Brad Keselowski made his third successive win Sunday in the opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but a fourth straight win appears unlikely as NASCAR heads to Richmond’s brief track for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.
Richmond is a level, 3/4-mile track that is quite similar to New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s flat monitors. Drivers who have had success at these tracks have been contenders in Richmond.
NASCAR seen Phoenix and New Hampshire once each earlier. From the summer, Kevin Harvick took the checkers, but Kyle Busch led the most laps. Harvick also won at New Hampshire, but it was Kurt Busch leading the most laps.
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Keselowski finished 15th and 32nd at Phoenix and New Hampshire this season, but he has finished 11th or better in the last six races at Richmond. A top-10 appears likely for the No. 2 team, but you will find drivers more fit for the short-track racing on Saturday.
Recent Richmond winners
2018 spring: Kyle Busch
2017 fall: Kyle Larson
2017 spring: Joey Logano
2016 fall: Denny Hamlin