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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top Guns Aim Fast at the Quick Richmond Track

Richmond International Raceway is the third shortest track on the NASCAR circuit, but speeds routinely exceed 100 mph and the bumping and banging action is well received by packed crowds that usually exceed 90,000 people. The .75-mile oval track with 14-degree banking is considered a short track, but the way 43 Sprint Cup cars roar around in the night air gives off an aura of a much faster track. On April 28th fans without tickets can watch the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers at 7 p.m. ET on FOX. Eight of 36 races are now in the books for the 2012 NASCAR season, and most of the same names seem to be clinging to Chase positions. The top five contenders have shifted spots throughout the weeks, but their names are common t...

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