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

Brad Keselowski made his third successive 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 brief track for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

Richmond is a level, 3/4-mile track that’s most like New Hampshire’s and Phoenix’s apartment tracks. Drivers who’ve had success at these tracks have been contenders at Richmond.

Phoenix and New Hampshire was seen by NASCAR once each earlier. 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 finished 15th and 32nd at Phoenix and New Hampshire this season, but he’s finished 11th or better in the last six races in Richmond. A top-10 seems likely for the No. 2 team, but you will find drivers more fit for the 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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