Brad Keselowski earned his third successive win Sunday at the opening playoff race in Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but a fourth straight win seems unlikely as NASCAR heads to Richmond’s short track for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.
Richmond is a flat, 3/4-mile track that is most similar to New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s flat tracks. Drivers who’ve had success have been contenders in Richmond.
NASCAR visited with Phoenix and New Hampshire after each sooner in the season. From the desert, 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 completed 15th and 32nd in Phoenix and New Hampshire this season, but he’s finished 11th or better in the past six races in Richmond. A top-10 appears likely for the No. 2 team, but there are drivers more fit for the short-track racing on Saturday.
Recent Richmond winners
2018 spring: Kyle Busch
2017 autumn: Kyle Larson
2017 spring: Joey Logano
2016 autumn: Denny Hamlin
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