The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 27, 2012

Richmond could return the excitement to NASCAR

RICHMOND, Va. — Two weeks of ho-hum racing has NASCAR fans starving for some on-track excitement.

A Saturday night stop at Richmond International Speedway couldn’t have come at a better time.

Short track racing traditionally produces some of NASCAR’s best racing, and the.75-mile oval at Richmond is the perfect venue for the bumping and banging that spices up the show.

There’s been a shortage of that of late in NASCAR.  

The last two races had a combined five cautions, which makes for long green-flag runs and spread-out fields.

Drivers seem to prefer that clean style of racing, but fans want more drama and they’ve been vocal the last month about their disappointment in the on-track product.

The drivers are aware of the dilemma heading into Saturday night’s race.

 

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