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The 2017 Federated Auto Parts 400, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on September 9, 2017 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 403 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 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and the final race of the regular season before the playoffs.

2017 Federated Auto Parts 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 26 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date September 9, 2017 (2017-09-09)
Location Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 404 laps, 304 mi (486.4 km)
Scheduled Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Average speed 99.417 miles per hour (159.996 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.055
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 198
Winner
No. 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Jeff Striegle, Kurt Becker and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (Backstretch)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

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

Richmond Raceway (RR), formerly known as 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

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 Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Matt Kenseth was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.333 seconds and a speed of 120.897 mph (194.565 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.333 120.897
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.333 120.897
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.421 120.423
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.456 seconds and a speed of 120.235 mph (193.499 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.456 120.235
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 22.461 120.208
3 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.514 119.925
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Qualifying for the race

Matt Kenseth scored the pole for the race with a time of 22.055 and a speed of 122.421 mph (197.018 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.893 21.961 22.055
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.001 22.079 22.081
3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.947 21.945 22.083
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.884 22.043 22.130
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.030 21.943 22.134
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.962 22.153 22.179
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.946 22.070 22.217
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.937 22.138 22.221
9 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.151 22.125 22.227
10 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.164 22.089 22.251
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.113 22.087 22.291
12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.909 22.128 22.325
13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.040 22.154
14 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 22.059 22.172
15 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 22.141 22.181
16 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.941 22.181
17 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.153 22.209
18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.989 22.212
19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.046 22.277
20 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.944 22.287
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.171 22.302
22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.143 22.352
23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.139 22.424
24 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.092 22.465
25 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 22.194
26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.201
27 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.204
28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 22.242
29 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.242
30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.248
31 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.266
32 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.294
33 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 22.363
34 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 22.466
35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 22.468
36 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.477
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 22.554
38 15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.850
39 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 23.090
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 6
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 5
7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 4
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 204

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 404 54
2 12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 404 47
3 27 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 404 36
4 3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 404 37
5 2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 404 32
6 10 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 404 43
7 16 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 404 30
8 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 404 29
9 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 404 39
10 9 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 404 29
11 15 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 404 32
12 17 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 404 25
13 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 404 28
14 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 404 23
15 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 404 25
16 28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 404 21
17 23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 404 20
18 14 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 404 19
19 8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 404 18
20 5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 403 33
21 31 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 403 16
22 32 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 403 15
23 19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 403 14
24 13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 403 21
25 18 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 402 12
26 22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 402 11
27 29 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 402 10
28 26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 402 9
29 33 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 400 8
30 36 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 400 7
31 25 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 400 6
32 24 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 400 5
33 35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 396 4
34 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 395 3
35 34 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 393 2
36 38 15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 388 1
37 39 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 318 0
38 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 257 17
39 30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 33 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 38
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds
  • Average speed: 99.417 miles per hour (159.996 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, Parker Kligerman, 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
Parker Kligerman
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: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Kurt Becker
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Dave Moody Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 5, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Richmond International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Federated Auto Parts 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 8, 2017). "Kenseth and Truex run identical speeds, top first Richmond practice". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 8, 2017). "Kyle Larson leads final Cup practice at Richmond". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Kurz Jr., Hank (September 8, 2017). "Kenseth wins pole for regular season finale at Richmond". Associated Press. Richmond, Virginia: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved September 8, 2017.


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