After a week off for the Sprint Cup gang, the NASCAR show got back at it for 400 laps Saturday night in Richmond. Here's the highs and lows from every corner of RIR's three-quarter mile.
NOT: Jeff Gordon needs to work on crashing in more opportune spots, eh? (Jest, of course.)
Four-time looked to be one of the few able to stick with the Joe Gibbs Racing tandem of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, but contact from behind sent the No. 24 into a lazy slide on Richmond's backstretch that ended with a tough hit to the inside wall. Gordon's car slapped the non-protected inside wall with the driver's side — a quick, knock-the-wind-out-of-you hit.
The negative here isn't Jeff Gordon's crash — although you have to wonder where he'll stand come time for the Chase — but that Richmond hasn't protected that wall with SAFER barrier. Step up to the plate, RIR.
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