The second 2020 race of the NASCAR playoffs arrives Saturday afternoon with 5 drivers inside 10 factors of one another across the postseason elimination line.
Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch are seven and 4 factors above the cutoff, respectively, whereas Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer are tied for the ultimate of 12 positions that may advance when the sphere trims down from 16 after subsequent weekend. Cole Custer trails Almirola and Bowyer by simply three factors.
Competitors at Richmond on Saturday must be heated, then, with drivers figuring out they seem to be a single mistake from tumbling out of competition.
Here is what the playoff image seems like heading into Richmond:
|Rank||Driver||Factors to cutoff|
|6||Martin Truex Jr.||+16|
Sporting Information is monitoring stay updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Saturday’s NASCAR race at Richmond. Comply with beneath for full outcomes from the Federated Auto Components 400.
NASCAR at Richmond stay race updates, highlights from Federated Auto Components 400
8:33 p.m.: Joey Logano is the brand new chief after the penalties on Hamlin and Austin Dillon.
8:28 p.m.: Properly it is a enormous shift within the competitors. The highest two vehicles are compelled to the again.
PENALTIES: Denny Hamlin AND Austin Dillon, rushing. To the rear.
A lot for his or her early success…
— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) September 13, 2020
Austin Dillon advised he was 0.1 mph over the restrict.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 13, 2020
8:22 p.m.: Hamlin wins Stage 1. Austin Dillon finishes a detailed second.
Playoff drivers exterior the highest 10:
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) September 13, 2020
.@dennyhamlin wins Stage 1, his eighth stage W this season (collection excessive).@austindillon3 (P2) with 9 stage factors. HUGE growth as Custer, Ku. Busch, Ky. Busch, Almirola, Byron, DiBenedetto and Blaney ALL did not seize any factors.
— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) September 13, 2020
8:13 p.m. Kyle Busch has moved his strategy to 15th, a formidable placement after beginning final resulting from two inspection failures. There are 22 laps remaining in Stage 1.
8:07 p.m.: Denny Hamlin passes Austin Dillon for first place.
8:05 p.m.: Ryan Blaney is in deep trouble having entered Saturday tied for the bottom factors whole amongst playoff drivers.
7:59 p.m.: Austin Dillon’s crew tells him he has the quickest automobile on the monitor proper now. He is stunning some folks right here after performing effectively final weekend.
7:56 p.m.: Austin Dillon is now in first place.
Assertion run by Austin Dillon, Justin Alexander and firm
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) September 12, 2020
NEW LEADER: Austin Dillon. What!? Holy cow, you guys.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) September 12, 2020
7:54 p.m.: Kevin Harvick, who began on the prime of the sphere, has remained in first place by means of 15 laps. Austin Dillon is as much as second.
7:47 p.m.: We’re inexperienced and the second playoff race of the 2020 marketing campaign is underway.
7:40 p.m.: Engines are fired and the inexperienced flag ought to come inside the subsequent 10 minutes.
7:20 p.m.: Anticipated inexperienced flag time has been pushed again barely.
Inexperienced 7:48pm ET. NBCSN. Phases 80-155-165 (400 laps). To the rear: KyBusch (failed tech 2x), Bell (unapproved changes). Competitors warning Lap 30. 9 units tires. Gasoline run 125-132 laps. #nascar
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 12, 2020
NASCAR race begin time right now
The inexperienced flag for Saturday evening’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Richmond will wave shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET, assuming there aren’t any rain delays as there have been so usually since NASCAR returned to stay racing in Could.
The 7:30 p.m. ET begin time will make mid-race changes key for race groups, even at a brief monitor (0.75 miles) like Richmond. The monitor might be scorching and slick initially of the race and get cooler and quicker because the evening progresses. And Richmond Raceway is notoriously powerful on tires and brakes.
Richmond Raceway clearly has lights, so a climate delay may push the race into the late hours of Saturday and early hours of Sunday. The race is scheduled for 400 laps (300 miles) and desires to achieve the midway level to be thought of official within the occasion of climate points.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Richmond
Right here is the entire beginning lineup for Saturday evening’s NASCAR race at Richmond:
|1||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|2||Joey Logano||22||Workforce Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Brad Keselowski||2||Workforce Penske|
|10||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|13||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|14||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||Ryan Blaney||12||Workforce Penske|
|16||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|17||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|20||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|21||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|22||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|23||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|24||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|25||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|26||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Household Racing|
|27||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|28||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|29||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|30||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|31||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|32||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|34||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|35||Reed Sorenson||77||Spire Motorsports|
|36||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|37||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Enterprise Administration|
|38||James Davison||53||Rick Ware Racing|