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