Richmond is known as “America’s premier short track” and could be considered a fan-favorite venue. The .75-mile asphalt oval opened in 1946 and the XFINITY Series has been racing there since 1982. The drivers will turn 250 laps totaling 187.5 miles making this race the one with the most dominator points available on the XFINITY schedule thus far in 2023. Green flag is set for just after 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
I mentioned above that this race has the most dominator points available on the schedule to this point and that track position is important here. When considering those two factors, finding the driver(s) who will lead the most laps will be a major factor in winning or simply placing in a tournament. I’ll be looking to roster two potential dominators in most of my lineups because of the hefty amount of dominator points available.
Most comparable tracks: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix Raceway
*Note: all pricing is DraftKings focused
Justin Allgaier ($10,700), Starting on the Pole
Allgaier is a two-time winner here at Richmond as he won both races in 2020 leading 78 and 135 laps respectively. He’s always been solid at the flat tracks and starting on the pole should suggest that we’ll see a good chunk of laps led early and throughout for the 7 car.
Sammy Smith ($10,000), Starting 2nd
Smith has top-five finishes in each of his last two races including a win at Phoenix, a flat track like Richmond. Piloting the number 18 Joe Gibbs car, Smith finds himself in great equipment with a great program behind him. He was able to lead 92 laps at Phoenix and will start second here looking to give Allgaier a fight from the jump for dominator points.
Austin Hill ($9,800), Starting 18th
Starting 18th, Hill already has three wins on the season and five top-10’s in six races. Despite a 37th place finish last week due to engine issues, Hill is in a position to pick up place differential points as well as being a contender to win. Hill’s car has been good on the long run this season leading 103, 19, and 39 laps in his three wins.
Cole Custer ($9,400), Starting 22nd
Kyle Sieg ($5,700), Starting 25th
Alex Labbe ($6,600), Starting 32nd
Jeb Burton ($6,500), Starting 16th
Chandler Smith ($10,300), Starting 8th