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After back-to-back races at 1.5-mile tracks, drivers and fantasy owners will face a much different challenge this weekend when the Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway. After all, speed and down force take a backseat to bumping and banging and the brake pedal at the 0.75-mile short track. As with any short track, Richmond also tests the patience of the drivers, and the mental strain is only made worse by the track's multiple racing grooves. Drivers can spend lap after lap running side by side, and with the driver in the outside lane often pinching down any potential challengers, being able to drive underneath and complete can be a chore. By the time the checkered flag waves, there is usually a lot more taking than giving going on.

For fantasy owners, the trip to Richmond will likely involve some heavy roster reshuffling. Several of the drivers that excel at the intermediate ovals haven't enjoyed the same level of success at Richmond, and several drivers that are just average at the bigger ovals are actually studs at RIR. More importantly, a short track brings open the door for fantasy owners to take advantage of some different sleeper options. In either case, don't be afraid to shake up your lineup this weekend, even if you have been putting up big point totals in recent weeks. Any good crew chief will tell you that the key to sustaining success is to stay ahead of the changing track conditions.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Kyle Busch, M&M's
  2. Clint Bowyer, Mobil 1
  3. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  4. Kasey Kahne, Procore
  5. Matt Kenseth, DeWalt
  6. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  7. Brian Vickers, TBA
  8. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite/Discount Tires
  9. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  10. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  11. Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Johns/Busch Beer
  12. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  13. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  14. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  15. Greg Biffle, KFC
  16. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  17. A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger
  18. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  19. Juan Montoya, Target
  20. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Hulu
  21. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  24. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Fastenal/Fifth Third Bank
  25. Paul Menard, Menards/Motorcraft
  26. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  27. Bobby Labonte, C&J Energy Services
  28. Danica Patrick,
  29. David Ragan, Snap Fitness
  30. Landon Cassill, Snap Fitness
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