Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Richmond

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Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Richmond
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Richmond International Raceway

OK fellas, break is over. Time to turn the focus back onto your weekend gig.

The short, eight-race dash from Daytona to Darlington is over, and Jeff Gordon is leading the pack by a slim one-point margin over Matt Kenseth. Neither driver has a win this season.

It’s go time for the 12-weekend spring-into-summer trek that starts this Saturday in Richmond and ends in the mountains of New Hampshire in the middle of July.

The upcoming races are make-or-break-it for the teams that haven’t got a win or aren’t in the top-20 in points. That means the racing will get closer, meaner and hotter.

The next three tracks on the schedule, each profoundly different from the other, offer three different ways to gain ground or screw up prior to the free-for-all known as NASCAR Sprint All-Star race next month.

But first up, the short track at Richmond.

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