NASCAR race results from Richmond Raceway
Today, the race weekend comes to a close in Richmond, Virginia. The 0.75-mile oval of Richmond Raceway is set to host the Federated Auto Parts 400.
View 2022 Richmond race results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
Kyle Larson and Ross Chastain set the front row. 400 laps of short track racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 70 (1-70 / 400)
Green flag, they run side by side into turn one. Chastain noses ahead via the outside lane off turn two. Larson tucks under his bumper to hold 2nd.
Lap 4, Tyler Reddick spins, caution.
Green, Chastain drives it deep to the inside and he’s clear into turn one.
Lap 25, Christopher Bell has moved to the top lane of the race track, all the way around. He runs 11th but he’s the fastest car on the track.
Lap 35, most of the drivers that were running the top have now moved back to the bottom. The pace has fallen off for those cars.
2 to go in stage one, Hamlin is closing quickly on Chastain in the battle for the stage win. He trails by two car lengths.
Ross Chastain holds him off to win stage one at Richmond Raceway!
Richmond Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. Ross Chastain; 2. Denny Hamlin; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Brad Keselowski; 5. William Byron; 6. Ryan Blaney; 7. Joey Logano; 8. Alex Bowman; 9. Cole Custer; 10. Martin Truex Jr;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 160 (71-230 / 400)
Green flag on stage two, Chastain blocks Hamlin into turn one. With the narrow entry, Hamlin misses the bottom. He skates up the banking and into Larson but they all continue. Logano takes over 2nd.
Lap 80, Logano has a run off turn four. He works to the right rear of Chastain. A lap later, Logano comnpletes the pass on the outside to take the race lead.
Lap 124, Logano pits from the race lead. Larson runs three wide with lap traffic and he pits on the next lap.
Logano quickly cycles back to the lead, Larson trails by 3 seconds.
Lap 157, Ricky Stenhouse Jr is the last car to hit the pit lane. He’s the only car on a one stop strategy during this stage. However, he misses the entry to the pit lane and he clips Martin Truex Jr in the process.
Pit Penalty: Now, Stenhouse has been handed a penalty for speeding on the pit lane.
Lap 172, Logano pits from the lead to begin the second green flag cycle in this stage. He quickly cycles back to the race lead as the whole field dives for the pits. Larson trails by 2.5 seconds.
Lap 183, Ty Gibbs hits the pit lane under green. The team lifts the hood as smoke billows out. Gibbs heads behind the wall.
Lap 220, Martin Truex Jr passes race leader Joey Logano. Truex is 14th and back on the lead lap.
Joey Logano wins stage two at Richmond Raceway!
Richmond Race Results (Stage 2) : 1. Joey Logano; 2. Kyle Larson; 3. Denny Hamlin; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Ryan Blaney; 6. Aric Almirola; 7. Chris Buescher; 8. Chase Elliott; 9. Chase Briscoe; 10. Kyle Busch;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 170 (231-400 / 400)
Logano leads the field to the pit lane but Larson wins the race to the pit exit!
Green flag on stage three, Larson leads Logano off turn two. Kyle Busch is around in turn three with help from Ross Chastain. Erik Jones is collected and the caution is out.
Green, Larson and Logano run side by side into turn one. Logano wins the race off turn two via the outside lane.
Lap 251, Christopher Bell spins on his own off turn four, caution.
Blaney, Truex Jr, Wallace, Hamlin, Byron and others head for the pit lane. Hamlin restarts 11th with slightly fresher tires than the leaders.
Green, Logano leads as Larson and Briscoe run side by side for 2nd. Briscoe misses the bottom and he doors Larson. They remain side by side for 2nd. Hamlin takes the field four wide behind them as he carves through on fresh tires. Larson holds 2nd.
Lap 261, Hamlin runs three wide with Kyklle Busch and Chase Elliott for 7th, Hamlin wins the battle.
Lap 279, Hamlin tags the bumper of Larson. Larson chases it up the banking and Hamlin moves to 5th.
Lap 290, Kevin Harvick is running down the bumper of leader Joey Logano. Pit stops are upcoming.
Lap 295, Larson hits the pits to begin another green flag pit cycle. Logano pits from the lead a lap later.
Lap 305, Hamlin pits from the lead. Logano cycles back to the lead but Hamlin now has 10 lap fresher tires than most of the field.
Lap 307, Chase Briscoe hits the pit lane with a fire, no caution. The crew puts it out and he rejoins the race.
75 to go, Harvick is all over the bumper of Logano in the battle for the lead. Logano is glued to the bottom as Harvick runs the middle.
67 to go, Harvick drives it deep into the corner on the outside. Harvick gets to his right rear. Harvick takes the lead away!
60 to go
60 to go, Harvick pits under green for what could be the final stop. Logano follows a lap later.
49, Hamlin and Bell are the last cars to pit. Harvick cycles back to the lead. Buescher trails by 1 second.
15 to go, Harvick leads Buescher by 1.5 seconds. Bell runs 3rd with 12 laps fresher tires.
5 to go, Bell dives inside of Buescher and quickly takes 2nd away. Harvick leads Bell by 1.7 seconds.
2 to go, Bell has closed the gap to 0.8 seconds.
1 to go, Harvick leads Bell by five car lengths.
Kevin Harvick holds him off and wins at Richmond Raceway!
August 14, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Christopher Bell
3. Chris Buescher
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Chase Elliott
6. Joey Logano
7. Martin Truex Jr
8. Aric Almirola
9. Kyle Busch
10. Ryan Blaney
11. William Byron
12. Austin Cindric
13. Bubba Wallace
14. Kyle Larson
15. Brad Keselowski
16. Austin Dillon
17. Ty Dillon
18. Ross Chastain
19. Daniel Suarez
20. Alex Bowman
21. Justin Haley
22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
23. Chase Briscoe
24. Noah Gragson
25. Harrison Burton
26. Cole Custer
27. Todd Gilliland
28. Corey LaJoie
29. Michael McDowell
30. Landon Cassill
31. Tyler Reddick
32. JJ Yeley
33. BJ McLeod
34. Cody Ware
35. Erik Jones
36. Ty Gibbs
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Points | Playoff Points
1. Chase Elliott
2. Ross Chastain
3. Joey Logano
4. William Byron
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Tyler Reddick
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Kyle Larson
9. Christopher Bell
10. Kyle Busch
11. Alex Bowman
1 Win | +107
12. Daniel Suarez
1 Win | +89
13. Austin Cindric
1 Win | +71
14. Chase Briscoe
1 Win | +64
15. Kurt Busch
16. Ryan Blaney
— Playoff Cutline —
17. Martin Truex Jr
18. Aric Almirola
19. Erik Jones
20. Bubba Wallace