Let’s bring it back, shall we?
The Federated Auto Parts 400 marks the second race at Richmond Raceway this NASCAR Cup Series regular season. Catch a 400-lap and 300-mile race a little after 3 p.m. (except in inclement weather) on USA Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
The stages end at Lap 70, Lap 230 and Lap 400.
The third to last regular season race highlights a group of drivers who have Consistent but win-free seasons So far – including Ryan Blaney (second in points), Martin Truex Jr. (fourth in points) and others. Can any of these people separate themselves on the 0.75-mile Richmond Trail?
Live updates will be posted in the section below and will be posted frequently during the race. Update this page for the latest news. Full results will be published after the race.
Live updates at Richmond Raceway
Lap 261: There are five alerts in today’s race: laps 5-7 (occasional Tyler Riddick); windings 72-78 (final stage of 1); windings 232 to 239 (conclusion of phase 2); Laps 241-245 (Kyle Busch, Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr. and others involved in an accident at Turn 4); and lab 252-256 (Christopher Bell spin-off).
Lap 241: Kyle Larson beats Lugano off the pit road. In the Phase 3 reboot, Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch were among some of the cars involved in the wreck which warrants caution.
The second phase
Lap 250: Another warning! Christopher Bell skates on the apron and spins out. No collisions were caused by the spin, but it’s a big blow to the #20 car, which started out as one of the fastest cars in the field today.
Lap 230: Joey Logano won the second stage. It’s him, then Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, Eric Almerola, Chris Bucher, Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe, and Kyle Bush. (This is Ford’s six in the top ten).
Lap 221: Martin Truex Jr. can Return by Joey Logano, which brings him back to the front. Truex sits in 14th place.
Lap 203: Martin Truex Jr. Race leader Joey Logano is working hard to avoid not being on the first lap to enter the third stage. Truex (13th place) wasn’t the day he had hoped for. There were only nine major changes today. Long distance green flag races.
Lap 185: Ty Gibbs’ day ends after the tap. Team 45 lifted the hood before pushing the car back into the garage.
Lap 155: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. missed the pit way, and while trying to swerve onto the racetrack, he clipped Martin Truex Jr.’s car. Car #19 got a little scratched on the left side, but everything seems to be fine. He is ranked 13 now.
Lap 150: Eric Almerola, 14th in points, looks great so far. Join the top five midway through Stage 2. Can he find a way to get a win and shake up an already crazy regular season from NASCAR?
Lap 145: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. jumped to fourth after no pitting when nearly every other car did in Laps 123-125.
Lap 134: Joey Logano finds a way to regain the lead after pitting. It has been pretty quiet after the Phase 2 restart.
lap 125: Several green flag pit stops. Notable personalities include: Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Bush, Chris Bucher, Chase Briscoe.
lap 110: His Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Kyle Bush and Ty Gibbs, were racing hard against each other today. Both are outside the top ten. The fight is a testament to how hard the drivers get to get through on the short track. It should also be noted that Michael Jordan, co-owner of 23XI Racing, is located in Richmond.
Lap 88: Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex, Jr. were fighting each other in all races. Less than a second separates them now. They’re racing for fifth and sixth now.
Lap 81: A large number of drivers enter the pit road to start the race. Joey Logano finds a way to pass Ross Chastain early on, a massive leap. Kyle Larson passed it on later, too.
lap 70: There is no stopping for any driver. Ross Chastain took home the first stage win to claim his fifth stage win this season. The rest of the top 10 in order: Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Cole Caster, Martin Truex Jr.
lap 34: Third-placed Kyle Larson lost the lead advantage with which he started the race. Ross Chastain had a good lead, 2.4secs faster than second place driver Denny Hamlin.
lap 4: An early warning (laps 5-7) appears when Tyler Riddick in car #8 loses traction and turns briefly. This is an early illustration of how smooth this path is.
Green Flag, 3:19 p.m.: Let’s race!
3:05 pm: Some final betting odds ahead of today’s race: Kyle Larson (+450), Martin Truex Jr (+520), Denny Hamlin (+675), Ross Chastain (+700), Kyle Busch (+1,100), William Byron (+ 1,200), Christopher Bell (+1,200), Ryan Blaney (+1,300), Chase Elliott (+1,400), Kevin Harvick (+1,600).
2:49 pm: Several drivers in pre-race interviews referred to slippery roads and how they gobble up tyres. Some act proactively and get creative. For example, Kevin Harvick told NBC that he lubricates the soles of his shoes so that his uses of the throttle and brake are as smooth as possible.
2:30 pm: The forecast in Richmond predicted no rain or lightning this afternoon. The temperature is expected to peak in the low 80s and drop into the 70s. This is something to watch, as higher temperatures mean leaner roads.
Who took the Richmond Column?
Kyle Larson will start first. Driver #5 Hendrick Motorsports is driven by Ross Chastain (second place) and Denny Hamlin (number 3). See below for the full starting lineup.
Other Noteworthy Situations: Ty Gibbs will run in 14th place in the car 45, producer Kurt Bosch has been disqualified from the fourth race in a row due to a concussion. Bubba Wallace, from Re-signed with 23XI Racing Earlier this week, the eleventh would begin. The other two playoff competitors Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. start in the top ten on the track.
Harrison Burton and BJ McLeod were sent back to make adjustments.
How to watch a NASCAR race in Richmond
- a race: united auto parts 400
- distance: distance: 300 miles and 400 laps
- where: Richmond Raceway
- When: 15:00
- Television: USA Network
- radio: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio
- money bag: $714,495
Starting lineup: Federated Auto Parts 400
|6||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47|
This story was originally published August 14, 2022 2:29 pm.