Richmond: Scott Riggs preview

Stat Facts ... In 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Scott Riggs has notched one top 10 finish. The Bahama, N.C., native has a 25.5 starting average and looks to improve upon his 27.3 finishing average this ...

Stat Facts ... In 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Scott Riggs has notched one top 10 finish. The Bahama, N.C., native has a 25.5 starting average and looks to improve upon his 27.3 finishing average this weekend. He has completed 91.0 percent of the laps run and has earned just under $8 million in purse money.

Points Position ... After nine races, Riggs and the No. 36 team are 42nd in NASCAR Sprint Cup owners' point standings. They are 28 points behind the No. 87 team in 41st, 39 markers behind the No. 09 team in 38th and 248 points outside the top 35.

Vote, Vote, Vote ... Fans, Riggs needs your votes to get into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Challenge. Fans can vote by texting the word "NASCAR" to "7777" on their Sprint Phones or by visiting a Sprint store. Additionally, fans can visit www.nascar.com/promos/allstar to cast their votes. Voting began April 14 and ends on May 16, 2009.

SCOTT RIGGS:

Do you approach RIR as more of a short track or a speedway?

"It really is a little of both but I think you have to go in with the short-track mindset. There is a lot more contact at Richmond than you have at a bigger track. I think sometimes drivers use the short track as an excuse to beat and bang. However, the racing is pretty tight so you will have incidental contact."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs