Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions – AthlonSports.com

Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are in the top 5 in points… yet enter Richmond fighting for the final NASCAR playoff spot between them.

Ryan Blaney won the pole at Richmond Raceway back in April. Martin Truex Jr. has won three of the past six races at this track. Two of the sport’s top-tier drivers, they’d typically enter Sunday’s Federated Auto 400 fine-tuning their teams for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

Instead, both drivers are fighting to simply be a part of it.