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Martin Truex Jr. Spins for the Win at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. encountered an on track incident to “Spin for the Win”, collecting consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff victories.

Richmond, Va. – September 21, 2019 – Anthony Holbrook – BSN

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2nd Playoff race  traveled to Richmond Virginia, Saturday,  Sept. 21st for the  Federated Auto Parts 400 hosted by Richmond Raceway.

Fords will cover the starting grid as Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Penske Ford was awarded Pole, edging out Stuart- Haas’ Driver of the No. 4 Ford – Kevin Harvick who will start at “Shot Gun”.

Stage 1

Martin Truex. Jr. unveiling his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Toyota, proved to be the class of the field, as he piloted his Camry to a Stage 1 win.

Richmond Results – Stage 1:

1. Martin Truex Jr

2. Kyle Busch

3. Brad Keselowski

4. Denny Hamlin

 5. Kevin Harvick

6. Clint Bowyer

7. Matt DiBenedetto

 8. Chase Elliott

 9. Erik Jones

10. Jimmie Johnson

Stage 2

Gibbs teammate: Kyle Bush – Driver of the No. 18 Toyota utilizing on efficient Pit Service allowed Kyle Bush to contend for the point.

Kyle Bush would hold off teammate Martin Truex Jr., as both would contend with lap cars in the final laps of Stage 2.

Kyle Busch’s Toyota cleared the lap cars and takes Stage 2 win, gaining valuable Playoff Stage Points.

Richmond Results – Stage 2:

1. Kyle Busch

2. Martin Truex Jr

3. Denny Hamlin

4. Erik Jones

5. Brad Keselowski

6. Ryan Newman

7. Kevin Harvick

8. Chase Elliott

9. Clint Bowyer

10. Jimmie Johnson

Federated Auto Parts 400 – Final Stage

Martin Truex Jr. would patiently regain the top position to pace the field on the final stage.

An unexpected confrontation delivered by Ricky Stenhouse – Driver of the No. 17 Roush – Fenway Ford, spun out race leader Truex Jr.   Martin Truex, Jr. keep the Gibbs Toyota off the fences, regained his composure and focused to the front. 

After starting third on the restart, Martin Truex  Jr. was able to pass Teammate Denny Hamlin and then battle Teammate Kyle Busch for the win.

Joe Gibbs Racing historical day checked off 15 wins for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.  JGR would also dominate the first-four Federated Auto Parts 400 finishing spots and  capture their 4th straight victory at Richmond.

Additionally, a significant day of importance for Martin Truex Jr. as he wins Back-2-Back races for the first time 505 races in his 16 yr.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup career. 

Federated Auto Parts 400 – Final Results

1. Martin Truex Jr
2. Kyle Busch
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Ryan Newman
6. Kyle Larson
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Daniel Suarez
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Joey Logano
12. Bubba Wallace
13. Chase Elliott
14. Matt DiBenedetto
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
16. Aric Almirola
17. Ryan Blaney
18. Kurt Busch
19. David Ragan
20. Matt Tifft
21. Michael McDowell
22. Austin Dillon
23. Alex Bowman
24. William Byron
25. Daniel Hemric
26. Ty Dillon
27. Paul Menard
28. Landon Cassill
29. Corey LaJoie
30. Ryan Preece
31. Chris Buescher
32. Austin Theriault
33. JJ Yeley
34. Spencer Boyd
35. Quin Houff
36. Ross Chastain
37. Reed Sorenson
38. Erik Jones

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Playoff Driver leaders

  1. 19 Martin Truex, Jr.   0                
  2. 4 Kevin Harvick         -21
  3. 18 Kyle Busch             -24
  4. 2 Brad Keselowski    -35
  5. 11 Denny Hamlin       -36
  6. 22 Joey Logano         -40
  7. 9 Chase Elliott          -53
  8. 42 Kyle Larson           -65
  9. 6 Ryan Newman        -76
  10. 12 Ryan Blaney          -82
  11. 10 Aric Almirola       -87
  12. 24 William Byron     -88

Time of Race:

3 Hrs, 0 Mins, 16 Secs.


Average Speed:

 99.852 MPH


Margin of Victory:

 0.178 Seconds

Caution Flags:

 5 for 41 laps; Laps: 42-46 (Competition [00]); 102-111 (Stage 1 Conclusion [95]); 129-135 (#42 Incident Turn 1 [47]); 202-211 (Stage 2 Conclusion [12]); 244-252 (#34 Incident Turn 1 [47]).

Lead Changes:

8 among 5 drivers; K. Harvick 1-30; K. Busch 31-131; M. Truex Jr 132-194; J. Logano 195-246; M. Truex Jr 247-265; B. Keselowski 266-293; M. Truex Jr 294-318; B. Keselowski 319-321; M. Truex Jr 322-400.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #3 of the 2019 Playoff Schedule travels Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, Sunday Sept 29th @ 2:30 pm., for the Bank Of America ROVAL 400    NBCSN/NBC   PRN

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