Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400
Richmond (Va.) International Raceway
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Television -- ESPN; Radio -- Motor Racing Network
.75-mile, D-shaped oval
What it takes to win:
The D-shaped layout makes Richmond one of the most-competitive raceways on the circuit. The track has all the charm and close-quarter racing of a short track, yet the banking and configuration makes it as competitive as a superspeedway. Cars can race side-by-side, but the quickest way around is on the bottom groove. The car that can maneuver through the second turn -- the end of the long, arcing front stretch -- to set up the sprint down the backstretch will have the advantage.
Morris News Service pick:
Other drivers to watch:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Johnny Benson, Bobby Labonte