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Federated Auto Parts 400

Richmond Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #28 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race #2 of 10

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:44pm/et
Laps/Stages: 400 laps total. Stages end on laps: 100/200/400
Distance: 400 laps / 300 miles

Average time of race: 3:09:38

Minimum speed: 15% = 25.47 seconds
Fuel window: 110 laps
Average # caution flags: 9

Average # of caution laps: 50
Pit road speed:  40 mph
Caution car speed: 45 mph


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 7:30pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, September 20, 11:35am-12:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, September 20, 1:35-2:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying: Friday, September 20 at 6:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, September 19
3:30 PM-5:30 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, September 20
8:30 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:35 AM-12:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
1:35 PM-2:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
6:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO LAPS ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, September 21
1:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
6:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 100/200/400 LAPS = 300 MILES )

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)

Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Provisional Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Martin Truex Jr. survives spin to lead Gibbs domination at Richmond: Martin Truex Jr. overcame late adversity and continued to assert his mastery over the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Rallying from a spin off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Ford, and passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 25 laps left, Truex led an 1-2-3 finish for JGR in Saturday night’s Federated Auto parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. In fact, the Gibbs cars were 1-2-3-4 at the finish, but a disqualification due to a post-race Optical Scanning Station inspection failure cost Erik Jones his fourth-place result. The disqualification was the first in the Cup Series this year.[More](9-21-2019)

#19-Martin Truex, Jr.won the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 6th win of 2019, 2nd win at Richmond and 25th career win. It is also his second win in a row.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #20-Jones, pole winner #2-Keselowski, #6-Newman, #42-Larson, #4-Harvick, #14-Bowyer, #41-Suarez., #48-Johnson.
Truex overcame a late spin while leading to come back and pass Kyle Busch for the lead with 26 laps remaining.
#4-Harvick and #18-Busch both clinched a spot in the Playoffs Round of 12 on points.
#20-Jones originally finished 4th, but failed post-race inspection and was moved back to 38th place.
Stage 1 was won by #19-Truex, Jr. Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch.
There were 6 lead changes among 3 drivers and 5 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 101.437mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Richmond:
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 1st
#18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
#11-Denny Hamlin, 3rd
#2-Brad Keselowski, 5th
#6-Ryan Newman, 6th
#42-Kyle Larson, 7th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 8th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 9th
#22-Joey Logano, 12th
#9-Chase Elliott, 14th
#10-Aric Almirola, 17th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 18th
#1-Kurt Busch, 19th
#88-Alex Bowman, 24th
#24-William Byron, 25th
#20-Erik Jones, 38th (was 4th before post-race inpection failure)

Race Fast Facts – Richmond
Martin Truex Jr. (P) won the 62nd Annual Federated Auto Parts 400, his 25th victory in 505 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his sixth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 28 races at Richmond Raceway.
Kyle Busch (P) (second) posted his 22nd top-10 finish in 29 races at Richmond Raceway. It is his 22nd top-10 finish in 2019.
Denny Hamlin (P) (third) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 27 races at Richmond Raceway.
Matt Tifft (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
Martin Truex Jr. (P) leads the point standings by 21 points over Kevin Harvick (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-21-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Richmond – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 16, 2 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 2141 [2 wins in Round of 16]
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2120, +69 [clinched spot in Round of 12 on points]
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2117, +66 [clinched spot in Round of 12 on points]
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2106, +55
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2105, +54
6) #22-Joey Logano, 2101, +50
7) #9-Chase Elliott, 2088, +37
8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2076, +25
9) #6-Ryan Newman, 2065, +14
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2059, +8
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 2054, +3
12) #24-William Byron, 2053, +2
currently outside the Round of 12 cutoff
13) #88-Alex Bowman, 2051, -2
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2049, -4
15) #1-Kurt Busch, 2039, -14
16) #20-Erik Jones, 2008, -45
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #27-Houff (unapproved adjustments), #43,-Wallace (failed post-qualifying inspection), #52-Yeley (failed post-qualifying inspection)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took the 6th stall.
#9-Elliott, starts 3rd and chose the 11th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #48-Johnson, who starts 10th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(9-20-2019)

Paint schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#2-Brad Keselowski won the Busch pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway with a speed of 127.185mph for his 3rd pole of 2019, 2nd at Richmond and 17th of his career.
Cars were impounded after qualifying on Friday and inspected Saturday after the garage opened. There were two drivers that failed inspection; #43-Bubba Wallace and #52-JJ Yeley. Their qualifying time was disallowed and they will drop to the rear of the field.
All of the Playoff drivers passed inspection.
#4-Harvick will start 2nd followed by #9-Elliott, #18-Busch, #14-Bowyer, #11-Hamlin, #10-Almirola, #19-Truex, Jr., #1-Busch, and #48-Johnson.
See the starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-21-2019)
For more info see the inspection penalties page.

