Richmond: Jimmie Johnson preview

Jimmie Johnson and Team Lowe's Racing are looking to make it three-in-a-row at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) this weekend as they vie for another victory at the .75-mile track. In addition to his two wins, Johnson has collected three ...

Jimmie Johnson and Team Lowe's Racing are looking to make it three-in-a-row at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) this weekend as they vie for another victory at the .75-mile track.

In addition to his two wins, Johnson has collected three top-five finishes and two poles in his 12 career Cup starts at RIR.

TEAM LOWE'S RACING QUOTES:

JIMMIE JOHNSON ON THE RICHMOND RACE: "I'm excited to go to Richmond. We've won the last two there and that's been one of my toughest tracks. So I'm really excited to go back. Our short track program is working really well for us and hopefully we can visit victory lane again."

CHAD KNAUS ON RACING AT RICHMOND: "I enjoy going to Richmond. It's good, it's fun. We didn't run well at all there for a long time and then we started running a lot better and I started enjoying it a lot more. I don't care so much about it being a night race verses a day race, we just want to be competitive. We've won the last two (races) there and hope we can do it again this weekend."

Chassis

* Team Lowe's Racing will use chassis No. 461 as its primary in the May 3 race at RIR. In addition to a fourth-place finish at Martinsville in March, Johnson drove this chassis to two victories last fall -- at Martinsville (Oct. 2007) and Phoenix (Nov. 2007). In its only start, backup chassis No. 419 finished 29th at Las Vegas in March.

-credit: hm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson