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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Summer Richmond Race Page

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Richmond Raceway
7:30pm/et
Laps: 400 - Stages: Stages: 80/235/400
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race #2 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, September 11
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
3:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
4:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, September 12
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
10:30 AM-12:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:30 PM-6:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
7:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 80/235/400 LAPS = 400 MILES)
11:00 PM BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
11:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Brad Keselowski dominates the Richmond Playoff race: Brad Keselowski made good on a confident Babe Ruth-like prediction earlier this week when he said he expected to dominate and win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 Playoff race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. Dominate, he did. After leading a race best 192 of the 400 laps at the three-quarter mile track, Keselowski scored an impressive 2.568-second victory over Martin Truex Jr. to guarantee his position in the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. It’s Keselowski’s fourth win of the season in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford and 34th career victory.[Read More](9-12-2020)

Paint Schemes

#2-Brad Keselowski won the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 4th win of the year, 2nd at Richmond, and 34th career win.
#19-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #3-Dillon, #9-Elliott, #18-Busch, pole sitter #4-Harvick, #10-Almirola, #88-Bowman, and #14-Bowyer.
Keselowski led 192 laps, the most of any driver. He took the lead for the final time with 47 remaining and pulled away for a win of more than 2 seconds.
Stage 1 was won by #11-Hamlin. Stage 2 was won by #2-Keselowski.
There were 19 lead changes among 9 drivers and 3 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 101.862mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2020 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Richmond:
#2-Brad Keselowski, 1st
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 2nd
#22-Joey Logano, 3rd
#3-Austin Dillon, 4th
#9-Chase Elliott, 5th
#18-Kyle Busch, 6th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 7th
#10-Aric Almirola, 8th
#88-Alex Bowman, 9th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 10th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 12th
#1-Kurt Busch, 13th
#41-Cole Custer, 14th
#21-Matt DiBenedetto, 17th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 19th
#24-William Byron, 21st

Race Fast Facts – Richmond:
Brad Keselowski (P) won the 63rd Annual Federated Auto Parts 400, his 34th victory in 405 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 22 races at Richmond Raceway.
Martin Truex Jr. (P) (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 29 races at Richmond Raceway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2020.
Joey Logano (P) (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 23 races at Richmond Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is the ninth victory in the NASCAR Cup Series for Team Penske at Richmond Raceway.
This is the 33rd NASCAR Cup Seris win at Richmond Raceway for Ford and the 16th victory of the 2020 season.
Brad Keselowski becomes the 13th different driver to win the second race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
(NASCAR)(9-12-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Richmond (race 28):
(8 races remaining in the season, 1 race remaining in the round of 16)
Drivers in GREEN are locked into the next round.

Pos Driver Points Ahead of 13th
1) #4-Kevin Harvick (8 wins) 2143 WIN
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins) 2112 WIN
3) #11-Denny Hamlin (6 wins) 2122 In on points
4) #22-Joey Logano (2 wins) 2109 51
5) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win) 2096 38
6) #3-Austin Dillon (1 win) 2094 36
7) #9-Chase Elliott (2 wins) 2086 28
8) #88-Alex Bowman (1 win) 2085 27
9) #18-Kyle Busch 2076 18
10) #1-Kurt Busch 2065 7
11) #10-Aric Almirola 2065 7
12) #14-Clint Bowyer 2061 3
Bottom 4 eliminated after Bristol
Behind 12th
13) #24-William Byron (1 win) 2058 -3
14) #41-Cole Custer (1 win) 2053 -8
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto 2036 -25
16) #12-Ryan Blaney (1 win) 2034 -27
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #18-Busch (failed pre-race inspection twice), #95-Bell (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway have been made. Selections were made based on the starting lineup process.
Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1.
2nd place starter #22-Logano took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(9-9-2020)

#4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.
#22-Logano will start second, followed by #3-Dillon, #88-Bowman, #24-Byron, #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #1-Busch, #2-Keselowski, and #10-Almirola.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Federated Auto Parts 400 Starting Lineup.(9-9-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Davison, #77-Sorenson.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Rules package: Teams will run the 750 hp package without aero ducts.

Fans: Fans will not be allowed at Richmond.

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Tim Parks, Jr of Federated Auto Parts
Command: Tim Parks, Jr
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Lt. Col., Thomas Allen, U.S. Army Fort Lee.
National Anthem: Henrico Fire Choir
Flyover: None

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