Brad Keselowski made his third successive 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 level, 3/4-mile track that is most like New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s flat tracks. Drivers who have had success at those tracks have been contenders at Richmond.
NASCAR visited with Phoenix and New Hampshire after each earlier in this season. In 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 past six races in Richmond. A top-10 appears likely for the No. 2 team, but there are drivers more fit 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
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