Alex Bowman was the person on Sunday – for 12 rounds.
Bowman took the checkered flag dwelling on a late cost in Richmond’s 2021 Toyota Homeowners 400 and held Denny Hamlin again after a restart with solely a dozen laps remaining.
Hamlin gained the primary two levels of the race on Sunday and was in management after a late warning, however Bowman stole the win by an extended delay. After the restart, he constructed up a half-second lead and took his first win of the season in 2021 – and his third win of the season.
Hamlin, in the meantime, secured his eighth prime 5 results of the yr, however he is most likely been questioning what he must do to take dwelling a checkered flag in 2021.
Sporting Information caught the motion, highlights and extra from Sunday’s Richmond race. Test it out beneath.
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(All occasions east)
NASCAR at Richmond Outcomes
|5.||Martin Truex Jr.|
|seventeenth||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|twenty second||Chase Briscoe|
|twenty fifth||Chris Buescher|
NASCAR in Richmond Stay Updates, Highlights
6:25 p.m. FINISH: Bowman brings dwelling his first Cup sequence win of the season with a late assault after overtaking Hamlin on the restart.
6:20 pm: When restarting, Alex Bowman takes over the lead from Denny Hamlin and opens up a half-second lead over him.
6:14 pm: Hamlin and Logano are each underneath a yellow flag. Hamlin comes out of the entrance of the pit lane.
6:11 pm: Be careful when Kevin Harvick hits the wall. He is advantageous. Proper rear tire burst.
6:08 pm: A enjoyable struggle between Hamlin and Logano. Hamlin proper on Logano’s rear bumper. 24 laps left.
6:02 pm: The battle for first place between Logano and Hamlin is heating up. Hamlin proper on Logano’s butt. I attempt to push.
5:56 pm: Truelin is within the lead two seconds behind Logano. Kyle Busch is punished for the pit lane.
5:44 pm: 81 laps left and Hamlin continues to be within the lead.
5:36 pm: Martin Truex hit with a penalty for dashing up the pit lane. His first penalty that yr for dashing.
5:34 pm: Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick hit the pits on lap 293. Hamlin follows them.
5:19 pm: Joey Logano is actually pushing Denny Hamlin now. Truex in third place, adopted by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Christopher Bell.
5:14 pm: No rider who swept the primary two levels has ever gained. Hamlin up entrance with 151 laps within the race.
17:05 Finish Stage 2: Denny Hamlin reached the second stage with one second forward of Truex. Getting ready for a victory for Hamlin’s day – possibly.
4:54 pm: Denny Hamlin is on the prime with 25 laps remaining in Section 2. Brad Keselowski took third place behind Truex. Kevin Harvick additionally made a transfer and was in sixth place.
4:43 pm: Pit stops come from the leaders. 51 laps left in section 2.
4:32 pm: Restart and Truex and Hamlin are nonetheless in a battle for the primary. Truex says he is having issues along with his brakes. Oh oh.
4:23 pm: The warning flag could be seen on lap 143 when Ryan Newman turns into the wall. Not a lot hurt to Newman and he drives off.
4:15 pm: Truex squeals in entrance of Hamlin and takes the lead on lap 45.
4:03 pm: Stage 2 is operating, 155 laps on this stage. Denny Hamlin clung to the highest.
3:51 p.m. Finish section 1: Denny Hamlin takes the primary stage dwelling with him, nonetheless in search of his first win of the season in 2021.
Hamlin wins the opening section … Hamlin Truex Logano Byron Blaney Bell Bowman Dillon Keselowski Harvick
– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
3:40 pm: Lower than 30 laps left in Stage 1 and it is fairly tame up to now. Chase Elliott is now eighth and will get right into a struggle with Brad Keselowski. Elliott appears to be combating his automobile proper now.
3:31 pm: Warning is suggested on lap 33, and Denny Hamlin leaves the pits with the lead.
3:26 pm: Already 25 laps and the highest 5 stay the identical. Austin Dillon sits in tenth place and fights for that place with William Byron.
3:17 pm: Denny Hamlin is up from the beginning, however is recovering for third place. Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney spherical out the early one-on-five.
3:10 p.m. : All methods right this moment don’t have any pre-race drama. Only some minutes to the inexperienced flag.
Engines have been fired right here in Richmond. Levels 80-155-165 (400 laps, 300 miles). Watch out for spherical 30 competitors. Gas run 110-120 laps. 9 units tires. No drivers fall backwards. To FOX @ NASCARONFOX
– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
NASCAR begin time right this moment
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Richmond Raceway is scheduled to fly at 3:15 p.m. CET.
It’s unlikely that the climate will delay the launch. The Nationwide Climate Service’s midweek forecast for Richmond, Virginia indicated partial sunny skies and excessive temperatures near 70 levels, marking the tip of a dry weekend.
NASCAR line-up in Richmond
Right here is the whole beginning grid for the Toyota Homeowners 400 with out qualification:
|Martin Truex Jr.||nineteenth||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Joey Logano||twenty second||Staff Penske|
|Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Blaney||twelfth||Staff Penske|
|Christopher Bell||twentieth||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Kevin Harvick||4th||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kyle Busch||18th||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Chris Buescher||seventeenth||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Tyler Reddick||eighth||Richard Childress Racing|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ryan Newman||sixth||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Staff Penske|
|Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Michael McDowell||34||Motorsport within the entrance row|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14th||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|James Davison||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsport within the entrance row|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|Cody ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|BJ McLeod||78||Stay motorsport quick|
|Corey LaJoie||seventh||Spire Motorsports|
|Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|Austin Cindric||33||Staff Penske|