Date: Friday, Sept. 6
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Site: Richmond International Raceway -- Richmond, Va.
Track: 0.75-mile oval
Capacity: 94,063 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: ESPN 2
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Denny Hamlin, 2011 (108.415 mph)
Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 2004 (129.348 mph)
Defending champion: Kevin Harvick (not defending)
Runner up: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Pole winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (122.822 mph)
1. Kevin Harvick (Start: 3)
2. Ricky Stenhouse J (r 1)
3. Kurt Busch (17)
4. Denny Hamlin (6)
5. Michael Annett (13)
6. Austin Dillon (2)
7. Ty Dillon (11)
8. Joe Nemechek (14)
9. Ryan Blaney (27)
10. Darrell Wallace (Jr. 20)
Average speed: 91.724 mph
Time of race: 2 hrs., 2 mins., 39 secs.
Margin of victory: 1.944 secs.
Caution flags: 7 for 45 laps
Lead changes: 8 among 6 drivers
2012 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 91.724 mph
2011 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 90.909 mph
2010 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.039 mph
2009 Carl Edwards, Ford, 101.458 mph
2008 Carl Edwards, Ford, 90.787 mph
2007 Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 93.913 mph
2006 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 85.627 mph
2005 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 88.634 mph
2004 Robby Gordon, Chevrolet, 86.372 mph
2003 Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 99.543 mph
2002 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 78.089 mph
2001 Jimmy Spencer, Chevrolet, 90.156 mph
2000 Jeff Burton, Ford, 89.203 mph
1999 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 87.754 mph
1998 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 82.067 mph
1997 Steve Park, Chevrolet, 77.774 mph
1996 Kenny Wallace, Ford, 100.987 mph
1995 Dale Jarrett, Ford, 104.928 mph
1994 Kenny Wallace, Ford, 97.487 mph
1993 Mark Martin, Ford, 98.511 mph
1992 Robert Pressley, Oldsmobile, 95.373 mph
1991 Harry Gant, Buick, 86.719 mph
1990 Rick Mast, Buick, 99.759 mph
1989 Bobby Hamilton, Oldsmobile, 92.071 mph
1988 Harry Gant, Buick, 89.434 mph
1987 Mark Martin, Ford, 66.180 mph
1986 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 76.174 mph
1985 Tommy Ellis, Pontiac, 80.539 mph
1984 Tommy Ellis, Pontiac, 65.199 mph
1983 Morgan Shepherd, Oldsmobile, 63.848 mph
1982 Butch Lindley, Pontiac, 59.894 mph
Race: Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 (Aug. 31)
Site: Atlanta Motor Speedway -- Hampton, Ga.
Finish line order: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Sam Hornish Jr., Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 8 mins., 1 sec.
Average speed: 140.747 mph
Margin of victory: 0.579 secs.
Caution flags: 4 for 20 laps
Lead changes: 11 among 7 drivers
Lap leaders: K. Busch 1-37, Clements 38, K. Busch 39-41, Dillon 42, K. Busch K. Busch 1-37, Clements 38, K. Busch 39-41, Dillon 42, K. Busch 43-58, Harvick 59-91, Larson 92, K. Busch 93, Smith 94, Harvick 95-148, Annett 149-150, Harvick 151-195.
#00 Brett Butler (Lilburn, GA) Toyota/TBA
#01 Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
#2 Brian Scott (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
#3 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/AdvoCare
#4 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Great Clips
#6 Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#7 Regan Smith (Cato, NY) Chevrolet/Hellmann's
#10 Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
#11 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/One Main Financial
#12 Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH) Ford/Penske Truck Rental
#14 Chase Miller (Canton, GA) Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
#16 Ryan Reed (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/American Diabetes Assoc.
#18 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Resers
#19 Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
#20 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI Ford/Hertz
#23 Robert Richardson Jr. (McKinney, TX) Chevrolet/North Texas Pipe
#24 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Toyota/TBA
#29 Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO) Toyota/American Ethanol
#30 Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil) Chevrolet/WORX
#31 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/Brandt
#32 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Snickers
#33 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Armour
#40 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
#42 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
#43 Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA) Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
#44 Hal Martin (Galliano, LA) Toyota/U.S. Forensic
#51 Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC) Chevrolet/Value Lighting
#52 Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA) Chevrolet/Donate Life
#54 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Monster Energy
#55 Jamie Dick (El Paso, TX) Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
#60 Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#70 Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL) Chevrolet/Foretravel
#73 Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA) Chevrolet/TBA
#74 To Be Announced Chevrolet/TBA
#77 Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
#79 Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC) Ford/Keen Parts
#86 To Be Announced Chevrolet/TBA
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/pellitgrillsusa.com
#89 Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC) Chevrolet/King's Tire
#99 Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ) Toyota/RAB Racing
|Sam Hornish Jr||30|
There have been 59 Nationwide races held at Richmond. This track hosted three events in the series during the 1982 season and then two each year after that.
Tommy Houston won the inaugural Nationwide race at Richmond, the Eastern 150, on Feb. 20, 1982.
Kevin Harvick holds the record for most Nationwide victories at Richmond with six. Harvick's most recent win there came one year ago. He is not competing in this weekend's race.
Roush Fenway Racing has the most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Richmond with nine, followed by Richard Childress Racing with seven.
Twelve of 59 Nationwide races at Richmond have been won from the pole position. Brad Keselowski most recently did it in the spring race there in April.
Kyle Busch is the only driver on the entry list for this race that scored his first career Nationwide win at Richmond, which came on May 14, 2004. Busch holds the record for most career victories in the series with 60. Nine of those wins have come this season.
Three drivers entered in this race made their first career Nationwide starts at Richmond: Jeff Green (Sept. 8, 1990), Austin Dillon (Sept. 7, 2008) and Travis Pastrana (April 27, 2012).
Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Richmond occurred in April 2012 when Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the finish line by just 0.062 seconds.
The next race is the Sept. 14 Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won last year's race there.