Truex Continues Playoff Domination, Wins at Richmond


Martin Truex Jr. won the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.

Truex had a dominant car on Saturday night, and his car was especially fast on the long run.

Truex won at Richmond earlier in the season, and he said he knew his team brought another fast car after he won Stage 1.

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“To sweep Richmond finally is pretty awesome, with as much as we’ve led here,” Truex said.  “When things are rolling, they just are.  Hopefully we can keep it going.”

While Truex was dominant for most of the race, he did have a spin while leading.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made contact with Truex, and he fell to third after spinning to bring out the caution.

Truex said he was surprised he was able to recover so quickly following the spin.

“Luckily we didn’t hit anything,” Truex said.  “I just tried to keep it out of the fence and get it spun around, and…we got going in a pretty good spot.”

Kyle Busch led a race-high 202 laps, but he failed to hold off his teammate in the closing laps.

Busch said Truex’s car was just faster on the long run.

“I don’t think we were as good as him all night long,” Busch said.  “When I was up front he could keep the closest distance to me; that kind of worried me.”

Unofficial results:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Erik Jones
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Daniel Suarez
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Bubba Wallace
  14. Chase Elliott
  15. Matt DiBenedetto
  16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  17. Aric Almirola
  18. Ryan Blaney
  19. Kurt Busch
  20. David Ragan
  21. Matt Tifft
  22. Michael McDowell
  23. Austin Dillon
  24. Alex Bowman
  25. William Byron
  26. Daniel Hemric
  27. Ty Dillon
  28. Paul Menard
  29. Landon Cassill
  30. Corey LaJoie
  31. Ryan Preece
  32. Chris Buescher
  33. Austin Theriault
  34. JJ Yeley
  35. Spencer Boyd
  36. Quin Houff
  37. Ross Chastain
  38. Reed Sorenson