NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Federated Auto Parts 400

TRACK: Richmond International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #26 of 36 for the 2016 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Richmond, VA

Title Sponsor: Federated Auto Parts

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:43pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBCSN - 7:00 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 7:30pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 3:30pm/et on FoxSports2

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    Monday, September 12 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN

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

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 8
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 9
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 - 10:55 AM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
12:00 - 1:25 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, September 10
12:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NSCS RACE

  • Richmond Saturday Pre-Race Schedule:
    7:00pm: NSCS Drivers Introductions
    7:27:45pm: Pledge of Allegiance: Enlistment members of the 317th Air Force Recruiting Squadron
    7:28:30pm: God Bless America: SSgt Faith Flippo, Richmond City Police
    7:30pm: Presentation of Colors: Fort Lee Noncommissioned Officer's Academy
    7:30:15pm: Invocation by: Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hamlin, Deputy Command Chaplain, Military District Washington, DC.
    7:31pm: National Anthem by: US National Marine Corps Band
    7:32:30pm: Flyby: 2 T-38's from Langley Air Force Base
    7:37:30pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by Pete Larson, Owner Larsen's Automotive, Mt. Pleasant SC
    7:44pm: Start of the Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 Laps, 300 Miles)
    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, September 9, 10:00 - 10:55 am/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, September 9, 12:00 - 1:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 9 at 5:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

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: Pete Larson, Owner Larsen's Automotive, Mt. Pleasant SC
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Color Guard: Fort Lee Noncommissioned Officer's Academy
    Invocation: Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hamlin, Deputy Command Chaplain, Military District Washington, DC.
    National Anthem: US National Marine Corps Band
    Flyover: 2 T-38's from Langley Air Force Base

  • April 2016: see the Richmond Race Info page

  • September 2015: see the Richmond Race Info page

  • April 2016 Race Winner: #19-Carl Edwards, 81.637mph, started 1st (rain)

  • 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 2016 Pole Winner: #19-Carl Edwards, rained out, set by practice speeds, 1st

  • 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

  • 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 Driver Notes & Facts:
    489 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond; 320 in more than one.
    NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the series in starts at Richmond with 63. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 46 starts; followed by Tony Stewart with 34.
    Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Richmond International Raceway with an 8.304.
    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.
    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 28.
    Bobby Allison and Richard Petty are tied for the lead in runner-up finishes at Richmond with nine each. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with eight.
    Richard Petty leads the series in top-five finishes at Richmond with 34; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 18.
    Richard Petty leads the series in top-10 finishes at Richmond with 41. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 30.
    Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Richmond International Raceway with a 6.864.
    Two female drivers have competed at Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Danica Patrick and Janet Guthrie.
    (NASCAR)

  • Richmond Pole Notes & Facts:
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway eight times; most recently the spring of 2016.
    Buck Baker won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Richmond in 1953 with a speed of 48.465 mph.
    54 drivers have Coors Light poles at Richmond, led by Richard Petty and Bobby Allison with eight each. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with six.
    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 120 (19.1%) 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 120 (30.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond have been won from the front row: 23 from the pole and 14 from second-place.
    94 of the 120 (78.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond International Raceway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    13 of the 120 (10.8%) 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.
    (NASCAR)

  • Richmond Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 120 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway, one NSCS event from 1953 - 1958 and two races per year since 1959.
    Petty Enterprises has the most wins at Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 15; followed by Joe Gibbs Racing with 11, Hendrick Motorsports, with 10 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 nine.
    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).
    Only four of the 120 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.
    (NASCAR)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Richmond:
    #18-Kyle Busch ..... 111.1
    #4-Kevin Harvick ..... 110.6
    #11-Denny Hamlin ..... 108.5
    #88-Jeff Gordon ..... 99.3
    #15-Clint Bowyer ..... 95.7
    #41-Kurt Busch ..... 94.7
    #2-Brad Keselowski ..... 93.8
    #48-Jimmie Johnson ..... 91.3
    #19-Carl Edwards ..... 90.7
    #31-Ryan Newman ..... 90.5
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2016 races (23 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)

