• NASCAR Cup Series
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Richmond Raceway

Federated Auto Parts 400

August 14th, 2022

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

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Kevin Harvick

4 |

13

Running

400

55

47

5

2

Christopher Bell

20 |

21

Running

400

0

35

0

3

Chris Buescher

17 |

18

Running

400

0

38

0

4

Denny Hamlin

11 |

3

Running

400

22

50

0

5

Chase Elliott

9 |

23

Running

400

1

35

0

6

Joey Logano

22 |

17

Running

400

222

45

1

7

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

6

Running

400

0

31

0

8

Aric Almirola

10 |

32

Running

400

0

34

0

9

Kyle Busch

18 |

29

Running

400

0

29

0

10

Ryan Blaney

12 |

10

Running

400

1

38

0

11

William Byron

24 |

4

Running

400

0

32

0

12

Austin Cindric

2 |

33

Running

399

0

25

0

13

Bubba Wallace

23 |

11

Running

399

0

24

0

14

Kyle Larson

5 |

1

Running

399

11

40

0

15

Brad Keselowski

6 |

8

Running

399

0

29

0

16

Austin Dillon

3 |

12

Running

399

0

21

0

17

Ty Dillon

42 |

22

Running

398

0

20

0

18

Ross Chastain

1 |

2

Running

398

80

29

1

19

Daniel Suárez

99 |

24

Running

398

0

18

0

20

Alex Bowman

48 |

5

Running

398

0

20

0

21

Justin Haley

31 |

27

Running

398

0

16

0

22

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

20

Running

398

6

15

0

23

Chase Briscoe

14 |

15

Running

397

0

16

0

24

Noah Gragson

16 |

19

Running

397

0

0

0

25

Harrison Burton

21 |

30

Running

397

0

12

0

26

Cole Custer

41 |

7

Running

397

2

13

0

27

Todd Gilliland

38 |

16

Running

397

0

10

0

28

Corey Lajoie

7 |

31

Running

397

0

9

0

29

Michael McDowell

34 |

34

Running

395

0

8

0

30

Landon Cassill

77 |

25

Running

395

0

0

0

31

Tyler Reddick

8 |

26

Running

394

0

6

0

32

JJ Yeley

15 |

35

Running

393

0

0

0

33

BJ McLeod

78 |

36

Running

392

0

0

0

34

Cody Ware

51 |

28

Running

391

0

3

0

35

Erik Jones

43 |

9

Accident

240

0

2

0

36

Ty Gibbs

45 |

14

Engine

180

0

0

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Kevin Harvick

    POS1

    LEADER

    Kevin Harvick

    Driver badge number 4 |

  • POS 2 | 0.441

    Christopher Bell

    POS2

    0.441

    Christopher Bell

    Driver badge number 20 |

  • POS 3 | 2.492

    Chris Buescher

    POS3

    2.492

    Chris Buescher

    Driver badge number 17 |

Kevin Harvick keeps the hot hand with impressive victory at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Last Sunday at Michigan, Kevin Harvick broke a 65-race drought.

Now the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford has a two-race winning streak.

Chased by runner-up Christopher Bell and third-place finisher Chris Buescher over the closing laps, Harvick threaded his way through traffic to win Sunday‘s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway by 0.441 seconds.

The NASCAR Cup Series victory was Harvick‘s fourth at the 0.75-mile short track — his first there since 2013 — and the 60th of his career, tying him with Kyle Busch for most among active drivers and ninth all-time.

Harvick led twice for 55 laps, passing eventual sixth-place finisher Joey Logano for the lead on Lap 334 and regaining it from Denny Hamlin on Lap 353 at the end of a cycle of green-flag pit stops.

RICHMOND: Race results | At-track photos

“It’s like I said last week, the cars have been running good week-in and week-out,” Harvick said, “and you see that we have a lot better understanding of what’s going on with how we adjusted on the car after the first run and were able to get our car handling a lot better.

“I think as it got dark, the race track really came to our Mobil 1 Ford Mustang.”

By pitting one circuit earlier than Logano on Lap 340, Buescher leap-frogged the Team Penske driver and began to chase Harvick, who led the final 48 laps. Buescher got to Harvick‘s bumper in traffic but couldn‘t make a run for the lead.

The driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford lost his chance for a serendipitous victory when Harvick lapped Bubba Wallace and Buescher stayed trapped behind Wallace‘s No. 23 Toyota and fell two seconds behind.

“Just burned the rear tires up,” said Buescher, who needs a victory to qualify for the Cup Playoffs. “Ultimately that’s on me. Lapped traffic didn’t do us any favors, either, but ultimately just got to keep the rears under us a little bit better so we can have a little bit better shot there to get after him for the win.”

On 12-lap fresher tires, Bell charged forward, slipped past Buescher on Lap 396 of 400 and closed on Harvick before running out of time.

“Well, I knew he was coming, but I forgot to shift down the front straightaway the last time,” Harvick said. “I was not paying attention, and he got closer than he should have. I made a mistake there a couple laps doing the same thing. I wasn’t shifting on the back, and I was shifting on the front. There was a lot going on, and made a couple mistakes, let him get too close.”

Bell, who already has a victory to his credit this season, seemed pleased with the runner-up result.

“Really, really proud of (crew chief) Adam Stevens, this entire 20 group,” Bell said. “The Rheem Camry didn’t feel very good at the beginning, and we had our fair share of troubles (including a spin on Lap 250), and the pit crew really came through at the end there with some blazing stops and allowed us to get in front of the 11 (Hamlin), who was on the same strategy as us and get up there and contend.”

In the battle for the last position in the Playoffs, Ryan Blaney widened his advantage over Martin Truex Jr. despite finishing 10th to Truex‘s seventh. The difference was in stage points. Blaney scored 11 to none for Truex and now leads the 2017 series champion by 26 with two races left in the regular season.

Hamlin came home fourth, followed by Chase Elliott. Logano led a race-high 222 laps, but his No. 22 Ford wasn‘t as strong in the twilight as it had been earlier in the race.

“Yeah, I think just as the sun went down and the track cooled off, (we) lost some turn on our car,” Logano said. “Kevin and some others got a lot better the last couple of runs in the race. When it was hot and slick, that was probably our strength with the Shell Pennzoil Mustang.”

MORE: Remaining Cup Series schedule

The Cup Series heads for Watkins Glen next Sunday for the 25th regular-season race.

NOTE: Inspection is complete in the Cup Series garage without issue, confirming the No. 4 Ford of Kevin Harvick as the winner.