Kyle Larson sits on the pole for Sunday’s Federated Auto Components 400 and is in search of his first win at Richmond since 2017
With simply three races to go till the NASCAR Playoffs start, each lap of at the moment’s Federated Auto Components 400 from Richmond Raceway is significant in serving to decide a champion. Kyle Larson, who enters at the moment fifth within the NASCAR Cup Sequence factors standings, gained his fourth pole place of the season, and comes into this race aiming for his first win since Fontana again in February. This marks the second straight 12 months Larson will begin on the pole at Richmond.
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Match Date: Aug. 14, 2022
Match Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
TV: USA Community
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Sequence factors chief Chase Elliott, the 2020 champion, comes into this race with a 119-point lead over Ryan Blaney after a stretch the place he completed within the high two in 5 consecutive races. Elliott has not completed within the high 10 in both of his final two races however had success at Richmond in 2021 main 58 laps and ending fourth.
Two-time winner of this race Martin Truex, Jr will begin sixth as he goes for his second-straight win on the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. Truex, Jr. led 80 of the 400 laps within the win final 12 months and continues to be in search of his first win of 2022.
Denny Hamlin will begin third at the moment and hopes to expertise a greater end than final season when he dominated successful each stage one and stage two, led a race-high 197 laps, however ended up ending second to Truex, Jr. who led the ultimate 50 laps.
Ross Chastain, at the moment third within the factors standings, will begin at the moment’s race in third in search of his first high 10 end since putting eighth at New Hampshire three weeks in the past.
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