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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Richmond Race Page

Toyota Owners 400
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Richmond Raceway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Denny Hamlin Becomes Seventh Different NASCAR Cup Series Race Winner in Seven Races: Perhaps there was no better place for Denny Hamlin to finally notch his first win of 2022. Much to the pleasure of the fans at Richmond Raceway, the hometown favorite from Chesterfield, Virginia took the lead of the Toyota Owners 400 from William Byron with five laps remaining and held off the field for a .552-second victory over Kevin Harvick and Byron. It was amazingly Hamlin’s first top 10 of the 2022 season, though it marked his fourth NASCAR Cup Series victory at the 0.75-mile track – the very place the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota grew up watching NASCAR as a young fan.[Read More](4-3-2022)

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 4th at Richmond Raceway and 47th career win.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #5-Larson, #20-Bell, polesitter #12-Blaney, #48-Bowman, #18-Busch, and #3-Dillon.
Using a different pit strategy late in the race, Hamlin came from more than 14 seconds back over the final 25 laps to take the lead from Byron with 4 laps remaining.
Stage 1 was won by #12-Blaney. Stage 2 was won by #19-Truex, Jr.
There were 13 lead changes among 7 drivers and 5 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 97.447mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Richmond Raceway:
Denny Hamlin won the 67th Annual TOYOTA OWNERS 400, his 47th victory in 585 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his fourth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 31 races at Richmond Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 28th top-10 finish in 42 races at Richmond Raceway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2022.
William Byron (third) posted his second top-10 finish in eight races at Richmond Raceway.
Harrison Burton (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Ryan Blaney leads the point standings by 0 points over Chase Elliott.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Richmond Raceway:
Race 7 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [1 win], 218
2) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 214
3) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 212
4) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 192
5) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 183
6) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 170
7) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 148
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 241
9) #9-Chase Elliott, 241
10) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 222
11) #22-Joey Logano, 215
12) #4-Kevin Harvick, 193
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 191
14) #10-Aric Almirola, 184
15) #8-Tyler Reddick, 183
16) #99-Daniel Suarez, 171
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #2-Cindric (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #12-Byaney chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Richmond Raceway Pit Stall page.

#12-Ryan Blaney won the Busch pole for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway with speed of 119.782mph for his 3rd pole of the year, 1st at Richmond Raceway and 9th of his career.
#24-Byron will start second followed by #18-Busch, #14-Briscoe, #43-Jones, #19-Truex, Jr., #4-Harvick, #1-Chastain, #20-Bell, #10-Almirola.
37 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the Toyota Owners 400 Starting Lineup.

Richmond Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ryan Blaney won the Busch Light Pole Award for the 67th Annual TOYOTA OWNERS 400 with a lap of 22.541 seconds, 119.782 mph.
This is his ninth pole in 241 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and sixth top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in 12 races at Richmond Raceway.
William Byron (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2022 and his fourth in eight races at Richmond Raceway.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 19th top-10 start at Richmond Raceway. It is his fourth in seven races this season.
Harrison Burton (17th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is over:
#18-Busch 119.691
#17-Buescher 119.321
#12-Blaney 119.000
#20-Bell 118.817
#14-Briscoe 118.781
Slowest: #44-Biffle 112.608
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 49 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 21 drivers): #12-Blaney  117.809
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Toyota Owners 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

Entry List for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #16-Allmendinger, #44-Biffle, #77-Cassill.
Since 37 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Toyota Owners 400 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Richmond Raceway

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond 4/3/22


Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, March 31
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, April 1
2:00 PM-4:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
4:00 PM-9:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
4:00 PM-9:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, April 2
7:30 AM-1:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM-11:05 AM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
11:05 AM-12:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, April 3
12:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:55 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
3:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 70/230/400 LAPS = 300 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT