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2016 Federated Auto Parts 400

The 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on September 10, 2016 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 407 laps -- extended from 400 laps due to an overtime finish, on the .75-mile (1.21 km) D-shaped short track. It was the 26th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and the final race of the regular season before the playoffs. Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin won his second career race at his home track from the pole and his third race of the 2016 season.

2016 Federated Auto Parts 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 26 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 logo 2.jpeg
Date September 10, 2016 (2016-09-10)
Location Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 407 laps, 305.25 mi (488.40 km)
Scheduled Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Average speed 85.778 mph (138.046 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.069
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 193
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Nielsen Ratings 1.5/3 (Overnight)[10]
1.6/3 (Final)[11]
2.7 million viewers[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (Backstretch)

Kyle Larson made his way to a second place finish, the race had seven lead changes among different drivers, as well as a new track record with sixteen cautions for 89 laps, and one red flag for 20 minutes and 23 seconds.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Richmond International Raceway, the track where the race will be held.

Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a 3/4-mile (1.2 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in Henrico County. It hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, an IndyCar Series race and two USAC sprint car races.

Entry listEdit

The preliminary entry list for the race included 41 cars and was released on September 5, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. Eastern time.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Dylan Lupton (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.318 and a speed of 120.979 mph (194.697 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.318 120.979
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.379 120.649
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.397 120.552
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Casey Mears was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.396 and a speed of 120.557 mph (194.018 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.396 120.557
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.482 120.096
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.536 119.808
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race with a time of 22.069 and a speed of 122.344 mph (196.894 km/h).[14] Asked why it took so long in the season to get a pole, Hamlin said he had "no idea. We were second and third so many times it was crazy. We were actually looking at the rainouts and were like, ‘We’re going to start seventh because of the rainouts. It hurts our average.’”[15] He also added that Richmond was his "hometown (being from nearby Chesterfield County, Virginia), so I’d probably be a little more aggressive than I would at any other racetrack, but ultimately this race isn’t going to make or break a championship run for us, but it surely would do a whole lot for momentum and feel-good going into the Chase if we could win."[16]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.905 21.970 22.069
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.845 21.979 22.079
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.938 22.011 22.087
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.865 21.999 22.097
5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 21.808 21.891 22.105
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 21.874 21.958 22.123
7 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.816 22.039 22.123
8 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.846 22.056 22.197
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.844 21.996 22.230
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.011 22.050 22.323
11 88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.974 22.006 22.346
12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.983 22.080 22.392
13 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.939 22.082
14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 21.990 22.086
15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.976 22.123
16 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.066 22.128
17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.865 22.145
18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.011 22.173
19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.065 22.212
20 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.859 22.217
21 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 22.012 22.257
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.066 22.378
23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.068 22.425
24 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 22.049 22.440
25 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 22.077
26 13 Casey Mears Germin Racing Chevrolet 22.078
27 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 22.079
28 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.083
29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.102
30 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.117
31 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.139
32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.143
33 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 22.171
34 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.172
35 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.215
36 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 22.268
37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 22.269
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.328
39 83 Dylan Lupton (i) BK Racing Toyota 22.461
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 22.466
Failed to qualify
41 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.519
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

Under mostly clear evening Virginia skies, Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag at 7:47. Ryan Blaney brought out the first caution of the race on lap 10 after suffering a tire blowout and slamming the wall in turn 1.

The race restarted on lap 16. The field settled into place and rode around the track. Martin Truex Jr. took the lead from Hamlin on lap 52. The second caution of the race flew on lap 85 for A. J. Allmendinger spinning out in turn 4. Kurt Busch exited pit road with the race lead after missing his pit stall. He came back in and the lead went to Hamlin. During the caution, Greg Biffle got into and turned Tony Stewart on pit road. Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne were sent to the tail end of the field for speeding on pit road.

The race restarted on lap 92. The third caution of the race flew on lap 96 for Chase Elliott suffering a tire blowout and slamming the wall on the frontstretch.

The race restarted on lap 100. For the next 102 laps, the race ran green. Truex took back the race lead on the restart and held it until Johnson suffered a tire blowout, slammed the turn 1 wall and brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 202.

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 212. Debris on the frontstretch brought out the fifth caution of the race on lap 223. Brad Keselowski was sent to the tail end of the field for speeding.

The race restarted on lap 228. Kurt Busch held the lead for two laps before Truex took it back. Matt Kenseth took the lead from Truex on lap 246 as the sixth caution of the race flew for David Ragan suffering a tire blowout and slamming the wall in turn 1. Regan Smith opted not to pit when the lead lap cars did and assumed the lead, but came down two laps later and handed the lead to Hamlin. Five drivers were sent to the rear for various penalties during the caution: Kevin Harvick and Ragan for speeding, Aric Almirola and Kenseth for a pit box violation, and Brian Scott for too many crew members over the wall.

The race restarted on lap 251. The seventh caution of the race flew on lap 266 for Paul Menard rear-ending the wall in turn 2. He went on to finish 40th.[17] Kyle Larson exited pit road with the race lead. Danica Patrick (commitment line violation) and Truex (speeding) were sent to the tail end of the field for pit road infractions.

The race restarted on lap 272. Hamlin powered by Larson to retake the lead on lap 273. The eighth caution of the race flew on lap 280 for a single-car wreck involving Casey Mears in turn 3.

