Brad Keselowski earned his third consecutive win Sunday at the opening playoff race at 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’s quite like New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s apartment monitors. Drivers who have had success at these monitors have been contenders in Richmond.
Phoenix and New Hampshire was visited by NASCAR once each sooner in the season. In 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 completed 15th and 32nd in Phoenix and New Hampshire this season, but he’s finished 11th or better in the last 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 autumn: Kyle Larson
2017 spring: Joey Logano
2016 fall: Denny Hamlin