TRACK FACT In the '08 fall Cup race, all 43 cars that started were running at the finish, the second time in the 43-car era (which began in 1998) that it has happened at any track.
EYE ON 2012 Last year's front-runners were no fluke: Busch remains a driver to beat at Richmond, as does Hamlin, who won the fall races at the .75-of-a-mile oval in '09 and '10.
WALTRIP "Richmond is fast, but not superspeedway fast; tight, but not Martinsville tight. A fun track to drive. You've got to have horsepower, and you've got to get up on the wheel."