The NASCAR Sprint Cup rolls into Richmond for this Sunday's Toyota Owner's 400, and Tony Stewart cleared to race again.
FOX's Marghiee Teshineh has "FOX in the Fastlane":
Sprint Cup rookie Chase Elliott continues to inch his way to his first win of the season and says while other drivers consider Richmond a short track, he doesn't because:
(Elliott) "I grew up racing on quarter and half miles, and that's what I consider a short track. A mile is not a short track to me."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored another second place finish last week at Bristol, but says this weekend at Richmond, it's time to step up his game:
(Earnhardt Jr.) "We certainly want to win. Going to Victory Lane is important to our sponsors and it's obviously fun. But it's good for our team to set ourselves up and not have to worry about the Chase anymore. Even though you know you're a top five team or a top ten team that should make the Chase without an issue, you can't help but count them points."
And Tony Stewart announced on social media this week he will be driving the No. 14 car this weekend at Richmond. This will be Stewart's first time racing in a Cup race since injuring his back in an all-terrain vehicle accident in January.
I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.