  • 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

  • Hamlin wins at Richmond: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway for his 3rd win of the season, 3rd win at Richmond and 29th career win. Hamlin started from the pole and led 189 of the 407 laps. The race ended with Overtime after a late race caution.
    #42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #78-Truex, Jr., #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #5-Kahne, #1-McMurray, #41-Busch, #18-Busch, and #22-Logano.
    The field for the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup is now set. Drivers that made it on race wins are: #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #19-Edwards, #78-Truex, Jr., #20-Kenseth, #48-Johnson, #22-Logano, #42-Larson, #14-Stewart, #41-Busch, and #34-Buescher.
    Three drivers that made the Chase on points: #24-Elliott, #3-Dillon, and #1-McMurray.
    There were 21 lead changes among 7 drivers and a record 16 cautions for 89 yellow flag laps. There was a red flag that lasted just over 20 minutes after a large wreck with 37 laps remaining.
    The average speed was 85.778 mph.
    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).(9-10-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Richmond International Raceway:
    Denny Hamlin won the 59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400, his 29th victory in 388 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. With the victory he now holds sole possession of 25th on the all-time series wins list.
    This is his third victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in six races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 22 races at Richmond International Raceway. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott each earned a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, each becoming the first rookie to make the Chase since Denny Hamlin in 2006.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-10-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Richmond, race 26 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    1) #18-Busch, 2012
    2) #2-Keselowski, 2012
    3) #11-Hamlin, 2009
    4) #4-Harvick, 2006
    5) #19-Edwards, 2006
    6) #78-Truex, Jr., 2006
    7) #20-Kenseth, 2006
    8) #48-Johnson, 2006
    9) #22-Logano, 2003
    10) #42-Larson, 2003
    11) #14-Stewart, 2003
    12) #41-Busch, 2003
    13) #34-Buescher, 2003
    14) #24-Elliott, 2000
    15) #3-Dillon, 2000
    16) #1-McMurray, 2000
    Drivers get 2000 plus 3 points for each win
    ties broken by most 2nd, 3rd, etc
    See the seeded Chase points on the Chase Points Standings page (pdf).(9-10-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Richmond, race 26 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [2 wins], 876
    2) #2-Keselowski [4], 834, -42
    3) #22-Logano [1], 783, -93
    4) #11-Hamlin [3], 773, -103
    5) #41-Busch [1], 762, -114
    6) #18-Busch [4], 759, -117
    7) #19-Edwards [2], 755, -121
    8) #78-Truex Jr. [2], 736, -140
    9) #48-Johnson [2], 686, -190
    10) #24-Elliott, 681, -195
    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).

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Richmond: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: None, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #27-Menard, 40th
    Caution 3: #34-Buescher, 24th
    Caution 4: #16-Biffle, 23rd
    Caution 5: #42-Larson, 2nd
    Caution 6: #31-Newman, 28th
    Caution 7: #24-Elliott, 19th
    Caution 8: #14-Stewart, 33rd
    Caution 9: #47-Allmendinger, 20th
    Caution 10: #44-Scott, 35th
    Caution 11: #23-Ragan, 34th
    Caution 12: #83-Lupton, 25th
    Caution 13: #83-Lupton (2), 25th
    Caution 14: #47-Allmendinger (2), 20th
    Caution 15: #55-Sorenson, 26th
    Caution 16: #83-Lupton (3), 25th
    (9-10-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBCSN at 7:30 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 7:00 pm/et; green flag approx. 7:44pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, September 12 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway have been made.
    With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (4,27,43) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
    Pole sitter #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #42-Larson took pit stall 5, with an opening in front of it.
    #20-Kenseth, who starts 3rd took the 17th pit stall, also with an opening behind it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #48-Johnson, who starts 10th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • 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
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    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

