NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 28 – 400 laps / 300 miles
NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 24 — 250 laps / 187.5 miles
NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 25 — 250 laps / 187.5 miles
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series — Race No. 17 — 250 laps / 187.5 miles
Richmond Raceway (0.75-mile oval) – Richmond, Va.
Fast Facts for September 10-12, 2020
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Cup – 9 sets for the race;
Xfinity-Friday: 5 sets for the race;
Xfinity-Saturday: 4 sets for the race;
Truck: 4 sets for the race
Left-side — D-4964;
Right-side — D-4966
Left-side — 2,218 mm (87.32 in.);
Right-side — 2,242 mm (88.27 in.)
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 12 psi; Left Rear — 12 psi;
Right Front — 30 psi; Right Rear — 27 psi
Storyline – Like playoff-opening Darlington, Richmond means high tire wear: Richmond Raceway is a high tire wear track, so Goodyear designs its tread compounds to rubber-in the track surface, thus creating multiple racing grooves. Tire management will come into play, meaning a lot of “comers” and “goers” as drivers that conserve their tires early in a run will gain spots later. One other factor this week is that the Richmond tire set-up is now once again aligned with what is run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. That means Cup teams have a good notebook built up, having run this set-up on similar tracks twice already this season.
“We’re on a back-to-back stretch of the NASCAR playoff schedule where we race on high wear racetracks,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “Richmond is known for several things – being a racy short track, being a favorite of drivers and fans, and now as a high wear track. The tire set-up for Richmond is aligned with two other tracks that are of similar length — Loudon and Phoenix. That is especially important in this current racing climate with no practice. Having the same tire set-up on a similar track will help teams tune in quicker on their car set-ups, which is even more important with the shorter race distances of short track racing.”
Notes – Teams to run Phoenix/New Hampshire/Gateway tire set-up at Richmond: NASCAR Cup and Xfinty Series teams will run a different tire set-up at Richmond than they ran at this track last September (Truck teams did not run at Richmond in 2019) . . . these are not new tire codes – these teams have run this same tire combination at Phoenix in March (Cup and Xfinity), New Hampshire in early-August (Cup only) and Gateway in late-August (Truck only) . . . compared to what was run at Richmond last season, this tire set-up features compound changes on both sides and a construction update on the left-side . . . the compound changes will give the cars more grip . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Richmond.
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