- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Site: Richmond, Va.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-2 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (Fox, 6:30-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick drove from seventh to first in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish. Clint Bowyer was second.

Last race: Harvick won the Southern 500 on April 12 at Darlington to become the first repeat winner this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second.

Fast facts: The race is the third short-track event of the season. Carl Edwards won at Bristol on March 16, and Kurt Busch took the Martinsville race March 30. Edwards won the September race at Richmond. … Kyle Busch swept the spring races at the track from 2009-2012. … Jeff Gordon leads the season standings. … Denny Hamlin is from nearby Chesterfield. … Richard Petty won a record 13 times at the track.

Next race: Aaron’s 499, May 4, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.

Online: http://www.nascar.com



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