RACE DR on the RADIO

RACE DR ON THE RADIO

Check out the RACE DR throughout the year on SIRIUS-XM NASCAR RADIO CH 90. The favorite haunt of the Race DR. is Mojo Nixon’s Manifold Destiny on Monday nights usually in the 11PM hour, Charlotte time. Check out the Race DR as he gives his picks for the upcoming race inside the Mojo Dojo.

 

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TOP 30 DRIVERS

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400-RICHMOND

  1. KYLE BUSCH #18
  2. JOEY LOGANO #22
  3. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  4. MARTIN TRUEX #19
  5. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  6. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  7. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  8. KYLE LARSON #42
  9. KURT BUSCH #1
  10. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  11. DANIEL SUAREZ #41
  12. ALEX BOWMAN #88
  13. WILLIAM BYRON #24
  14. CLINT BOWYER #14
  15. RYAN BLANEY #12
  16. ARIC ALMIROLA #10
  17. ERIK JONES #20
  18. AUSTIN DILLON #3
  19. RYAN NEWMAN #6
  20. RICKY STENHOUSE #17
  21. MATT DIBENNEDETTO #95
  22. PAUL MENARD #21
  23. RYAN PREECE #47
  24. TY DILLION #13
  25. CHRIS BUESCHER #37
  26. MICHAEL MCDOWELL #34
  27. DANIEL HEMRIC #8
  28. DARRELL WALLACE JR #43
  29. DAVID RAGAN #38
  30. MATT TIFFIT #36

Friday we break down the Top 5 drivers to watch.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST LAS VEGAS

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LW #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LW #2)
  3. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LW #4)
  4. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #3)
  5. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #5)
  6. LEAVINE FAMILY RACING (LW #6)
  7. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #7)
  8. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #8)
  9. JTG RACING (LW #9)
  10. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #10)

Joe Gibbs Racing has been #1 for the last 11 weeks straight and most of the year so it should be no surprise that they’ll stay there with the fifth win this year from #19 Martin Truex Jr. Team Penske stay at #2. Two weeks ago Hendrick Motorsports was #5 this week we find them at #3. That move puts Chip Ganassi Racing down a spot to #4. Stewart Haas Racing remains at #5. The bottom half of the Top Ten all stay in place this week. Leavine Family Racing, Wood Brothers Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and Richard Childress Racing remain in place this week.

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers at Richmond Raceway.

TOP TEN DRIVERS BY TRACK TYPE

TOP 10: SHORT TRACK

  1. KYLE BUSCH #18
  2. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  3. JOEY LOGANO #22
  4. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  5. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  6. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  7. CLINT BOWYER #14
  8. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  9. MARTIN TRUEX #19
  10. KURT BUSCH #1

Top 10 drivers on Short tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway.

RACE PREVIEW

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400

RICHMOND RACEWAY

September 21st, 7:30PM CHARLOTTE TIME NBCSN TV

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Much of the praise and hype that surrounds the night race at Bristol is actually true about this race at Richmond International Speedway. RIR is an absolutely fantastic facility that delivers short track excitement with very, very fast speeds. This race used to determine who would make the 16 driver Playoff field. Now for the first it will help determine who stays in the Playoffs since Indianapolis was awarded the final regular season race. Now under the lights on a Saturday night Richmond will host it’s second Playoff race. The winner of this race will be guaranteed a place in the second round of three playoff races with a win just like Martin Truex Jr. who won Sunday in Las Vegas. He knows he’ll be in the Playoffs all the way to the race in Kansas. In 2009 Toyota got their first Cup win here from Kyle Busch. Since then the Toyotas have done very well. In fact from 2009 to now Toyota have won 12 of the 21 races run. That includes the three straight. 11 of those races were won by Joe Gibbs Racing. Chevrolet used to dominate here but they only have four wins since 2009. Ford have four wins in the last 21 races. Will Ford or Chevrolet dominate where Joe Gibbs Racing have won 11 of the last 21 races? We’ll find out Saturday night under the lights in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Tuesday look for our Top 10 drivers on short tracks.

TOP FIVE DRIVERS

LAS VEGAS: SOUTH POINT CASINO 400

My #5 driver to watch is just getting better here, #12 Ryan Blaney. Ryan has just six starts here in the desert and only two Top 5’s to show for it BUT those two Top 5’s came in his last three starts. He is #8 hottest over the last six races. For him to go deep in the Playoffs he needs to rack up more Top 5’s than he ever has, this is great opportunity for him to capitalize on that strategy. He drives for Team Penske who have four wins in that last seven races here.

My #4 driver is my #1 ranked driver on tracks like this, #19 Martin Truex Jr. Martin has 15 starts here, a win and three more Top 5’s. Martin got his win here in March of 2017. Martin is #3 hottest over the last six races.

The #3 driver is can sleep at home Saturday night, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle sits #1 in points and is the #5 hottest driver over the last six races. He has 16 starts here, one win and seven Top 5’s. Kyle is my #2 ranked driver on tracks like this.

My #2 pick is the defending champion of this race, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad has the #1 highest average finish here over the last seven years. He has wins in 2014, 2016 and the Playoff race last year. He got those three wins in just 12 starts. Just as impressive is six Top 5’s or 50%. He has finished 7th or better in his last eight starts here. On the other hand Brad is my #6 ranked driver on tracks like this and sits #10 hottest over the last six races.

My #1 driver to watch is Brad’s teammate and the most recent winner here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has five Top 5’s in his 12 starts and the win here in March.  I say he is just getting better because his five Top 5’s came in his last seven starts and all seven were Top 10’s. He is #7 hottest over the last six races and ranked #3 for me on tracks like this.

Monday look for our preview of the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST INDIANOPLIS

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LW #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LW #2)
  3. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #3)
  4. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LW #5)
  5. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #4)
  6. LEAVINE FAMILY RACING (LW #6)
  7. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #7)
  8. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #8)
  9. JTG RACING (LW #9)
  10. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #OFF)

After ten weeks straight weeks at #1 it is no surprise Joe Gibbs Racing remain. Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing also stay in place this week. Hendrick Motorsports move up a place to #4 and that moves Stewart Haas Racing to #5. Leavine Family Racing and red hot#95 Matt DiBennedetto stay at #6. Wood Brothers Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and JTG Daugherty Racing all remain in place.  Germain Racing drop out of the Top 10 and sister team Richard Childress Racing returns to the #10 spot.

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

TOP TEN DRIVERS BY TRACK TYPE

TOP TEN DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

LAS VEGAS

  1. MARTIN TRUEX JR. #19
  2. KYLE BUSCH #18
  3. JOEY LOGANO #22
  4. KYLE LARSON #42
  5. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  6. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  7. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  8. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  9. RYAN BLANEY #12
  10. KURT BUSCH #1

These are the Top Ten drivers on Downforce tracks. Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers ranked for the South Point  400 from Las Vegas.