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NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway | What you need to know

Written off three weeks ago by those who can’t remember what happened five minutes ago, Jimmie Johnson has won the past two races.
Written off three weeks ago by those who can’t remember what happened five minutes ago, Jimmie Johnson has won the past two races. TNS

Distance: 400 laps, or 300 miles.

Where: Richmond International Raceway, a three-quarter-mile oval in Richmond, Va.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Carl Edwards.

Also this week: NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyotacare 250 (250 laps, 188 miles), Saturday at 1 p.m. (FOX/MRN).

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: Written off three weeks ago by those who can’t remember what happened five minutes ago, Johnson has won the past two races.

Clint Bowyer: He hoped for a career resurgence by switching to Stewart-Haas Racing, and it appears he has found it. He has finished no worse than 13th in the last seven races. He has two top 5 finishes in that span – the same number he had in the past two seasons combined.

NOT

Kurt Busch: He has finished 24th or worse in five of the last six races. He has dropped all the way to 18th in points, though thanks to his win in the Daytona 500, he remains comfortably in the playoff race.

Denny Hamlin: The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is still searching for his first top-5 finish; by this time last year, he already had three, including a victory. He already has five finishes of 14th or worse.

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