  • Hamlin wins Richmond pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway with speed of 122.344mph for his 1st pole of 2016, 3rd at Richmond and 24th of his career. Hamlin has won 3 races from the pole in his career in 23 tries.
    #42-Larson will start 2nd, followed by #20-Kenseth, #1-McMurray, #41-Busch, #78-Truex, Jr., #5-Kahne, #3-Dillon, #18-Busch, #48-Johnson, #88-Gordon and #22-Logano.
    #41-Busch was fastest in the first round at 123.808mph and the second round at 123.338mph. He starts 5th.
    41 cars were entered. The only driver to not make the race was #98-Whitt.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Richmond qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Richmond Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-9-2016)

  • Richmond International Raceway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 with a lap of 22.069 seconds, 122.344 mph.
    This is his 24th pole in 388 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and 24th top-10 start in 2016. Hamlin has started in the top 10 in 24 consecutive races.
    This is his third pole in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2016 and his third in six races at Richmond International Raceway.
    Matt Kenseth (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 16th in 26 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-9-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #41-Busch 123.338
    #78-Truex, Jr. 122.962
    #11-Hamlin 122.895
    #42-Larson 122.845
    #18-Busch 122.750
    the rest of the top 12: 1 88 20 5 48 3 22;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 19 14 31 47 2 6 4 21 23 17 43 7
    (9-9-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #41-Busch 123.808
    #5-Kahne 123.762
    #18-Busch 123.604
    #42-Larson 123.598
    #3-Dillon 123.592
    the rest of the top 24: 21 2 1 78 11 20 19 88 31 22 14 48 6 23 7 4 47 17 43;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 93 13 95 16 10 27 34 38 15 24 44 30 46 55 83 32 98
    Driver who will miss the race: #98-Whitt
    (9-9-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • 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 Federated Auto Parts 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 #32-Earnhardt.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #44-Scott.
    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).

  • Final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #13-Mears 120.557
    #42-Larson 120.096
    #78-Truex, Jr. 119.808
    #1-McMurray 119.665
    #14-Stewart 119.612
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 35 drivers): #19-Edwards 116.652mph
    slowest: #15-Bowyer 115.553 & #32-Earnhardt 114.291.
    most laps run: #14-Stewart, 76; #44-Scott, 73.
    Notes: Qualifying is at 5:45pm/et today. Both will be on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Richmond Final Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-9-2016)

  • First Friday practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 120.979
    #78-Truex, Jr. 120.649
    #11-Hamlin 120.552
    #5-Kahne 120.439
    #20-Kenseth 120.208
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 23 drivers): #18-Busch 119.781mph
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 113.746 & #98-Whitt 113.265.
    most laps run: #11-Hamlin, 54; #44-Scott, 52.
    Notes: Final practice is today at 12:00pm/et. Qualifying is at 5:45pm/et today. Both will be on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Richmond Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-9-2016)

  • Entry List for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Earnhardt, #55-Sorenson*, #83-Lupton, #88-Gordon, #93-Dibenedetto, #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-Dibenedetto, #98-Whitt
    Driver who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts, then owners pts): #93-DiBenedetto.
    * 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

