Richmond International Speedway, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN

outlook

What: Race 26 of 36

Track: Oval, 0.75 miles

Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps

Last year: Brad Keselowski raced to the fourth of his six 2014 victories.

Last week: Carl Edwards won the Southern 500 at Darlington.

Fast facts: The 16-driver Chase field will be set after Saturday's regular-season finale, and unless there is an unlikely twist of events, all the tickets already has been punched. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Edwards, Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin have clinched spots. Jamie McMurray needs only to start to earn a position, and Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Paul Menard are in the best positions to wrap up spots without winning.

Next race: myAFibRisk.com 400, Sept. 20, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.

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