Three drivers are now locked in -- via either race wins (Martin Truex Jr.) or points (Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick) -- to the second round of the playoffs after Saturday's race at Richmond.
Joe Gibbs Racing flexed its muscle as Kyle Busch earned the Stage 2 victory at Richmond and his three teammates followed to sweep the top four positions.
Martin Truex Jr., looking for his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series playoff win, took the Stage 1 win at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.
RICHMOND, Va. -- These are not the close bonds that teammates would hope to have. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and William Byron placed a close 23rd and 24th, respectively, in the Federated Auto Parts 400, both four laps down after disheartening runs Saturday night at Richmond Raceway.
The race-winning No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. passed post-race technical inspection Saturday night at Richmond Raceway with no issues. The No. 19 Toyota was found to be compliant with the 2019 NASCAR Rule Book after Truex won the second race of the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, the