2023 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Richmond Race Page

Toyota Owners 400
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Richmond Raceway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Larson and Team Grab First Win of 2023 at Richmond Raceway: With the benefit of a fast final pit stop, Kyle Larson was able to put his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet out front at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and then hold off the field in the last 25 laps of Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2023 season. The 30-year old Californian had to out-duel his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Josh Berry on a pair of re-starts in the closing laps to secure the win at the first short track event of the season at the .75-mile Richmond oval. Berry, driving the No. 9 Hendrick Chevy for injured Chase Elliott, finished runner-up capturing his best ever NASCAR Cup Series finish – 1.535-seconds behind Larson to the checkered flag.[Read More](4-2-2023)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 2nd at Richmond and 20th career win.
#9-Josh Berry finished 2nd followed by #1-Chastain, #20-Bell, #4-Harvick, #34-McDowell, #22-Logano, pole sitter #48-Bowman, #54-Gibbs, and #6-Keselowski.
Larson led 93 laps on the day.  He took the lead during pit stops with 25 laps to go and held on for a margin of victory of more than 1.5 second.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were  22 lead changes among 11 drivers and 8 cautions for 54 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 91.085mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Richmond:
Kyle Larson won the Toyota Owners 400, his 20th victory in 302 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 17 races at Richmond Raceway.
Josh Berry(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Richmond Raceway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2023.
Ross Chastain (third) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Richmond Raceway.
Ty Gibbs (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Richmond:
Race 7 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 228
2) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 222
3) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 222
4) #8-Kyle Busch [1 win], 215
5) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 187
6) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 161
7) #48-AlexBowman, 263
8) #1-Ross Chastain, 259
9) #20-Christopher Bell, 229
10) #4-Kevin Harvick, 227
11) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 198
12) #6-Brad Keselowski, 196
13) #12-Ryan Blaney, 188
14) #11-Denny Hamlin, 188
15) #2-Austin Cindric, 175
16) #17-Chris Buescher, 164
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: none

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway have been made.
Pole sitter #48-Bowman chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #8-Busch took the 6th stall.
See all pit choices on the Richmond Pit Stall page.

#48-Alex Bowman will start from the pole for the the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway after rain forced the cancellation of qualifying. The lineup was set by the rule book.
#8-Busch will start second followed by #24-Byron, #1-Chastain, #45-Reddick, #2-Cindric, #17-Buescher, #47-Stenhouse Jr., #5-Larson, and #4-Harvick.
See the Toyota Owners 400 Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race was cancelled due to rain.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
See the full entry list on the Toyota Owners 400 Entry List page.

TandemDraft Stats – Richmond

Goodyear Fast Facts — Richmond Raceway

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