Alex Bowman was the person on Sunday — for 12 laps.
Bowman took dwelling the checkered flag within the 2021 Toyota Homeowners 400 at Richmond with a late cost, holding off Denny Hamlin after a restart with only a dozen laps to go.
Hamlin gained the primary two phases of Sunday’s race and was in management after a late warning, however Bowman stole the victory from him with nice late tempo. He opened up a half-second lead after the restart and took dwelling his first win of the 2021 season — and the third win of his profession.
Hamlin, in the meantime, secured his eighth top-five end of the yr, however he is most likely left questioning what he will should do to take dwelling a checkered flag in 2021.
Sporting Information tracked motion, highlights and extra from Sunday’s race at Richmond. Test it out under.
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NASCAR at Richmond outcomes
|5.||Martin Truex Jr.|
|17.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|38.||Justin Haley (DNF)|
NASCAR at Richmond dwell updates, highlights
6:25 p.m. FINISH: Bowman, with a late cost, takes dwelling his first Cup Collection victory of the season after overtaking Hamlin on the restart.
6:20 p.m.: On the restart, Alex Bowman takes the lead from Denny Hamlin and opens up a half second lead over him.
6:14 p.m.: Hamlin and Logano each pit below a yellow flag. Hamlin comes out on entrance from pit lane.
6:11 p.m.: Warning flag out as Kevin Harvick slams into the wall. He is OK. Proper rear tire popped.
6:08 p.m.: Enjoyable battle between Hamlin and Logano. Hamlin proper on Logano’s rear bumper. 24 laps to go.
6:02 p.m.: First-place battle between Logano and Hamlin heating up. Hamlin proper on Logano’s rear. Attempting to push.
5:56 p.m.: Truex pits from the lead, Hamlin sits two seconds behind Logano. Kyle Busch incurs a penalty for pit highway.
5:44 p.m.: 81 laps to go, and Hamlin nonetheless within the lead.
5:36 p.m.: Martin Truex slapped with a penalty for dashing down pit highway. His first penalty for dashing this yr.
5:34 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick pitting in lap 293. Hamlin follows them.
5:19 p.m.: Joey Logano actually pushing Denny Hamlin now. Truex in third, adopted by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Christopher Bell.
5:14 p.m.: No driver who’s swept the primary two phases has ever gained. Hamlin out entrance with 151 laps left within the race.
5:05 p.m. Finish Stage 2: Denny Hamlin takes Stage 2, by a second over Truex. Shaping as much as be Hamlin’s day for a win — perhaps.
4:54 p.m.: Denny Hamlin is within the lead with 25 laps left in Stage 2. Brad Keselowski charged into third place, behind Truex. Kevin Harvick additionally making a transfer, sitting in sixth.
4:43 p.m.: Pit stops coming from the leaders. 51 laps left in Stage 2.
4:32 p.m.: Restart away, and Truex and Hamlin are nonetheless locked in a battle for first. Truex says he is having points together with his brakes. Uh oh.
4:23 p.m.: Warning flag is out in lap 143 as Ryan Newman spins out and into the wall. Not plenty of injury for Newman, and he drives off.
4:15 p.m.: Truex squeaks out in entrance of Hamlin, taking the lead coming into lap 45.
4:03 p.m.: Stage 2 underway, 155 laps on this stage. Denny Hamlin clinging to the lead.
3:51 p.m. Finish Stage 1: Denny Hamlin takes dwelling Stage 1, nonetheless looking for his first win of the 2021 season.
Hamlin wins opening stage … Hamlin Truex Logano Byron Blaney Bell Bowman Dillon Keselowski Harvick
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
3:40 p.m.: Below 30 laps to go in Stage 1 and it is fairly tame to date. Chase Elliott down in eighth now, locked in a battle with Brad Keselowski. Elliott appears to be preventing his automotive proper now.
3:31 p.m.: Competitors warning out at Lap 33 and Denny Hamlin exits the pits with the lead.
3:26 p.m.: Already 25 laps by means of, and the highest 5 stays the identical. Austin Dillon sitting in tenth, preventing with William Byron for that spot.
3:17 p.m.: Denny Hamlin scuffles off the beginning, however recovers for third. Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney spherical out the early one-through-five.
3:10 p.m. : All programs go together with no pre-race drama as we speak. Jiffy to inexperienced flag.
Engines fired right here at Richmond. Phases 80-155-165 (400 laps, 300 miles). Competitors warning Lap 30. Gasoline run 110-120 laps. 9 units tires. No drivers dropping to the rear. On FOX @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 18, 2021
NASCAR begin time as we speak
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Richmond Raceway is scheduled to wave at 3:15 p.m. ET.
It is unlikely that climate will delay the beginning. The National Weather Service’s midweek forecast for Richmond, Va., referred to as for partly sunny skies and a excessive temperature close to 70 levels, the capper to a dry weekend.
NASCAR lineup at Richmond
Right here is the entire beginning lineup for the Toyota Homeowners 400 with out qualifying:
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Joey Logano||22||Group Penske|
|Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Blaney||12||Group Penske|
|Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Tyler Reddick||8||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||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Group Penske|
|Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|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 Quick Motorsports|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|Austin Cindric||33||Group Penske|