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Site: Richmond, Va.

Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 3-4:30 p.m.), race, 7 p.m. (ESPN News, 6:30-9:30 p.m.).

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

Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.

Last year: Brad Keselowski took the lead from Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick.

Last race: Chase Elliott won at Darlington on April 11 for his second straight series victory. The 18-year-old Elliott, also the Texas winner, is the son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott.

Fast facts: Busch won this year at Phoenix and Bristol to push his series-record victory total to 65. He has won four times at Richmond. … Harvick has a series-record six victories at the track. … Elliott leads the season standings, 13 points ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. Smith won at the opener at Daytona. … Keselowski won the September race at the track.

Next race: Aaron’s 312, May 3, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.




Next race: SFP 250, May 9, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Mo.

Last race: Defending series champion Matt Crafton won the rain-delayed race at Martinsville on March 30 for his fourth career victory.


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