Brad Keselowski earned his third consecutive win Sunday at the opening playoff race in 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 flat, 3/4-mile track that is quite similar to 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 earlier. From the desert, 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 in Phoenix and New Hampshire this year, but he has finished 11th or better in the last six races at Richmond. A top-10 seems likely for the No. 2 team, but you will find drivers more healthy for its short-track racing on Saturday.
Recent Richmond winners
2018 spring: Kyle Busch
2017 fall: Kyle Larson
2017 spring: Joey Logano
2016 fall: Denny Hamlin
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