ETC.: Keselowski has completed 98.8 percent (3,561) of the 3,606 total laps contested in nine career starts at Richmond. His average start there is 11.2, but his average finish is a disappointing 20.1, one of his worst overall finishing marks at any track on the Cup circuit. He has one DNF there.
22 JOEY LOGANO, Ford
Team: Penske Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: After climbing four places in the standings following his win at Texas, Joey Logano had the biggest drop of those drivers in the top-10, falling from fourth to eighth after Darlington. He trails points leader Jeff Gordon by 52 points, is one point behind seventh-ranked Brad Keselowski and leads ninth-ranked Ryan Newman by nine points.
RICHMOND RECORD: 10 career starts, 0 wins, 2 top-5s, 2 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: Third in spring 2013. Finished third in this race last year and was 22nd in last summer's final Chase qualifying race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Logano has struggled in most of his 10 prior starts at Richmond. Sure, he has a third- and fourth-place finish there, but everything else has been outside the top 10. He's looking to improve upon that next Saturday.
LOOKING BACK: Logano started from the outside pole and led 37 laps, but the motor on his car blew up, relegating him to a disappointing 35th-place finish at Darlington.
ETC.: Logano has completed 97.2 percent (3,895) of the 4,006 total laps contested in 10 career starts at Richmond. His average start is 13.5 and average finish is 17.8. He has one DNF there.
31 RYAN NEWMAN, Chevrolet
Team: RICHARD CHILDRESS Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Ryan Newman climbed back into the top 10, gaining two positions to go from a tie for 11th to ninth after Darlington. He's trails points leader Jeff Gordon by 61, is nine points behind eighth-ranked Joey Logano and leads 10th-ranked Austin Dillon by just one point.
RICHMOND RECORD: 24 career starts, 1 wins, 6 top-5s, 14 top-10s, 1 pole. Best career finish: First in summer 2003. Finished 15th in this race last season and was a strong third-place in last summer's final Chase qualifying race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Newman makes his 25th career Sprint Cup start at Richmond next Saturday. Now that he's back in the top 10, he's looking to stay there - and a good finish at Richmond would be just the ticket for him to do so.
LOOKING BACK: Newman had an average car at Darlington, but through good pit stops and smart strategy, managed to come home with a decent 10th-place finish.
ETC.: Vickers has completed 98.7 percent (9,488) of the 9,609 total laps contested in 24 career starts at Richmond. His average start there is 12.0, and average finish is 11.4. He has zero DNFs there.
3 AUSTIN DILLON, Chevrolet
Team: Richard Childress Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Austin Dillon climbed back into the top 10 after Darlington, from a tie for 11th to 10th. He trails points leader Jeff Gordon by 62 points, is one point behind ninth-ranked Ryan Newman and leads 11th-ranked Greg Biffle by eight points.
RICHMOND RECORD: 0 career starts, 0 wins, 0 top-5s, 0 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: This will be Dillon's first career start in a Sprint Cup car at Richmond. However, in the Nationwide Series, he had two top-10 finishes in five starts there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Dillon is undoubtedly looking forward to his first career Sprint Cup start at Richmond next Saturday. It's one of his grandfather's (Richard Childress) favorite tracks. And now that he's back in the top 10, there will likely be added incentive for Dillon to do well.
LOOKING BACK: Dillon had a decent run at Darlington, finishing 11th. Yes, he earned a couple of Darlington rookie stripes, but he was the second-highest finishing rookie behind Kyle Larson, who finished seventh.
ETC.: Dillon has never raced in the Sprint Cup Series before at Richmond.
16 GREG BIFFLE, Ford
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: 11th, only nine points out of the top 10. Gained five spots last week.