edge of the tire grip - without going beyond
Johnson earns fifth Sprint Cup this season, and his first in The Chase at Dover International Speedway. Teammate Earnhardt Jr gives Hendrick team 1-2 finish.
Pit stops that go wrong can hurt any driver's chance of winning the Sprint Cup trophy.
Hendrick Motorsports: “We’re extremely proud to have all four cars in the Chase for the second consecutive season."
Was Joey Logano's move ahead of David Gilliland in Richmond set-up between the two Ford teams?
NASCAR president Mike Helton replies to questions on the penalties handed out to the Michael Waltrip Racing team following the Richmond race. NASCAR vice-president of competition Robin Pemberton was also present.
Will Jeff Gordon get the needed points to make it into the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup? He did show his determination when he took the pole at Richmond.
Coming down to the wire in a final attempt to make the Chase cut is not new to Jeff Gordon.