NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400: Harvick wins at Richmond – FOX Sports

August 15, 2022 by No Comments

The NASCAR Cup Series‘ August schedule continued on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia, as Kevin Harvick won the Federated Auto Parts 400 — his 60th Cup career win.

It was Harvick’s second consecutive victory, having snapped a 65-race winless streak by holding on to win last week’s FireKeepers Casino 400, moving into position for a NASCAR playoff berth.

The 400-lap race was made up of three stages — 80-155-165 — on a D-shaped short track. Despite some issues exhibited by the Next Gen car during its first short track races this spring, no changes were made to the Next Gen car’s aerodynamic package for Richmond, per FOX Sports NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass.

Here are the top moments from Richmond Raceway:

Green!

Just as things got underway in Richmond, the caution came out when Tyler Reddick took an early spin.

Reddick’s car was a talking point in Sunday’s race because NASCAR allowed it to showcase a leaf image, a symbol for his anchor sponsor — 3CHI. The image wasn’t allowed until last week and will be approved on a race-by-race basis.

All the moves

As the first stage continued, more drivers started testing how much they could get away with on the outside. Joey Logano came out aggressively on the restart, going four-wide to try to make something happen.

Stage 1

Denny Hamlin was hot on Ross Chastain’s tail as the opening stage came to a close, but Chastain was able to hold him off and pick up the first stage win — his fifth stage win of the year.

Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and William Byron rounded out the top five in Stage 1.

No. 22 to the front!

The green flag was back out at Lap 79, as the second stage got underway — and things got heated quick. 

Logano challenged Chastain early and was able to take the lead after passing him off Turn 4. Meanwhile, Larson took second and sent Chastain back to third with ease.

Back and forth

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Source: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/nascar/nascar-federated-auto-parts-400-harvick-wins-at-richmond

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