Final Update: Kevin Harvick wins the 2022 Federated Auto Parts 400. He has won back-to-back races. Christopher Bell finishes in second, followed by Chris Buescher.
Lap 250 Update: Christopher Bell spins on the restart, and Austin Cindric gets the free pass as the caution flag comes out.
Lap 241 Update: Biggest wreck of the day so far as Ross Chastain breaks into Kyle Busch, causing him to spin. Erik Jones in the 43 hits Chastain and damages his car, as does Martin Truex Jr. We are in Stage 3 with 159 laps to go.
The Nos. 18 and 1 spin at the start of the Final Stage. pic.twitter.com/gNPXAVPRGq— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 14, 2022
Final Stage 2 Update: Joey Logano wins Stage 2 of the 2022 Federated Auto Parts 400. Bubba Wallace will get the free pass from the ensuing caution.
Lap 185 Update: Pretty clean race day so far. Ty Gibbs’ day is done in the #45 as the team can see oil in a pan in the car, but cant tell where it is coming from. To be safe, they pull the car behind the pit wall, which ends Gibbs’ day.
Final Stage 1 Update: Ross Chastain wins Stage 1 of the 2022 Federated Auto Parts 400. No other cautions came out in the first stage, so it started shaky but improved.
Lap 4 Update: Tyler Reddick gets spun around, and with this being a short track, it looks like there will be a quick trigger finger on caution flags. He just spins but doesn't contact any other drivers.
3:20 p.m. ET and we are underway with short track racing in Richmond!
NASCAR will run the 2022 Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sunday, August 14. The green flag is set to drop at approximately 3 p.m. ET, with the race airing on USA. This will be the 24th race of the season, with only two more after it until the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin.
We’ll be providing live updates of notable moments. There will be wrecks, dramatic passes, and somebody taking the checkered flag just before dinner time on the east coast. We’ll drop in video and provide leaderboard updates where relevant.
Martin Truex Jr. has taken the checkered flag in two of the last three iterations of this race. He won in 2019 with a time of 2:57:27 and won last year in 3:03:06. Brad Keselowski won in 2020 in 2:56:42, which is still the second fastest finish time in the last seven years.
Truex Jr. heads into race day with the best odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at +550. Denny Hamlin (+650), Kyle Larson (+650), Ross Chastain (+750) and Kyle Busch (+1000) round out the drivers with the best odds to win. Keselowski is a long shot at getting back into the winner’s circle with +6000 odds.
2022 Federated Auto Parts 400 Starting lineup
|6||Martin Truex, Jr.||19|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||47|