NASCAR at Richmond: Odds, key stats, bets to consider for second playoff race

Brad Keselowski earned his third consecutive win Sunday in 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 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 visited Phoenix and New Hampshire after each earlier in this season. 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 season, but he’s 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 healthy for its 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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