Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric have dominated the Xfinity Series this season with a combined 11 wins between the two of them out of 23 races run.
Briscoe will make his fourth start at Richmond while Cindric will make his fifth. Cindric has three top fives, three top 10s and one pole award to his name. Briscoe has one top fives and two top 10s.
But, it’s Justin Allgaier who has the most experience of all the Playoff-contending drivers at Richmond with 18 starts. He has five top fives and eight top 10s in those starts.
Noah Gragson, Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate, will be making his fourth Xfinity Series start at Richmond on Friday. Their teammate Michael Annett, who has clinched a Playoff spot on points will be making his 16th start at Richmond and has one top fives and four top 10s to his name.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Harrison Burton will be making his second start at the track. His first was last season and he started sixth and finished sixth for Joe Gibbs Racing. His teammate, Brandon Jones, will make his ninth start at the Virginia track.
Justin Haley, a two-time winner this season, will make his third career Richmond start and his teammate, Ross Chastain, who has not yet won a race this season but clinched his spot in the Playoffs last weekend at Darlington, will be making his eighth start.
And while all of those drivers are locked into the Playoffs by virtue of wins and points so far this season, several drivers around the bubble will be fighting for the Playoff lives on Friday and Saturday, with hopes of clinching their spot.
Brandon Brown, who currently occupies the 12th and final slot in the Playoff grid, has made six starts at the track, but only has a best finish of 19th in 2018 with an average finish of 25.7.
Ryan Sieg, currently 11th on the grid, has 12 starts at the track with an average finish of 19.9 and his best finish of fifth – his only top 10 at the track – came at the first Richmond race last season. Riley Herbst, who is in 10th place on the grid, made his track debut last season starting from the pole an finishing ninth.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Clements, who sits in 13th – one spot outside the Playoff grid – has 19 starts at Richmond with a best finish of eighth coming in 2018. He has an average finish of 22.5.
Myatt Snider (14th on the grid) will make his track debut on Friday evening.