NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Toyota Owners 400

TRACK: Richmond International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #9 of 36 for the 2016 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Richmond, VA

Title Sponsor: Toyota

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:14pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 10:30am/et on FoxSports1

  • Pre-Race Coverage: FOX, 12:30pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: FOX, 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon

  • Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum

  • In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds

  • Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers

  • Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Monday, April 25 at 8:30am/et on FS1

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE - REVISED
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, April 21
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, April 22
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:15 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, April 23
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 - 11:50 AM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, April 24
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

Richmond Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
-- 1:00pm: Presentation of Colors by: Ft. Lee Color Guard
-- 1:00pm: Invocation by: Joe Ellison
-- 1:01pm: National Anthem: Trent Harmon
-- 1:02pm: Flyby TOT: Team Bandit
-- 1:07pm: "Driver's, Start Your Engines" by: Robert "Dell" Wilson
-- 1:14pm: Green flag: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 (400 laps, 300 miles), FOX / MRN / SiriusXM
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, April 22, 11:00 am - 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, April 23, 8:30 - 9:25 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, April 23, 11:00 - 11:50 am/et, TV-FS1

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, April 22 at 4:15 pm/et, TV-FS1, re-air scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 7:00am/et.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2016: no longer being reported

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    Race Length: 400 laps, 300 miles
    Track Length: 0.75 mile D-shaped oval, measured 13.5 ft from SAFER Barrier
    Track Width: 60 feet with 10-foot apron
    Banking: turns 14 degrees; front stretch 8 degrees; backstretch 2 degrees
    Straights: Backstretch - 860 feet; Front stretch - 1290 feet
    Pit Road: 64-foot width, 43 concrete pit stalls, each measuring 28'x19'
    Pit Road Speed: 40mph
    Pace Car Speed: 45mph
    Seating Capacity: 59,000 {was 71,000, 97,912 and 112,029 before that]
    Opened: 1946 (First NASCAR race was 1953)
    Last Repaved: Fall of 2003

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: Robert "Dell" Wilson
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
    Color Guard: Ft. Lee Color Guard
    Invocation: Joe Ellison
    National Anthem: American Idol winner Trent Harmon
    Flyover: Bandit Flight Team

  • April 2015: see the Richmond Race Info page

  • September 2015: see the Richmond Race Info page

  • April 2015 Race Winner: #41-Kurt Busch, 97.157mph, started 3rd

  • September 2015 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 100.353mph, started 2nd

  • Track Race Record: Dale Jarrett, Sept 1997, 109.047mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Tony Stewart, 86.824mph, 5/2002
    (since track was reconfigured for the Sept 1988 race)

  • Oldest Winner: Harry Gant, 51 years, 7 months, 28 days, Sept 1991

  • Youngest Winner: Richard Petty, 23 years, 9 months, 21 days, April 1961

  • April 2015 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 127.071mpg, finished 5th

  • September 2015 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 126.470mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, September 2013, 130.599mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Clint Bowyer, May 2008, started 31st

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 3 months, 19 days, 4/27/2012

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 20 years, 6 months, 21 days, 5/15/2004

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Richmond:
    #18-Kyle Busch 110.4 (4 wins)
    #4-Kevin Harvick 110.1 (3)
    #11-Denny Hamlin 108.8 (2)
    #15-Clint Bowyer 98.6 (2)
    #41-Kurt Busch 94.2 (2)
    #2-Brad Keselowski 93.9 (1)
    #31-Ryan Newman 91.1 (1)
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 90.1 (3)
    #20-Matt Kenseth 89.0 (2)
    #19-Carl Edwards 88.3 (1)
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (22 total) among active drivers at Richmond International Raceway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • Richmond Track Notes & History:
    Originally known as the Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds, Richmond International Raceway held its first race in 1946 as a half-mile dirt track.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was April 19, 1953 won by Lee Petty.
    The spring 1964 race was run on a Tuesday night under temporary lighting.
    The track name changed to Virginia State Fairgrounds in 1967.
    The track surface was changed from dirt to asphalt between races in 1968.
    The track name changed to Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway in 1969.
    The track was re-measured to .542-mile for 1970.
    The track was rebuilt as a three-quarters-mile D-shaped oval following the Feb. 21, 1988 race.
    The first race under permanent lights was Sept. 7, 1991.
    The first season with both races as night races was 1999.
    (NASCAR)

