The 9th race of the 2013 season is the "Toyota Owners 400" at Richmond International Raceway. This race will be held on SATURDAY. April 26th. Qualifying is set for FRIDAY, April 26th. Please make your picks before qualifying is scheduled to begin. Richmond International Raceway is an oval track with a lap distance of 0.75 mies. We'll see 300 miles of racing after 400 laps are completed. #18 Kyle Busch has the most wins here since 1975. He has grabbed the checkered flag 4 times. Other history: In 4/12, #55 M Martin sat on the pole in a race won by #18 Kyle Busch. In 9/12, #88 JR turned in the fastest qulifying time but gave way to race winner #15 C Bowyer. In 4/11, #42 Juan Pablo Montoya was in the first starting grid and #18 Kyle Busch took the trip to Victory Lane. In 9/11, D Reutimann lined up behind the pace car to start the race but #29 K Harvick was first to cross the start-finish line. In 5/10, #18 Kyle Busch went coast to coast. In 9/10, #99 C Edwards grabbed the pole and #11 D Hamlin grabbed the checkered flag. The 2009 races were won by #18 Kyle Busch and #11 D Hamlin. OK! I am ready to pick... My Richmond picks are: Kyle Busch <~~~ Can't argue with his success here...and...it will be a nice bounce back after the disaster at Kansas... J Johnson <~~ Well...who can argue with how he's ding? A little hesitant cuz I don't see him mentioned anywhere in the history (GULP!) B Kezelowski <~~~ Same as above... G Biffle <~~~ Well...dang...that's 3 out of 4 picks so far that my pick wasn't mentioned....yikes... K Harvick <~~~ WHEW! He was mentioned! Plus...I have a hunch...I know he's been a little quiet in 2013...but he hasn't dropped off the radar like the #14... My spare will be JR! He did improve to a 16th place finish at Kansas...which is a whole lot better than the previous 2 races...I have my eye on him... Picks received: Racer X #48 #88 #15 #5 #14 Spare is #24 I finally figured out why I am doing so much better in my Yahoo NASCAR racing rooms tan here...I pick these ones first! However...I am so superstititious...I'm not changing a thing... Good Luck EVERYBODY...and...ENJOY the race!!