Nascar: Richmond Int'l Raceway "Crown Royal 400" 5-3-08

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    Richmond International Speedway

    Richmond marks two years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a Cup race, or 71 consecutive events. His victory there in the spring of 2006 begain a four-race streak of Chevrolet wins at the track. Jimmie Johnson swept both races last season.

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    Past Results at Richmond "Crown Royal 400"
    Not including September's "Chevy rock'n'roll 400"

    Date..........Race Name..........................Pole Winner......Race Winner...........Make
    05/06/07....Crown Royal presents 400......Jeff Gordon.......Jimmie Johnson........Chevrolet
    05/06/06....Crown Royal 400...................Greg Biffle........Dale Earnhardt Jr.,....Chevrolet
    05/14/05....Chevy Amer. Rev. 400...........Kasey Kahne.....Kasey Kahne............Dodge
    05/15/04....Chevy Amer. Rev. 400...........Brian Vickers.....Dale Earnhardt Jr.,....Chevrolet
    05/03/03.....Pontiac Excitement 400........Terry Labonte...Joe Nemechek..........Chevrolet
    05/05/02.....Pontiac Excitement 400........Ward Burton.....Tony Stewart............Pontiac
    05/05/01.....Pontiac Excitement 400.........Mark Martin.....Tony Stewart............Pontiac
    05/06/00.....Pontiac Excitement 400.........Rusty Wallace...Dale Earnhardt Jr.,....Chevrolet


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    Richmond By the Numbers

    1/2: Richmond was a 1/2 mile dirt track hosting NASCAR races from April 19, 1953 through March 24, 1968.
    3: Most victories by active drivers. Tony Stewart & Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    4: Median starting position of race winner.
    5: Kyle Busch's worst finish. His best is 2nd. His average is 4th.
    7: Average starting position of race winner.
    12: Least amount of cars to start the race. The Richmond 200 on April 23, 1961. Richard Petty won the race.
    13: Most race victories. Richard Petty.
    15: Most caution flags. May 03, 2003 at the Pontiac Excitement 400.
    20: Races won from the pole position.
    30: Worst starting position for the race winner. Richard Petty in the March 07, 1971 Richmond 500.
    56: Percent of races won from a top 5 starting position.
    101: Number of NASCAR Cup Series races run.
    109.047: Fastest average race speed set in the September 06, 1997 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400. Dale Jarrett was the race winner.
    129.983: Fastest pole speed set by Dale Earnhardt Jr for the May 15, 2004 Chevy American Revolution 400.
    4,256,891: Dollars more the race purse was in the Fall 2006 race than in 1953.

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    Race for the Cup Standings


    Pos....Driver..................Pts. Behind Ldr.
    1.......Jeff Burton...........Leader
    2.......Kyle Busch............-22
    3.......Dale Earnhardt Jr...-79
    4.......Denny Hamlin........-99
    5.......Jimmie Johnson.....-102
    6.......Kevin Harvick........-139
    7.......Clint Bowyer.........-165
    8.......Greg Biffle............-199
    9.......Tony Stewart........-210
    10......Carl Edwards.........-263
    Complete List
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    Race #10 on the season takes us to Richmond International Raceway, Who's hot who's not...what do you all think?

    information gathered at nascar.com
     

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