The race restarted on lap 285. The ninth caution of the race flew on lap 292 after Michael Annett suffered a tire blowout and slammed the wall in turn 2. Larson exited pit road with the race lead.

The race restarted with 104 laps to go. Truex worked his way back to the lead with 96 laps to go. The 10th caution of the race flew with 78 laps to go for a single-car wreck in turn 2 involving Carl Edwards. Hamlin exited pit road with the race lead. Ryan Newman (speeding) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (pit box violation) were sent to the tail end of the field for pit road infractions.

The race restarted with 73 laps to go. The 11th caution of the race flew with 71 laps to go for Allmendinger slamming the wall in turn 1.

The race restarted with 67 laps to go. The 12th caution of the race flew with 63 laps to go for Kenseth slamming the wall in turn 2. This came after contact with Keselowski on the previous restart. Kenseth said after the race that he was sure Keselowski would "send a Tweet out or go on a TV show and explain how it wasn't his fault. But he knows better than that. He knows his angle was bad and he just drove way up in the corner because he made a mistake and he was trying to make up for it and had no respect for anybody on the outside lane. Unfortunately, we had a wrecked car because of it."[18] Keselowski said he "just missed a shift and ruined Matt's day. ... I made a mistake, and it was kind of crappy for everyone. Hopefully, he’ll accept the apology. … That’s not what anybody wants to see, including myself.”[19]

The race restarted with 56 laps to go. The 13th caution of the race flew with 53 laps to go for Allmendinger wrecking on the fronstretch.

The race restarted with 49 laps to go. The 14th caution of the race flew with 45 laps to go for Matt DiBenedetto suffering a tire blowout and slamming the wall in turn 3.

The race restarted with 38 laps to go. The 15th caution of the race flew with 36 laps to go for an eight-car wreck in turn 3. It started when Stewart came down across the nose of Newman's car and sent both of them into the wall.[20] As they continued traveling, more cars were collected as Ragan slammed into the back of Newman's car, Scott slammed into Ragan's car and Dylan Lupton got into Newman and his car ended up off the ground.[21] Newman said afterwards that Stewart "has got issues. We all know he’s got issues. He proved it again tonight. I was clearly inside of him getting into Turn 1, he cut across my nose, I was on the brakes, on the apron and I hit him coming off of Turn 2, but only because I got loose, I was on the apron. The next thing I know he is driving across my nose on the back straightaway because he’s Tony Stewart and he thinks he owns everything. It’s unfortunate, but shouldn’t expect anything less from him.”[22] Stewart responded to Newman's comments saying his former teammate "had to press the issue tonight and put himself in a couple of bad spots. There’s 39 other guys you can put yourself in bad spots with. Don’t put yourself in a bad spot with me and don’t start shoving me around the racetrack because he knows from experience I don’t put up with it.”[23] “It’s an important race," Stewart added. "He was in a pressure situation coming into here and I had nothing to do with the first 25 races to put him in a pressure situation. You expect to get run into once or twice but the third time’s the charm and that’s when I had enough of it. I wrecked myself doing it. So it wasn’t like I didn’t wreck myself doing it. I’m not really sure that I’m going to lose a lot of sleep over his opinion.”[24]

The red flag then came out to ensue to facilitate cleanup around the track, After 20 minutes and 23 seconds, the red flag was lifted and the field continued under caution.

The race restarted with 31 laps to go. Hamlin was pulling away from the field and had the race all but locked up until Smith suffered a tire blowout, slammed the wall in turn 3 and brought out the 16th caution of the race with two laps to go.

OvertimeEdit

The race restarted with two laps to go, six laps past the 400 lap advertised distance, and Hamlin scored the victory while Kurt Busch spun out coming to the overtime line.[25]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Hamlin said in victory lane that winning the race "feels great. I’ll tell you, our cars were really running well. Wheels and the whole group just gave me a great car. Really got it tuned in there the last half of the race. Just good restarts, finally everything just kind of worked well for us all day. I didn’t think staying out was the right thing to do, but great call there, and actually, I got this from one of our Toyota guests on his birthday day today. He gave me this. He said it helped him get through tough times, so kept that in the car, and thank Eli for that.”[26]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 407 44
2 2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 407 40
3 6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 407 40
4 17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 407 37
5 19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 407 36
6 7 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 407 35
7 4 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 407 34
8 5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 407 34
9 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 407 32
10 12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 407 31
11 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 407 30
12 27 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 407 29
13 8 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 407 28
14 18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 407 27
15 29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 407 26
16 11 88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 407 25
17 23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 407 24
18 22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 407 23
19 34 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 407 22
20 16 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 407 21
21 26 13 Casey Mears Germin Racing Chevrolet 407 20
22 33 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 407 19
23 28 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 407 18
24 31 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 407 17
25 39 83 Dylan Lupton (i) BK Racing Toyota 406 0
26 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 404 15
27 40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 403 15
28 15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 402 13
29 24 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 397 13
30 36 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 396 11
31 37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 390 10
32 13 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 366 9
33 14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 363 8
34 21 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 362 7
35 35 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 362 6
36 32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 358 5
37 25 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 352 4
38 3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 335 4
39 20 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 279 2
40 30 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 264 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 16 for 89
  • Red flags: 1 for 20 minutes and 23 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 31 minutes and 33 seconds
  • Average speed: 85.778 miles per hour (138.046 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

The Motor Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Dave Moody Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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