Ellen J. Horrow U.S.A. TODAY
Released 7:30 AM EDT Sep 12, 2020
One playoff race remains in the books, and it’s time to rev things up for No. 2
It’s race day at Richmond Raceway, and we’ve got all the info you need to prepare yourself for Saturday night’s Federated Lorry Components 400, the second of 10 playoff races in the NASCAR Cup Series:
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET.
TV: NBCSN. Pre-race broadcast starts at 7 p.m. ET.RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite service provider’s qualifications, you can view at stream.nbcsports.com.
RACE VARIETY: 400 laps around the 0.75-mile Richmond Raceway for an overall of 300 miles.STAGE LENGTHS( laps per stage): Phase 1: 80, Stage 2: 155, Stage 3: 165.
PILLS: Meet drivers who will complete in the 2020 Cup Series playoffs
FORECASTS: Who will win the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship?SEEDINGS (heading into second playoff race ): 1. Kevin Harvick; 2. Denny Hamlin; 3. Joey Logano; 4. Brad Keselowski; 5. Alex Bowman; 6. Martin Truex Jr.; 7. Chase Elliott; 8. Austin Dillon; 9 William Byron; 10. Kyle Busch; 11. Kurt Busch; 12. Aric Almirola; 13. Clint Bowyer; 14. Cole Custer; 15. Matt DiBenedetto; 16. Ryan Blaney.LAST TIME: This will be the first race at Richmond this year after the spring race was canceled considering that of the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Truex swept both races in 2015 en path to 7 wins in 2019. In the spring race, Truex led 186 laps prior to edging Joey Logano by 0.178 seconds. In the 2019 playoff race, Truex led 109 laps before keeping back teammate Kyle Busch by 2.630 seconds. QUALIFYING: There were no practice rounds or certifying ahead of the Federated Auto Elements 400. The lineup was figured out by 4 effectiveness metrics from the previous race: 15 %based upon fastest lap time position, 25% of the motorist’s last race finish position, 25 %of the owner’s final race position and 35 %of the owner points position.LINEUP: After winning the playoff opener recently at Darlington Raceway, Kevin Harvick makes the pole and will lead the field to green.Joey Logano
starts together with to make it an all-Ford front row.Here is the lineup for the Federated Vehicle Elements 400 (automobile number in parentheses ):1.( 4 )Kevin Harvick, Ford.2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford.3.( 3 )Austin Dillon, Chevrolet.4.
( 88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet.5.( 24 )William Byron, Chevrolet.6.( 18 )Kyle Busch, Toyota.7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota.8. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
.9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford.10.
( 10) Aric Almirola, Ford.11.
( 14) Clint Bowyer, Ford.12.
( 9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet.13. (41) Cole Custer, Ford.14.
( 19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
.15. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford.16.
( 21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford.17. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota.18. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.19.
( 42) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet.20. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford.21.
( 6) Ryan Newman, Ford.22.
( 8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet
.23. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet.24. (37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet.25.
( 17) Chris Buescher, Ford.26.
( 95) Christopher Bell, Toyota.27. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
.28. (96) Daniel Suarez, Toyota.29.
( 15) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet.30.
( 43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet
.31. (38) John Hunter Nemechek, Ford.32. (27) JJ Yeley, Ford.33.
( 00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet.34.
( 32) Corey LaJoie, Ford.35.
( 77) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet.36.
( 51) Joey Gase, Ford.37.
( 66) Timmy Hill, Toyota.38. (53) James Davison, Ford.Published 7:30 AM
EDT Sep 12, 2020