Thursday, April 21, 2016

Eight Different Winners In Past Eight Richmond #NASCAR Races

Parity has been the pattern recently at Richmond International Raceway. Eight different drivers have won the last eight races at the Northern Virginia short track – the second-longest streak at an active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series course (Darlington boasts a streak of 10).

Eight Different Winners In Past Eight Richmond #NASCAR Races

The last eight winners are
  1. Matt Kenseth, 2015-2; 
  2. Kurt Busch, 2015-1; 
  3. Brad Keselowski, 2014-2; 
  4. Joey Logano, 2014-1; 
  5. Carl Edwards, 2013-2; 
  6. Kevin Harvick, 2013-1; 
  7. Clint Bowyer, 2012-2; 
  8. Kyle Busch, 2012-1.

NASCAR fans will get to witness if there’s a ninth different Richmond winner in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400.

Notable drivers who have not won at Richmond in the last eight races, but have visited Victory Lane there before include:
  • Jimmie Johnson (3 wins)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (3)
  • Denny Hamlin (2)
  • Kasey Kahne
  • Ryan Newman

Who is your favorite driver to win at  'Strawberry Hill' this weekend?*  NASCAR Race Mom was at the 2011 RIR race which Kyle Busch won.  The track is one of NRM's favorite short tracks.

*The name for the raceway complex was "Strawberry Hill" until the Virginia State Fairgrounds site was bought out in 1999 and renamed the "Richmond International Raceway". The Strawberry Hill Races, which are a series of steeplechase horse races were formerly held the third Saturday of April at the Richmond Raceway Complex.

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