The NASCAR Cup Series‘ The August program continued on Sunday in Richmond, Va., as the drivers took to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 with the final playoff spot on the line.
Heading into Sunday’s race, there was only one spot left for a driver to enter the playoff on points, with only three races remaining in the regular season.
All eyes were on Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. as the top two drivers fighting for their lives in the playoffs.
The 400-lap race is made up of three stages – 80-155-165 – on a D-shaped short track. was brought to the Next Gen car’s aero package for Richmond, according to FOX Sports NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass.
Here are the best moments from Richmond Raceway:
Chase Elliott finished eighth in Saturday’s practice race. Although he starts Sunday’s race in 23rd position, he said Saturday’s race would be a better predictor of where he would finish.
Tyler Reddick was allowed to have a leaf image, a symbol of Reddick’s main sponsor – 3CHI. The sheet image was only cleared by NASCAR last week and will now be approved on a race-by-race basis.
Last minute predictions have arrived for Sunday’s race. Bob Pockrass selected Martin Truex Jr. while NASCAR on FOX play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander went with Denny Hamlin.
Stay tuned for updates.
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