As NASCAR heads to the short track of Richmond, Virginia, I think many of us are hoping that this Saturday night showdown will save stock car racing from it's self. There has been a lot of talk about the lack of cautions over the past few weeks, and it seems like a little short track racing may be just what the doctor ordered.
“I love short-tracks first of all and think we need more," said five-time champ Jimmie Johnson. "Although Richmond has been a challenging track for me over the years it is a place I love to watch a race at. Short-tracks I think really draw the fans and create the excitement that we need in the sport."
While Johnson has three wins at RIR, this track has belonged to Joe Gibbs racing of late. With the exception of Kevin Harvick last fall, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch have won the last five races at the 3/4th mile track.