“We’re excited for Richmond because it’s another track where Front Row Motorsports runs well, so we’re looking forward to getting our K-LOVE Ford on track and see what we can do. With the reconfiguration, it drives more like a mile-and-a-half than it does a short track. But I believe it produces some of the best racing that we see. A lot of that has to do with tire fall-off, so you have to manage your tires well.
“You get long green-flag runs there, over 100 laps. You lose so much drive off the corner, that it creates good racing and great opportunity, and the track gets two- and three-wide. Richmond’s about being disciplined, taking care of your tires, and you’ve got to be really smart there.”
McDowell Richmond Stats
14 starts, 1 top-15, 3 top-20s
Best finish: 12th
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