  • Chase Clinch Scenarios for Richmond: Possible to Clinch [updated after Newman penalty]:
    #34-Chris Buescher (1 Win, 358 Points, +11 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would Clinch a Top 30 spot on his own with 34 Points (7th and no laps led, 8th and led at least one lap, 9th and led most laps), which would clinch him a spot in the Chase.
    #24-Chase Elliott (0 Wins, 659 Points, +312 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would clinch on points with 24 Points (17th and no laps led, 18th and led at least one lap, 19th and led most laps), if there is a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or a new winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30) and 2 Points (39th and no laps led, 40th and led at least one lap). If there is a repeat winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30, he clinches on points, regardless of finish. With a win, he would clinch a Chase spot on wins.
    #3-Austin Dillon (0 Wins, 651 Points, +304 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would clinch on Points with 33 Points (8th and no laps led, 9th and led at least one lap, 10th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or win by Chase Elliott or a new winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30) and Dillon would clinch with 11 Points (30th and no laps led, 31st and led at least one lap, 32nd and led most laps). If there is a repeat winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30, he would clinch on points regardless of finish. With a win, they would clinch a Chase spot on wins.
    #1-Jamie McMurray (0 Wins, 642 Points, +295 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would clinch on points with a repeat winner (or win by Chase Elliott or Austin Dillon or a new winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30) and 20 points (21st and no laps led, 22nd and led at least one lap, 23rd and led most laps). If there is a repeat winner and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30, McMurray would clinch on points, regardless of finish. With a win, he would clinch a Chase spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a new winner and help (cannot lose more than six points to Newman as Newman would hold the tie-breaker).
    #31-Ryan Newman (0 Wins, 620 Points, +273 Points Ahead of 31st) - With a win, he would clinch a Chase spot on wins. Could clinch on Points with help (would need to outpoint two of the following if there is a new winner, or one of the following if there is a repeat winner (or win by one of these drivers), McMurray by 22 or more points, Dillon by 32 or more points, Elliott by 40 or more points). If there is a repeat winner (or win by Elliott, Dillon, McMurray) and Chris Buescher falls out of the Top 30, he would need 20 points (21st and no laps led, 22nd and led at least one lap, 23rd and led most laps) to clinch on points.
    #5-Kasey Kahne (0 Wins, 598 Points, +251 Points Ahead of 31st) - With a win, Kahne would clinch a Chase spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a repeat winner (or win by Elliott, Dillon or McMurray) and Chris Buescher falling outside of the Top 30 and help (would need to outpoint Newman by 22 or 23 points, depending on tie-breaker).
    The following need a win to clinch a Chase spot on wins: #21-Ryan Blaney, #47-AJ Allmendinger, #6-Trevor Bayne, #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #27-Paul Menard, #16-Greg Biffle, #10-Danica Patrick, #43-Aric Almirola, #15-Clint Bowyer, #13-Casey Mears, #38-Landon Cassill.
    #34-David Ragan and #7-Regan Smith need a win and help (to get inside the Top 30) in order to make the Chase.(NASCAR)(9-6/7-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Darlington, race 25 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #2-Keselowski [4 wins], 2nd in points
    2) #18-Busch [4], 7th
    3) #4-Harvick [2], 1st
    4) #19-Edwards [2], 4th
    5) #11-Hamlin [2], 5th
    6) #78-Truex, Jr. [2], 8th
    7) #20-Kenseth [2], 9th
    8) #48-Johnson [2], 11th
    9) #22-Logano [1], 3rd
    10) #41-Busch [1], 6th
    11) #42-Larson [1], 15th
    12) #14-Stewart [1], 27th
    13) #34-Buescher [1], 30th
    no wins, in by points standings
    14) #24-Elliott, 10th in points, 24 pts ahead of 17th
    15) #3-Dillon, 12th, +16
    16) #1-McMurray, 13th, +7
    no wins, not in the Chase
    17) #31-Newman, 14th, -22 out of 16th (after penalty)
    18) #5-Kahne, 16th, -44
    (9-4-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Darlington, race 25 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [2 wins], 840
    2) #2-Keselowski [4], 797, -43
    3) #22-Logano [1], 752, -88
    4) #19-Edwards [2], 746, -94
    5) #11-Hamlin [2], 729, -111
    6) #41-Busch [1], 728, -112
    7) #18-Busch [4], 727, -1103
    8) #78-Truex Jr. [2], 696, -144
    9) #20-Kenseth [2], 669, -171
    10) #24-Elliott, 659, -181
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)

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  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 7 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 codes at Richmond this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams ran at Richmond in April . . . this is the only track at which teams in these two series will run these tire codes (Camping World Truck Teams ran this same tire set-up at Gateway in June) . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Richmond.

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