Top 5 Drivers to Watch at Richmond Raceway this Weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series
Kyle Busch is the driver to watch at Richmond International Raceway. He has 23 wins in the NASCAR Cup Series and has won four times at Richmond. He is currently ranked third in points, with a total of six top-five finishes this season.
Kyle Busch has been racing since 2000, when he started out as a racecar driver for Hendrick Motorsports. In 2008, Kyle Busch won his first Sprint Cup Series championship after winning 11 races that year alone! That same year he also won three races at Richmond International Raceway--a track where he has always performed well because of its flat turns and wide straightaways (which allows drivers like Kyle Busch who have excellent cornering skills).
In 2011, Keselowski won at Richmond International Raceway for the first time in his career. Since then, he has gone on to win four more times at this track. Twice since 2011 he finished second at RIR and once he finished third.
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. is a NASCAR driver who has won 17 races in the Cup Series. He won the 2018 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which was held on April 28th, 2019. The race was part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and had a total distance of 400 miles (644 kilometers).
At age 36, Martin Truex Jr. has been racing since 2000 when he first started out as an open-wheel racer for Michael Waltrip Racing's #44 car in 2000 before moving up to compete full time with Dale Earnhardt Incorporated's #8 Chevrolet team from 2001 until 2002 where he competed against other popular drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Park (#7), Jeremy Mayfield (#19), Bobby Labonte (#32) and others who made their mark on this sport over time like Tony Stewart (#20).
After leaving DEI following its merger with Ginn Racing into what became known simply as Ginn Racing Incorporated during 2003 - 2004 seasons; he moved over into Richard Childress Racing's #30 Chevrolet Impala SS where he stayed until 2006 before switching back over again after spending 2007 through 2009 driving for Furniture Row Racing where both teams were owned by Barney Visser but sponsored separately by different companies--Furniture Row being one while Toyota provided funding for RCR due to their partnership deal signed back during 2006 season when MWR had merged with them after losing sponsorship from FedEx Ground following 2005 season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway; thus creating "Toyota" instead of "Ford" teams!