  • Richmond Pole Notes & Facts:
    Buck Baker won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Richmond in 1953 with a speed of 48.465 mph.
    Brad Keselowski leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Richmond International Raceway with a 8.769.
    Nine drivers posted their first NSCS pole at Richmond International Raceway: Brian Vickers (2004), Ted Musgrave (1994), Bobby Labonte (1993), Alan Kulwicki (1987), Morgan Shepherd (1981), Bill Dennis (1971), Dave Marcis (1971), Ned Jarrett (1960), Russ Hepler (1957)
    54 drivers have Coors Light poles at Richmond, led by Richard Petty and Bobby Allison with eight each. Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brian Vickers and Joey Logano are all tied for the lead among active drivers with two each.
    Eight drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Richmond. Bobby Allison holds the record for most consecutive Coors Light poles at Richmond with five (1972 - 1974).
    23 of the 119 (19.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway have been won from the Coors Light pole. Only four active drivers have been able to accomplish the feat: Kasey Kahne (2005), Jimmie Johnson (2007), Kyle Busch (2010) and Brad Keselowski (2014).
    The pole starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners than any other starting position at Richmond (23).
    37 of the 119 (31.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond have been won from the front row: 23 from the pole and 14 from second-place.
    93 of the 119 (78.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond International Raceway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    13 of the 119 (10.9%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Richmond International Raceway is 31st, by Clint Bowyer in the spring of 2008.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway seven times; most recently the fall of 2014.
    (NASCAR)

  • Richmond Driver Notes & Facts:
    NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the series in starts at Richmond with 63. Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers with 33 starts.
    50 different drivers have won at Richmond International Raceway, led by Richard Petty with 13. Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in wins at RIR with four; all of which were spring races.
    First Career NSCS Win At RIR: James Hylton (1970), Neil Bonnett (1977), Kyle Petty (1986), Tony Stewart (1999), Kasey Kahne (2005)
    Eight drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series have posted consecutive wins at Richmond International Raceway. Richard Petty leads the series in consecutive wins at Richmond after posting seven consecutive wins from the fall of 1970 - 1973. Jimmie Johnson (2007 sweep) is the only active driver with consecutive wins at Richmond.
    All of the active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Richmond International Raceway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart won at Richmond in their second appearance.
    Greg Biffle leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond without visiting Victory Lane at 27.
    Bobby Allison and Richard Petty are tied for the lead in runner-up finishes at Richmond with nine each. Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with five.
    Richard Petty leads the series in top-five finishes at Richmond with 34; Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with 14.
    Richard Petty leads the series in top-10 finishes at Richmond with 41. Kevin Harvick leads all active drivers with 18.
    Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Richmond International Raceway with a 7.095.
    Two female drivers have competed at Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Danica Patrick & Janet Guthrie
    (NASCAR)

  • Richmond Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 119 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway, one NSCS event from 1953 - 1958 and two races per year since 1959.
    486 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond; 316 in more than one.
    Petty Enterprises has the most wins at Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 15; followed by Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing with 10 each and Richard Childress Racing with nine.
    Nine different manufacturers have won at Richmond. Chevrolet leads the series in wins at Richmond with 37 victories; followed by Ford with 31 and Toyota with eight.
    Only four of the 119 races at Richmond International Raceway have been shortened due to weather conditions: spring of 1962, spring of 1977, spring of 1982 and spring of 2003.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway was the (09/12/1998) race won by Jeff Burton with a MOV of 0.051 second.
    There have been two NSCS races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond International Raceway: spring of 2008 (400/410) and spring of 2013 (400/406).
    (NASCAR)

  • For news, stats, links, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Richmond International Raceway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Carl Edwards wins at Richmond: #19-Carl Edwards won the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway for his 2nd win of the season, 2nd win at Richmond and 27th career win. Edwards led 151 of the 400 laps, but was trailing teammate #18-Kyle Busch on the final lap when he bumped him going into turn 4 to push Busch out of the groove and take the win.
    #18-Busch held on for 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #5-Kahne, pole sitter #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #78-Truex, Jr., and #41-Busch.
    #14-Stewart, in his first race of the year, lost a lap early but battled back for a 19th place, lead lap finish.
    There were 22 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 49 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 97.070mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Richmond Race & Points Report (pdf).(4-24-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Richmond International Raceway:
    Carl Edwards won the 62nd Annual Toyota Owners 400, his 27th victory in 418 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 24 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 22 races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2016.
    Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 29 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    Chase Elliott (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Carl Edwards leads the point standings by 7 points over Kevin Harvick.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(4-24-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Richmond, race 9 of 36]
    1) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 331
    2) #4-Harvick [1 win], 324, -7
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 310, -21
    4) #18-Busch, [2 wins], 302, -29
    5) #22-Logano, 299, -32
    6) #41-Busch, 279, -52
    7) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 278, -53
    8) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 258, -73
    9) #2-Keselowski [1 win], 255, -76
    10) #78-Truex Jr., 246, -85
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Richmond Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Richmond, race 9 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 1st in driver points
    2) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 3rd
    3) #18-Busch [2 wins], 4th
    4) #4-Harvick [1 win], 2nd
    5) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 8th
    6) #2-Keselowski [1 win], 9th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    7) #22-Logano, 299
    8) #41-Busch, 279
    9) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 278
    10) #78-Truex, Jr., 246
    11) #24-Elliott, 234
    12) #3-Dillon, 234
    13) #1-McMurray, 224
    14) #5-Kahne, 222
    15) #20-Kenseth, 212
    16) #31-Newman, 205
    (4-24-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Richmond: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #23-Ragan, 23rd
    Caution 2: #42-Larson, 15th
    Caution 3: #24-Elliott, 12th
    Caution 4: #22-Logano, 8th
    Caution 5: #1-McMurray, 16th
    Caution 6: #27-Menard, 22nd
    Caution 7: #14-Stewart, 19th
    Caution 8: #47-Allmendinger, 25th
    (4-24-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2016.
    Television (TV): FOX at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 12:30 pm/et; green flag approx. 1:14pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, April 25 at 8:30am/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway have been made.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #2-Logano took pit stall 7.
    #48-Johnson, who starts 3rd took the 27th pit stall, just before the start-finish line.
    The 42nd and final pit stall was taken by #44-Scott, who starts 20th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(4-23-2016)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Pit Stop Times
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

