The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway under the lights this Saturday night obviously marks our third short-track race of the season, following the races at Bristol and Martinsville.
Even though he had a hiccup on Sunday at Kansas, the driver everyone will be watching this weekend will be Kyle Busch. The young man has won the last four consecutive spring races at Richmond.
Even though Richmond is a short track, I think it falls back into what we had at Texas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this year. What I mean by that is the Gen-6 car will be fast there but this track surface has some age to it. There will be more "give-up" in the tires.
That's going to make pit stops even more important. Four tires are going to be more important. They always are on an older surface as the driver will want and need that grip. We also all know that when the race pace slows down, the racing gets better regardless of what track we are a...