Denny Hamlin took a controversial victory last weekend at Pocono after pushing Kyle Larson into the outside wall on a late-race restart.
After securing his 50th career victory and Toyota’s 600th in NASCAR, the experienced driver triumphantly waved the checkered flag, despite facing a chorus of disapproving boos. However, he showed no remorse for his achievement and did not offer any apologies.
He led a Toyota 1-2-3 with 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick in second and Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. finishing third.
Truex’s advantage in the regular season championship has grown, with him now holding a 30-point lead over William Byron.
Michael McDowell currently occupies the last position in the playoffs, with a 17-point advantage over A.J. Allmendinger and a 23-point lead over Daniel Suarez.
Larson is the most recent winner at Richmond, taking victory in a Hendrick Motorsports 1-2 finish earlier this year.
Justin Haley has announced that he will be departing from Kaulig Racing by the end of this year and will be joining Rick Ware Racing in a long-term agreement. This news has caused some buzz in the Silly Season.
Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion was announced as the new crew chief for Ty Dillon by Spire Motorsports this week. Additionally, Cal Wells III has been appointed as the new CEO of Legacy Motor Club.
Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Mavis Tires & Brakes Toyota Camry
Photo by: Rachel Schuoler / NKP / Motorsport Images
What is the schedule for NASCAR events at Richmond and Road America?
The schedule is not final and may be altered; The Cup and Trucks races will take place at Richmond, while the Xfinity Series race will be held at Road America.
Friday, July 28
5:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series practice – USA NETWORK
5:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series practice – N/A
5:35 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying – N/A
6:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
Saturday, July 29
12:35 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice – USA NETWORK
12:20 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Road America Race (45 laps) – NBC
7:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Richmond Race (250 laps) – FS1
Sunday, July 30
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Richmond Race (400 laps) – USA NETWORK
Can I observe?
- Date: Sunday, July 23
- The TV show will begin at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Stages/Laps: (70/160/170) – 400 laps
- TV channel: USA NETWORK | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock (post-race show)
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Shingrix Toyota Camry leads
Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / Motorsport Images
Which drivers are participating in the race at Richmond?
There are a total of 36 cars listed for the race, and all the spots have been filled. Ryan Newman will be driving the No. 51 RWR car, and Derek Kraus will be practicing and qualifying the No. 16 car for A.J. Allmendinger, who will be participating in the Xfinity race at Road America on Saturday.