Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Race No. 9 – Toyota Owners 400
NASCAR Xfinity Series, Race No. 8 – ToyotaCare 250
Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile oval) – Richmond, Va.
Laying Rubber the Goal at Richmond: Richmond has quietly become one of the more high tire wear tracks on the NASCAR circuit. With that in mind, Goodyear brought a new tire combination in 2016, with a goal of rubbering-in the track more and allowing for multiple racing grooves. While Richmond has traditionally required a similar tire set-up to tracks like New Hampshire and Phoenix, its racy, three-quarter-mile configuration requires a larger amount of stagger between left- and right-side tires than those other tracks.
Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Richmond this week: Left-side, D-4674; Right-side, D-4676. This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams ran twice at Richmond last season and Richmond is the only track at which teams in these two series will run these tire codes (Camping World Truck Teams run this same tire set-up at Gateway). As on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Richmond.