We’re back after a one week lay off and I hope you all had a good Easter and a happy Passover to those who celebrate both. It was quite the eventful last two weeks for NASCAR in a variety of ways and for a comprehensive take on all of that news, listen to the podcast that Dan and I recorded on Friday evening.

Richmond is the second-straight short track for the iRacing schedule and hopefully this one goes better than the last short track at Bristol where there were 12 cautions for 66 laps of the 150 that were run. The field was shrunk for this race following that debacle at Bristol as well. There are 26 auto-qualifying cars for Richmond with the total field being 30 drivers with the final four being made up from the top-two qualifiers in a 25-lap qualifying race on Sunday morning with the final two being at the discretion of Fox, the broadcast partner.

This race is scheduled for 150 laps and the drivers will get one full reset to fix their car in case of an accident. Richmond is a short track at .75-miles per lap with shallow banking in the corners which means the speeds are a bit slower than Bristol since there is more on-brake time per lap than two weeks ago.

Here’s a link to the mini track breakdown that I compiled for the race. On the Track Breakdown tab the drivers in the first section are the 26 who are locked in to the race and the ones in the second section are the 13 in the qualifying race of which four will make it and we suppose that FanDuel will add a salary if a driver makes it that doesn’t currently have a salary.

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 DriverStartMakeCar Fanduel DraftKingsBreakDown
Wi. ByronChevrolet24 $10200 $8400UPGRADE
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De. HamlinToyota11 $13000 $10300UPGRADE
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Ma. DiBenedettoFord21 $8700 $7600UPGRADE
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Ch. BellToyota95 $8000 $7300UPGRADE
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Ty. DillonChevrolet13 $6000 $6000UPGRADE
Au. DillonChevrolet3 $7000 $7400UPGRADE