Brad Keselowski earned his third successive win Sunday at the opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but a fourth consecutive win appears 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’s quite like New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s apartment tracks. Drivers who’ve had success have been contenders in Richmond.
NASCAR seen Phoenix and New Hampshire once each sooner in the season. 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 completed 15th and 32nd in Phoenix and New Hampshire this year, but he has finished 11th or better in the past six races in Richmond. A top-10 appears likely for the No. 2 team, but you will find drivers more healthy for the short-track racing on Saturday.
Recent Richmond winners
2018 spring: Kyle Busch
2017 fall: Kyle Larson
2017 spring: Joey Logano
2016 autumn: Denny Hamlin
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