Toyota Owners 400
What: 400 laps or 300 miles
Where: Richmond International Raceway, a 0.75-mile, slightly banked tri-oval in Richmond, Va.
When: 7 p.m. April 26.
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick
Worth mentioning: Richmond International Raceway has a promotion – a “Track Takeover.” Ticket holders can take part in a variety of activities along the frontstretch and backstretch for 2 1/2 hours on the day of the Cup race, including several driver question-and-answer sessions.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Kevin Harvick: First driver to earn more than one Cup win this season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: In eight races this year, he has finished third or better five times, including one win.
Jeff Gordon: Without a win but remains the Cup points leader.
Chase Elliott: The youngest driver to win twice in what is the Nationwide Series.
JR Motorsports: Clearly the class of the Nationwide Series this year.
Darlington Raceway: The track had a lot going against it with its new date this season, but it managed a capacity crowd.
Kasey Kahne: Just can’t seem to get out of a funk.
Team Penske: One week after seeing all of its drivers win a race, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano finish 17th and 35th, respectively, at Darlington, S.C.
Chris Buescher: Has been a magnet for everyone else’s problems in the Nationwide Series this season.
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