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NASCAR Cup Series race number 28 of 29
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:06
Average speed: 98.307 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: 1.417 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 21
Green flag passes: 2,768 (7.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 319   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Red White & Blue   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota400running80515
2 211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota400running197552
31020   Christopher Bell DeWalt Salutes First Responders   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota400running10390
4139   Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400running58420
5 622   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford400running0460
6 15   Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400running8450
71742   Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet400running4390
8 54   Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford400running0320
91518   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota400running39370
10 812   Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts   (Roger Penske)Ford399running0330
11193   Austin Dillon Roland   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet399running0260
121248   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet399running0270
13 72   Brad Keselowski Western Star   (Roger Penske)Ford399running0280
14 910   Aric Almirola Smithfield / Tuesday's Children   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford399running0270
15118   Tyler Reddick Childress Vineyards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet398running0220
162614   Chase Briscoe Cummins / Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford398running0210
172299   Daniel Suarez Good Sam   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet398running0200
182821   Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford398running0190
191424   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet398running0180
20246   Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Bacon   (Jack Roush)Ford398running0170
213143   Erik Jones Petty's Garage   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet398running0160
222141   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Demo Day   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford397running0150
232347   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. NOS Energy Drink   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet397running0140
241817   Chris Buescher Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford396running0130
252037   Ryan Preece Kroger / Crest   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet396running0120
263038   Anthony Alfredo GoldenNuggetSports.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford396running0110
272977   Justin Haley Shavelogic   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet396running000
281634   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford395running090
29257   Corey LaJoie Shavelogic   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet395running080
303278   B.J. McLeod Keen Parts   (B.J. McLeod)Ford393running000
313651   Garrett Smithley 9/11 Scheme   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet389running000
322723   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota388running050
333415   Joey Gase Donate Life VA   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet387running000
343753   J.J. Yeley Fat Boy   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet386running000
353500   Quin Houff Trucker Appreciation   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet386running020
363352   Josh Bilicki Firetruck Scheme   (Rick Ware)Ford385running010
37 41   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet40crash410
Top 10 in Stage 1: #11, 9, 22, 5, 12, 42, 2, 19, 4, 10
Top 10 in Stage 2: #11, 18, 19, 5, 22, 20, 42, 10, 48, 4

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kyle Larson5multiple inspection failures
Cole Custer41multiple inspection failures
Garrett Smithley51driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCCody Ware519/11 SchemeRick WareChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13131  
32365   competition#53
37415  
42476   #1 accident turn 1#78
488134  
82887   end of stage 1#53
89236148  
2372448   end of stage 2#9
2452506  
2512544   #23 accident turn 1#3
255400146  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.5%             Average green flag run: 61.7 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin13232
  Kurt Busch33364
  Denny Hamlin379054
  Chase Elliott9113141
  Martin Truex, Jr.1321321
  Kyle Larson1331342
  Christopher Bell1351373
  Denny Hamlin13816124
  Chase Elliott16217716
  Denny Hamlin1781792
  Chase Elliott1801801
  Kyle Larson1811844
  Christopher Bell1851862
  Denny Hamlin18726882
  Martin Truex, Jr.26929628
  Christopher Bell2973015
  Ross Chastain3023054
  Kyle Busch30634439
  Denny Hamlin3453473
  Kyle Larson3483492
  Martin Truex, Jr.35040051

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 2151    
2   Denny Hamlin 2127   -24  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 2113   -38  
4   Joey Logano 2093   -58  
5   Ryan Blaney 2081   -70  
6   Kevin Harvick 2078   -73  
7   Chase Elliott 2072   -79  
8   Christopher Bell 2070   -81  
9   Brad Keselowski 2066   -85  
10   Kyle Busch 2061   -90  
11   Aric Almirola 2056   -95  
12   Alex Bowman 2053   -98  
12   Kurt Busch 2053   -98  
14   Tyler Reddick 2048   -103  
15   William Byron 2035   -116  
16   Michael McDowell 2015   -136  
17   Austin Dillon 739   -1412  
18   Matt DiBenedetto 602   -1549  
19   Ross Chastain 601   -1550  
20   Chris Buescher 584   -1567  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 1126    
2   Denny Hamlin 1121   -5  
3   Chase Elliott 920   -206  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 892   -234  
5   Kyle Busch 891   -235  
6   Ryan Blaney 889   -237  
7   Joey Logano 879   -247  
8   William Byron 863   -263  
9   Kevin Harvick 854   -272  
10   Brad Keselowski 791   -335  
11   Tyler Reddick 761   -365  
12   Alex Bowman 742   -384  
13   Austin Dillon 739   -387  
14   Kurt Busch 713   -413  
15   Christopher Bell 677   -449  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 602   -524  
17   Ross Chastain 601   -525  
18   Chris Buescher 584   -542  
19   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 557   -569  
20   Bubba Wallace 540   -586