NASCAR is heading for a giant brief on Sunday.
Martin Truex Jr. grew to become the primary repeat winner within the 2021 NASCAR Cup Collection after taking residence the Blue-Emu Most Ache Reduction 500 at Martinsville final weekend. Now, Truex has the chance to win back-to-back races on the Toyota House owners 500 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.
Whereas the coronavirus pandemic axed the occasion in 2020, Truex took residence the checkered flag in 2019, making him the defending race winner coming into Sunday’s race on the brief observe. Whereas Truex sits in pole place, he has some stiff competitors on the entrance, with Denny Hamlin nonetheless in quest of his first win of the 2021 season regardless of seven top-10 finishes.
Sporting Information is monitoring stay updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Richmond Raceway on Sunday. Observe for full outcomes from the Toyota House owners 400.
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NASCAR at Richmond stay updates, highlights
5:36 p.m.: Martin Truex slapped with a penalty for dashing down pit highway. His first penalty for dashing this yr.
5:34 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick pitting in lap 293. Hamlin follows them.
5:19 p.m.: Joey Logano actually pushing Denny Hamlin now. Truex in third, adopted by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Christopher Bell.
5:14 p.m.: No driver who’s swept the primary two levels has ever gained. Hamlin out entrance with 151 laps left within the race.
5:05 p.m. Finish Stage 2: Denny Hamlin takes Stage 2, by a second over Truex. Shaping as much as be Hamlin’s day for a win — perhaps.
4:54 p.m.: Denny Hamlin is within the lead with 25 laps left in Stage 2. Brad Keselowski charged into third place, behind Truex. Kevin Harvick additionally making a transfer, sitting in sixth.
4:43 p.m.: Pit stops coming from the leaders. 51 laps left in Stage 2.
4:32 p.m.: Restart away, and Truex and Hamlin are nonetheless locked in a battle for first. Truex says he is having points along with his brakes. Uh oh.
4:23 p.m.: Warning flag is out in lap 143 as Ryan Newman spins out and into the wall. Not a variety of injury for Newman, and he drives off.
4:15 p.m.: Truex squeaks out in entrance of Hamlin, taking the lead coming into lap 45.
4:03 p.m.: Stage 2 underway, 155 laps on this stage. Denny Hamlin clinging to the lead.
3:51 p.m. Finish Stage 1: Denny Hamlin takes residence Stage 1, nonetheless in quest of his first win of the 2021 season.
Hamlin wins opening stage … Hamlin Truex Logano Byron Blaney Bell Bowman Dillon Keselowski Harvick
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
3:40 p.m.: Beneath 30 laps to go in Stage 1 and it is fairly tame to date. Chase Elliott down in eighth now, locked in a battle with Brad Keselowski. Elliott appears to be preventing his automobile proper now.
3:31 p.m.: Competitors warning out at Lap 33 and Denny Hamlin exits the pits with the lead.
3:26 p.m.: Already 25 laps by, and the highest 5 stays the identical. Austin Dillon sitting in tenth, preventing with William Byron for that spot.
3:17 p.m.: Denny Hamlin scuffles off the beginning, however recovers for third. Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney spherical out the early one-through-five.
3:10 p.m.: All methods go together with no pre-race drama at the moment. Jiffy to inexperienced flag.
Engines fired right here at Richmond. Levels 80-155-165 (400 laps, 300 miles). Competitors warning Lap 30. Gas run 110-120 laps. 9 units tires. No drivers dropping to the rear. On FOX @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
NASCAR begin time at the moment
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Richmond Raceway is scheduled to wave at 3:15 p.m. ET.
It is unlikely that climate will delay the beginning. The National Weather Service’s midweek forecast for Richmond, Va., known as for partly sunny skies and a excessive temperature close to 70 levels, the capper to a dry weekend.
NASCAR lineup at Richmond
Right here is the entire beginning lineup for the Toyota House owners 400 with out qualifying:
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Joey Logano||22||Staff Penske|
|Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Blaney||12||Staff Penske|
|Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Staff Penske|
|Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|BJ McLeod||78||Stay Quick Motorsports|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|Austin Cindric||33||Staff Penske|