Race Day Preview: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

Photo- Getty Images
Photo- Getty Images

Nothing is better than short-track racing on a Saturday Night. All the action, beating and banging light up the track like nothing else could. As the night goes on, the drivers will become more and more impatient which leads to better racing. The King of Richmond, Kyle Busch, will be looking for his fifth straight Spring Richmond victory and if he can stay around the front all night, he may end up in victory lane. Don’t make any plans for tonight, because you need to be watching the fireworks unfold under the lights at Richmond.

Race Info Needed for Fans

Start time- 7:44 PM EST

Race Distance- 400 Laps, 300 Miles

Race Day Weather- Partly Cloudy, a low of 48 F and a 10% chance of rain

TV Race Broadcast- FOX

Radio Race Broadcast- MRN

Last Year’s Race Winner- Kyle Busch

Starting Lineup- http://turn4racingnews.com/2013/04/26/starting-lineup-for-the-toyota-owners-400-at-richmond/

Race Preview- http://turn4racingnews.com/2013/04/25/toyota-owners-400-preview/

Race Day Headlines

-Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Kenseth each will be going after their third wins for the season.

-Kenseth will be trying to overcome the penalty and regain the positions he lost in the standings.

-Brad Keselowski’s car will look a little different this weekend in a red scheme, but no matter what the car color, he’ll be looking for the weekend sweep after winning Friday Night’s Nationwide Race.

-Jimmie Johnson will be attempting to maintain his points lead.

-Kyle Busch is going to be looking for his fifth straight Spring Richmond victory.

-Toyota drivers will look to do well in the Toyota sponsored race.

-Clint Bowyer will likely have a great shot at winning this weekend due to his recent success at Richmond.

Race Picks

Tyson- Clint Bowyer

Alanis- Kyle Busch

Fan Race Picker (@NASCARGatorMike)- Kyle Busch

Garrett- Mark Martin

Caleb- Clint Bowyer

Jason- Kyle Busch

Tonight’s race will surely be a great one due to the fact that Richmond never falls short on action. Each of the 400 laps that make up the race should be action-packed. By the time the race gets down to the end, a battle for the win will likely be taking place. Kyle Busch is the driver who has the most pressure to perform well tonight since he can win his fifth straight Spring Richmond race. The other 42 drivers will be trying to make sure that doesn’t happen. Who will come out on top tonight? What storylines are going to develop during the race? Those are two questions that will be answered during the race that promises to be a good one tonight in Richmond, VA.

By  Jason Schultz

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