Brad Keselowski claims pole position for Richmond Cup race: In a battle of late qualifiers at Richmond Raceway, Brad Keselowski knocked Kevin Harvick off the provisional pole for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 to claim the top starting spot for the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The 36th of 38 drivers to make a qualifying run, Keselowski covered the .75-mile distance in 21.229 seconds (127.185 mph) to beat Harvick (126.559 mph) by .105 seconds. The Busch Pole Award was Keselowski’s third this season, his second at Richmond and the 17th of his career.[More](9-20-2019)

Richmond Inspection: Cars will be impounded after qualifying on Friday and inspected Saturday when the garage opens. The starting lineup will be unofficial until inspection is complete. Cars that do not pass on the first attempt will have their qualifying times disallowed. For info on inspection penalties, see the At-track inspection penalty protocol page (enhanced event schedule).

#2-Brad Keselowski won the provisional Busch pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway with a speed of 127.185mph for his 3rd pole of 2019, 2nd at Richmond and 17th of his career.
#4-Harvick will start 2nd followed by #9-Elliott, #18-Busch, #14-Bowyer, #11-Hamlin, #10-Almirola, #19-Truex, Jr., #1-Busch, and #48-Johnson.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 40 spots.
Cars have been impounded and will be inspected Saturday when the garage opens. The starting lineup will be unofficial until inspection is complete. If a driver fails inspection their qualifying time will be disallowed and their starting position will be at the back of the field. For more info see the inspection penalties page.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the provisional starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-20-2019)

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers will start at Richmond:
#2-Brad Keselowski, 1st
#4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
#9-Chase Elliott, 3rd
#18-Kyle Busch, 4th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 5th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 6th
#10-Aric Almirola, 7th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 8th
#1-Kurt Busch, 9th
#42-Kyle Larson, 13th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 15th
#20-Erik Jones, 16th
#6-Ryan Newman, 19th
#88-Alex Bowman, 20th
#24-William Byron, 25th
#22-Joey Logano, 28th

Richmond Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski (P) won the Pole Award for the 62nd Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 with a lap of 21.229 seconds, 127.185 mph.
This is his 17th pole in 369 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and 16th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his second pole in 21 races at Richmond Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (P) (second) posted his 19th top-10 start of 2019 and his 19th in 38 races at Richmond Raceway.
Chase Elliott (P) (third) posted his third top-10 start at Richmond Raceway. It is his 14th in 28 races this season.
Ryan Preece (21st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(9-20-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#19-Truex, Jr. 121.885
#9-Elliott 119.861
#8-Hemric 119.268
#11-Hamlin 119.211
#3-Dillon 118.995
Slowest: #52-Yeley 113.655 & #53-Boyd 112.834mph.
Most laps run: #95-DiBenedetto, 87 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 31 drivers): #11-Hamlin 114.322mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-20-2019)

First practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#37-Buescher 121.147
#22-Logano 120.962
#24-Byron 120.827
#18-Busch 120.687
#42-Larson 120.487
Slowest: #53-Boyd 113.809 & #51-Theriault 111.699mph.
Most laps run: #3-Dillon, 66 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 30 drivers): #18-Busch 119.710mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(9-20-2019)

Qualifying procedures

Richmond rules package is 750hp without aero ducts.

Entry List for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Houff, #51-Theriault, #52-Yeley, #53-Boyd, #77-Sorenson.
Since only 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Saturday Richmond Notebook

Friday Richmond Notebook

NASCAR Weekend Preview – Richmond Raceway

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Richmond Raceway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400

April 2019: see the Richmond Race Info page
September 2018: see the Richmond Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Federated Auto Parts CEO Rusty Bishop
Command to start engines: Rusty Bishop
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Mike Looney
Color Guard: Fort Lee Joint Armed Forces Color Guard Team
Invocation: Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Smith
National Anthem: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel D.C. Washington
Flyover: Bandit Flight Team


WEATHER

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Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
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Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Posted when available.