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K&N Sponsored Josh Lucas Goes 4-for-4 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond Kentucky

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Driver Josh Lucas says that Richmond Raceway fits his driving style perfectly.
Driver Josh Lucas says that Richmond Raceway fits his driving style perfectly.
If it feels good, heck, head on back and do it three more times. And that's exactly what open wheel modified racer Josh Lucas and his team did. Richmond Raceway in Richmond Kentucky, has taken a seriously liking to Josh, and the K&N sponsored driver loves the raceway and the fans right back.
Lucas Racing has been very consistent so far through 2011, but they say a few more wins would certainly help the year end tally.
Lucas Racing has been very consistent so far through 2011, but they say a few more wins would certainly help the year end tally.


"Every time we have been to this track, last year, and this year, we have won," remarked Rita Lucas, team co-owner and co-crew chief. "We went back-to-back last year and won both of them. We have been twice this year and won both of them. We are four of four at this track."

The New Haven, Kentucky racer started off his latest visit to Richmond by finishing second to his nemesis there, Russ Gabbert, "He's the driver that wins a lot at this track. We just didn't have the edge to get around him."

"When he came in we did a little adjusting to the car and we started third in the feature. The two cars in front of him were locals (Gabbert and Delane Browning) and they had fast cars," Rita added. "It took Josh about six laps to get around both of them but once he did, he was gone. This is a little track and the car responds well to it. This is the track where the fans in the stands went crazy because of Josh's wins, and they did it again Saturday night, don't know why they like Josh so much, but he gets the same reaction every time he wins there. It's a good feeling!"
Josh says winning at Richmond and having the fans support makes victory taste that much sweeter.
Josh says winning at Richmond and having the fans support makes victory taste that much sweeter.


"The track is small and works right around the bottom," Josh says. "It fits my driving style perfect."
Josh and Lucas Racing have a perfect 4-for-4 record now at Richmond.
Josh and Lucas Racing have a perfect 4-for-4 record now at Richmond.


The three-quarter-mile "D" shaped oval is 60-feet wide with a ten-foot apron. The turns are banked 14 degrees and the starting line is at eight degrees, and the Josh Lucas number 78 car just eats it up. The last time K&N Race News spoke with Josh (Sept. 2010) he had just won for the second time at Richmond Raceway, over "the driver that wins a lot at this track" and the crowd went nuts. Josh clearly won over the fans popularity vote that evening.

"Knowing you have the support from fans makes the win that more special," Josh remarked. And how is the overall 2011 race season shaping up for Lucas Racing? "For the most part we've been very consistent week after week. There is a lot of good competition out there today; you have to be on your game come race day. We would like to get a few more wins before this year is done though."

What's up next for Lucas Racing? "We'll probably go back to Richmond a few more times, Bluegrass Speedway for the AMS race. We would also like to find a few money races before the season ends."

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