Date: April 3, 2022
Event: Richmond 400 (Round 7 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Richmond (Va.) Raceway (.75-mile oval)
Format: 400 laps, broken into three stages (70 laps/160 laps/170 laps)
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Stage 1 Winner: Ryan Blaney of Team Penske (Ford)
Stage 2 Winner: Martin Truex Jr., of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 10th, Finished 21st / Running, completed 398 of 400 laps)
● Aric Almirola (11th with 184 points, 57 out of first)
● Denny Hamlin won the Richmond 400 to score his 47th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his first of the season and his fourth at Richmond. His margin over Harvick was .552 of a second.
● There were five caution periods for a total of 35 laps.
● Only 16 of the 37 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
● Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott leave Richmond tied for the championship lead with a 19-point advantage over third-place Martin Truex Jr.
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 on Saturday, April 9 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.