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