Rate The Cup Race: Richmond I

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  2. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    3.5 Great finish but the race as a whole was pretty lackluster
  3. CalTenn

    CalTenn Team Owner

  4. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

  5. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    8 --- lots of fun to watch.
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  6. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner


    The last 30 laps really saved it for me. It was tough to gain ground and much tougher to pass.
  7. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

  8. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    9.5. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think Richmond was actually better than Martinsville and Bristol.
  9. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner


    I thought it was the best race of the year by a good amount. The final stage was awesome; long run, green flag stops, great battles for position, tense finish etc.....
  10. 9.5 probably the best race so far this year that I have seen
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Not for a lack of trying, but it seemed hard to pass...the cars still were pretty damn tough to drive though. But maybe too much aero for even a place like Richmond. The last ~150 laps going green with the tires going away and the MTJ/Bowyer/Logano battle were very good. Just extremely difficult to get something done. Still one of the best races of the year thus far.

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  12. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Team Owner

  13. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

  14. PeopleAreStrange

    PeopleAreStrange 2016 Yahoo Fantasy R-F Champion

    I'm debating how much emphasis to place on the last 50 or so laps, as they were absolutely thrilling (the rest of the race was decent, but had a few lulls).

    After some thinking, I'll go with a 9.
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  15. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan


    There wasn't much competition up front no matter who was leading until the end, but that end more than made up for it! Clint and Joey drove admirably but seeing Truex hold them off up top was a thing of beauty. No BS caution is always a plus. Tires were too hard IMO but the mid-pack fighting was good.

    It was nice to see Harvick make a last ditch effort at the win there! Much better car this weekend, first time he outran KDB or Kes all race this year.
  16. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    10 My eyes were glued to the screen for the last 120 laps under green. I wish things were different with the amount of aero wake involved, but sadly that's what the driver's have been handed, so I am rating under those circumstances. I'd be surprised if many more races this year top this one.
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  17. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    9 for me, couldn’t look away and the last 25 laps watching the top 3 race each other and the various styles/lines used was pretty damn cool. This sport needs at least 2-4 more short track races on the schedule, there’s various short tracks in this country waiting to to be used, find them and race there.
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  18. 2019PensekeFan

    2019PensekeFan Crew Chief

    The Truex/Logano/ Bowyer battle was great but other than that it was a typical Richmond race.

    I give it a 7.
  19. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna


    Last 40 or so laps where entertaining. Thats about it.
  20. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

  21. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    Perfectly said. 7
  22. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    6 - standard Richmond parade, never liked the track.
  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    8.5 when the money window opened it got real good.
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  24. Revman

    Revman Stop asking me about the package!

    TRD powered Toyotas have won 6 of 9 Cup races....and they have already been to the wind tunnel.....and inspected by OSS. Couldn't be better!
  25. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor


    Overhead shots in the closing laps looked like two cop cars chasing a criminal in the 19 car -- waited for the bump 'n run, but it never came... :D
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  26. DRSpeed

    DRSpeed Team Owner

  27. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

  28. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    2, it just bores me now. Hopefully talladega is an entertaining show, but if it is a repeat from last year, I’m checking out until the 500. The cars simply don’t let anyone drive side by side anymore.
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  29. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    9. Enjoy Easter everyone, these last two have been great
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  30. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    8.5... The excessive downforce did not help this race, but I was glad to see it didn't ruin it either. Plenty of hand to hand combat at the front and throughout the field. Second half of the race was intensely competitive with lots of side by side action. Good stuff.

    Happy Easter y'all.
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  31. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    8, first race this year I took a nap...but woke up with 40 to go!
  32. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I noticed that the scores have been a little high lately and maybe that is a sign the racing is satisfying. There will always be those that just tune in to see "The Big One" or a crash derby.
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  33. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Exactly how I feel. Well said.

    8.5 for me
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  34. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    8, I thought it was a very good race. There was an advantage to being out front, but I'll take that over having the leader at a disadvantage.
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  35. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    7. Last laps were great but Joey and Clint were clearly faster...I think we just saw aero push at Richmond...:bleh::bleh::bleh:
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  36. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan


    Good race especially the part where KDB got caught speeding. :p :D
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  37. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

  38. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    8....love it when tires wear out.
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  39. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    6, the first three quarters of the race was uneventful and boring. It gets a 6 from me for the last 45 or so laps.

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