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NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 Preview: Cup Series Set For Short Track Racing at Richmond

Apollo’s Jay Arnold breaks down what to expect as NASCAR’s top series heads to Richmond, Virginia for the Toyota Owners 400.

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I’m still recovering a bit from NASCAR’s journey to Austin for the Echo Park Grand Prix after making the trek over myself but after an extremely long race due to multiple overtimes, Tyler Reddick came out on top.

Now NASCAR goes from road course to short track as the series heads North to Virginia to take on Richmond. While the race won’t see as many drivers from other disciplines, it should still be a competitive race.

The reduced downforce package that was used last week at Circuit of the Americas will be in play once more as drivers will have to contend with cars that should be more difficult to drive. Check out the full NASCAR Cup Series Entry List for Sunday at the link below.

Entry List

We will get back to stage breaks after NASCAR removed them for last week’s action at Circuit of the Americas. If recent history is any indication, the Joe Gibbs Toyotas should be a force to be reckoned with in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400.

As always, it is tough to make race winner picks given the unpredictable nature of motorsport but I’m rolling with Martin Truex Jr. this weekend. Here’s hoping the new downforce package produces some better racing at Richmond than we’ve seen the past few years.

Make sure to check out the schedule below so you don’t miss any on track action.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is at Texas Motor Speedway in DFW this weekend separate from the Xfinity and Cup Series.

Friday 03/31

Virginia is for Lovers 150 (Whelen Modified Tour) – 5:30 p.m. CT on FloRacing

Saturday 04/01

NASCAR Xfinity Qualifying – 7:30 a.m. CT on FS1

NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – 9:50 a.m. CT on FS1

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying – 10:05 a.m. No TV

ToyotaCare 250 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) – 12:00 p.m. CT on FS1 250 (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) – 3:30 p.m. CT on FS1

Sunday 04/02

Toyota Owners 400 (NASCAR Cup Series) – 2:30 p.m. CT on FS1

Stay locked in to Apollo for more NASCAR and F1 Coverage throughout racing season! Follow @CoachJayArnold and @ApolloHOU on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest!

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