of NASCAR Cup SeriesThe August schedule continued on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia, when drivers took to the track to race. Allied Auto Parts 400 in the final playoff spot on the line.
Heading into Sunday’s race, there is only one spot left for drivers to make the playoffs in points, with only three races left in the regular season.
All eyes were on Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. as the top two drivers battle it out for playoff lives.
The 400-lap race consists of three stages, 80-155-165, on a short D-shaped track. FOX Sports NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass says no changes have been made to Richmond’s next-gen car’s aero package, despite some issues the next-gen car showed at his track race in the first short this spring. .
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Just as things started in Richmond, the caution came out when Tyler Reddick spun early on.
Reddick’s car made headlines at Sunday’s race because NASCAR allowed it to be on display. image of leavesis the symbol of his anchor sponsor, 3CHI. This image was not approved until last week and will be approved race by race.
As the first stage continued, more drivers began testing how far they could get away on the outside. Joey Logano came out aggressive on the restart to try and make something happen. 4 wide.
Denny Hamlin was hot on the tail of Ross Chastain as the opening stage came to a close, but Chastain was able to hold him off and grab his first stage win.
Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and William Byron rounded out the top five in Stage 1.
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On the 79th lap, the green flag was waved and the second stage started.
Logano challenged Chastain early on and was able to take the lead after passing him in Turn 4. Larson, on the other hand, took second and easily moved Chastain back to third.
back and forth
There was contact between Kyle Busch and Ty Gibbs as the two drivers tried to pass.
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Elsewhere, Aric Almirola, who was fourth in Saturday’s practice but failed to get a better starting spot after making a costly mistake in qualifying, took many places in the second stage. built.
Chaos ensued followed by a speeding penalty when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slid beside Truex Jr. while trying to go to pit road.
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