2: Playoff leader Truex seeks back-to-back at Richmond-THU0919

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 NASCAR Cup Week 28 primer for night race at Richmond Raceway
2 Martin Truex Jr. won Vegas playoff opener; won April Richmond race
3 Kyle Busch won 4 time in first 14 races; 0 wins in last 13 starts
4 Active leaders, track stats, recent Cup winners at Richmond
5 Cup lap leaders; standings for Xfinity, trucks, IndyCar, Formula 1

Vegas favorites at Richmond


NASCAR WEEK 28: PLAYOFFS RACE 2


Federated Auto Parts 400

Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Richmond (Va.) Raceway

.75-mile D-shaped oval; 400 laps

April winner: Martin Truex Jr.

1, 5

Martin Truex Jr. won opening NASCAR Cup playoff race Sept. 15 in Vegas for 5th win of season

1, 4, 10

Win, top 5s, top 10s for Truex in 27 starts at Richmond Raceway;

won from 5th spot in April

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Races Kyle Busch has gone since winning June 2 at Pocono Raceway after 4 wins in first 14 races

6, 6, 6

Kyle Busch has 6 Cup wins at Richmond, 6 runner-up finishes and 6 Xfinity series wins at Richmond


Most starts at Richmond (active)


3, 15, 24

Wins, top 5s, top10s for Kevin Harvick in 37 Richmond starts;

3 points behind Truex in playoffs


2, 9, 12

Wins, top 5s, top10s for Joey Logano in 21 Richmond starts;

7 points behind Truex in playoffs


1, 4, 10

Wins, top 5s, top10s for Brad Keselowski in 20 Richmond starts;

24 points behind Truex in playoffs

NASCAR CUP PLAYOFF STANDINGS
PTS DRIVER W T5 T10 P BK
2,082 Martin Truex, Jr. 5 11 16 0
2,079 Kevin Harvick 3 10 18 5 -3
2,075 Joey Logano 2 10 16 2 -7
2,063 Kyle Busch 4 13 21 0 -19
2,058 Brad Keselowski 3 10 15 2 -24
2,057 Chase Elliott 2 9 12 3 -25
2,056 Denny Hamlin 4 13 17 1 -26
2,044 Kyle Larson 0 6 13 1 -38
2,040 William Byron 0 3 10 4 -42
2,039 Ryan Blaney 0 8 13 1 -43
2,037 Alex Bowman 1 4 8 0 -45
2,033 Aric Almirola 0 1 10 1 -49
2,027 Ryan Newman 0 1 10 0 -55
2,019 Kurt Busch 1 5 14 0 -63
2,012 Clint Bowyer 0 6 12 1 -70
2,007 Erik Jones 1 9 13 0 -75

Bottom 4 drivers in standings after third playoff race at Charlotte on Sept. 29 will be eliminated


Most Richmond top 5s (active)


Richmond lap leaders (active)


37, 30, 13

All-time wins at Richmond

by Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota

3

Owners have double-digit

wins at Richmond Raceway

  • 15: Joe Gibbs

  • 15: Petty Enterprises

  • 10: Rick Hendrick

  • 9: Richard Chrildress

  • 8: Junior Johnson/Roger Penske


MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR
CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
DATE TRACK TIME (ET) TV
9/15 Las Vegas Martin Truex Jr.
9/21 Richmond 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
9/29 Charlotte (Road) 2:30 p.m. NBC
10/6 Dover 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
10/13 Talladega 2 p.m. NBC
10/20 Kansas 2:30 p.m. NBC
10/27 Martinsville 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/3 Texas 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/10 Phoenix 2:30 p.m. NBC
11/17 Homestead 3 p.m. NBC

126

All-time Cup races at Richmond Raceway; Lee Petty won first race there on April 19, 1954

23

Wins from pole with Denny Hamlin

last driver to do it in 2016 race

  • 72: Wins top-5 starting position

  • 97: Wins from top-10 position

  • 11: Wins from 21st or worse position

  • 32: Worst start for winner, Kyle Busch 2018

  • 488: Laps led, Richard Petty 1970

  • 1: Fewest laps led by winner, 3 times

    -- Cotton Owens, 1959

    -- Tom Pistone, 1959

    -- Lee Petty, 1953

  • 109.047 Fastest race, Dale Jarrett 1997

  • 130.599: Fastest qualifying speed, Jeff Gordon 2013

  • 25: Most lead changes, in 1991, 1996

  • 16: Most cautions, in 2016

  • .051: Closest finish (seconds), Jeff Burton over Jeff Gordon in 1998


NASCAR Cup lap leaders


NASCAR Cup pole winners

Through 27 races

6

Drivers of Toyotas have won 6

of last 8 races at Richmond

RICHMOND WINNERS SINCE 2010
SP-starting position; M-make
DATE WINNER SP M SPEED
4/13/19 Martin Truex, Jr. 5 T 99.852
9/22/18 Kyle Busch 11 T 103.152
4/21/18 Kyle Busch 32 T 96.215
9/9/17 Kyle Larson 4 C 99.417
4/30/17 Joey Logano 5 F 93.685
9/10/16 Denny Hamlin 1 T 85.778
4/24/16 Carl Edwards 4 T 97.07
9/12/15 Matt Kenseth 2 T 100.353
4/26/15 Kurt Busch 3 C 97.157
9/6/14 Brad Keselowski 1 F 104.702
4/26/14 Joey Logano 17 F 93.369
9/7/13 Carl Edwards 26 F 105.028
4/27/13 Kevin Harvick 17 C 92.141
9/8/12 Clint Bowyer 4 T 100.019
4/28/12 Kyle Busch 5 T 105.202
9/10/11 Kevin Harvick 7 C 89.91
4/30/11 Kyle Busch 20 T 95.28
9/11/10 Denny Hamlin 14 T 104.096
5/1/10 Kyle Busch 1 T 99.567

Top 5 in Xfinity series points standings as playoffs begin 9/20


3

Gander Truck series is off until first race of Round of 6 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 12


Brett Moffitt has 3,034 points to lead truck series playoffs



2

IndyCar series title on line in 9/22 double-points race at Laguna Seca road course in Monterey, Calif.

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For 14th consecutive season

the series championship will be decided in the season’s final race


IndyCar points leaders

108: Maximum points on line at Laguna Seca

4, 8, 4

Wins, top 5s, poles for F1 leader

Lewis Hamilton at Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore

3

Times Hamilton has won from the pole, including in 2018; in 2017 he won from fifth starting position


Lewis Hamilton has 63-point lead with 7 Formula 1 races remaining


Source: nascar.com; racing-reference.com; vegasinsider.com