Brad Keselowski earned his third consecutive win Sunday at the opening playoff race at 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 level, 3/4-mile track that is quite like New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s apartment tracks. Drivers who have had success at these monitors have been contenders at Richmond.
Phoenix and New Hampshire was seen by NASCAR after each earlier. 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 finished 15th and 32nd in Phoenix and New Hampshire this season, but he has finished 11th or better in the last six races in Richmond. A top-10 seems likely for the No. 2 team, but there are 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 autumn: Denny Hamlin