Army car ready for the race; fans also getting lubed


Ryan Newman and his crew push the #39 Army Chevrolet following his qualifying laps for the Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va, on April 27. Newman will start in the 12th position. (Mike Morones/Military Times)

Her’s one more from yesterday afternoon’s Sprint Cup qualifying laps at Richmond International Raceway.

Since practice and qualifying took place yesterday, the track is fairly quiet this morning. Though on my drive in to RIR around 9:30 a.m. there were quite a few people kicking back in the parking lots, mentally preparing for the day’s action. And by mentally preparing I mean drinking beer. Keep in mind the race starts at 7:30 p.m., assuming there are no weather delays. The forecast does not look promising on that front so I might need a beer by the time it’s all over too!


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