  • Final practice for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 120.849
    #5-Kahne 120.622
    #18-Busch 120.493
    #4-Harvick 120.374
    #19-Edwards 119.979
    slowest: #46-Annett 115.321 & #30-Wise 114.446
    most laps run: #41-Busch 122, #3-Dillon 99
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Richmond Final Practice Speeds page (pdf).(4-23-2016)

  • Richmond qualifying rained out; Harvick on pole: #4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway after qualifying was canceled due to persistent rain at the track. The field was set according to the rule book with Friday practice determining the lineup. #22-Logano will start second, followed by #48-Johnson, #19-Edwards, #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #41-Busch, #5-Kahne, #18-Busch, and #47-Allmendinger.
    41 cars were entered, #98-Whitt was the only car to not qualify. He failed to qualify by being the slowest open team during Friday practice.
    See the complete starting lineup on the Richmond Starting Lineup page (pdf).(4-22-2016)

  • Friday practice for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 62 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 129.069
    #22-Logano 128.694
    #48-Johnson 128.187
    #19-Edwards 128.181
    #11-Hamlin 128.156
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 119.458 & #15-Bowyer 117.842. #46-Annett was the only driver to not complete a lap.
    most laps run: #14-Stewart, 38 & #24-Elliott, 37
    notes: Practice was cut short by rain.
    #46-Annett spun early in the session and made contact with the inside wall on the backstretch. The team will have to go to a backup.
    Qualifying is scheduled for 4:15pm/et and will be televised on FS1 and covered via radio by MRN/SiriusXM.
    If qualifying is rained out, this practice session will set the field for the race. Practice speeds determine which open teams make the race, so #98-Whitt would be the DNQ if qualifying is not held.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Friday Richmond Practice Speeds page (pdf).(4-22-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Saturday, April 23 at 7:00am/et on FS1

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is posted. 41 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #83-DiBenedetto.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #30-Wise.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Richmond Qualifying Order Page (pdf).(4-22-2016)

  • Entry List for the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #14-Stewart, #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #55-Sorenson*, #93-Ryan Ellis*, #95-McDowell, #98-Whitt*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #93-Ellis, #98-Whitt
    Drivers who would miss the race if practice and qualifying are canceled (least race attempts, then owners pts): #93-Ellis
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Richmond Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Bristol, race 8 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 287
    2) #19-Edwards [1 win], 286, -1
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 271, -16
    4) #22-Logano, 266, -21
    5) #18-Busch, [2 wins], 262, -25
    6) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 250, -37
    7) #41-Busch, 247, -40
    8) #2-Keselowski [1 win], 224, -63
    9) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 222, -65
    10) #78-Truex Jr., 214, -73
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Bristol, race 8 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 3rd in driver points
    2) #18-Busch [2 wins], 5th
    3) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    4) #19-Edwards [1 win], 2nd
    5) #2-Keselowski [1 win], 8th
    6) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 9th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    7) #22-Logano, 266
    8) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 250
    9) #41-Busch, 247
    10) #78-Truex, Jr., 214
    11) #3-Dillon, 213
    12) #24-Elliott, 205
    13) #1-McMurray, 199
    14) #47-Allmendinger, 188
    15) #5-Kahne, 185
    16) #31-Newman, 182
    (4-17-2016)

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Free Lance Star

Lynchberg News and Advance

Newport News Daily Press

News Leader

Roanoke Times

Virginian Pilot

WEATHER

Weather Channel

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Race Weather

Race Day Forecast

Weather Underground

CAMPING & TRAVEL

Laid Back Racing

Speed Eats

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4674; Right-side -- D-4676

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.20 in. (2,215 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.27 in. (2,242 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 12 psi; Left Rear -- 12 psi;
    Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 27 psi

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Richmond this week . . . this is the first time either of these two tire codes have been run . . . this tire set-up was confirmed at a Goodyear test at Richmond on March 29 . . . drivers participating in that test were Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Danica Patrick . . . compared to what was run at Richmond last year, this set-up features a compound change on the right-side.

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