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The 2017 Toyota Owners 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on April 30, 2017, at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the 0.75 mile (1.2 km) asphalt short track, it was the ninth race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Toyota Owners 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 9 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
2017 Toyota Owners 400 logo.jpeg
Date April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
Location Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Average speed 93.685 miles per hour (150.771 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.300
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 164
Winner
No. 22 Joey Logano Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.7/6 (Overnight)[11]
2.9/6 (Final)[12]
4.6 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

Joey Logano won the race, his 18th career win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, having done it from the rear of the field. This race was his 300th Cup Series start. However, on May 4, 2017, due to a rear suspension issue, Logano’s win was encumbered. It did not count as a ticket to the Playoffs.

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Richmond International Raceway, the track where the race was 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 Monster Energy NASCAR 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 Reed Sorenson 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 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star 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

First practiceEdit

Martin Truex, Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 21.743 seconds and a speed of 124.178 mph (199.845 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 21.743 124.178
2 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 21.945 123.035
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.992 122.772
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Matt Kenseth scored the pole for the race with a time of 22.300 and a speed of 121.076 mph (194.853 km/h).[14]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.499 22.435 22.300
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 22.634 22.488 22.341
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.474 22.432 22.373
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.595 22.422 22.412
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 22.338 22.228 22.429
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.338 22.318 22.439
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.517 22.482 22.468
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.345 22.557 22.473
9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.479 22.444 22.495
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.530 22.431 22.558
11 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.649 22.541 22.672
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.636 22.526 22.689
13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.522 22.557
14 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.501 22.562
15 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 22.508 22.562
16 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.419 22.563
17 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.368 22.568
18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.567 22.617
19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.627 22.646
20 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.644 22.699
21 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.625 22.709
22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.645 22.758
23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.547 22.797
24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.659 23.072
25 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.674
26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.687
27 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 22.705
28 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.715
29 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.728
30 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.810
31 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 22.856
32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 22.893
33 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 23.001
34 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 23.058
35 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 23.078
36 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 23.089
37 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 23.238
38 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 32.612
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Erik Jones was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 22.367 seconds and a speed of 120.714 mph (194.270 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.367 120.714
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.491 120.048
3 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.499 120.005
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.675 seconds and a speed of 119.074 mph (191.631 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.675 119.074
2 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.686 119.016
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.727 118.801
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

Matt Kenseth led the field to the green flag at 2:16 p.m. Erik Jones made contact with Kasey Kahne exiting Turn 2 on the first lap, leading to a left-front tire cut and slamming the wall on the seventh of the race.[17] Jones, after being released from the infield care center, said he and Kahne, were "three-wide right on the start and then the 5 ran us up into the fence. I was trying not to wreck everybody and then a couple laps later the GameStop Prey Toyota Camry cut a left-front tire. It’s just really a heartbreaking day. It’s not what we wanted, but we’ll just have to come back next week with another fast race car and try to run up front again.”[18] He went on to finish last.[19]

The race restarted on lap 12. The second caution flew on lap 65 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made contact with the wall in Turn 3.[20] Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. restarted from the tail-end of the field for speeding.[21]

The race restarted on lap 72. Kenseth won the first stage and the third caution flew for the conclusion of the first stage.[21]

Second stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 110. Brad Keselowski passed Kenseth on the backstretch to take the lead on lap 164, won the second stage and the fourth caution flew for the conclusion of the second stage.[22] Denny Hamlin exited pit road with the race lead. Jimmie Johnson restarted from the tail-end of the field for an uncontrolled tire.[21]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 212 and Hamlin lost the lead to Keselowski on the restart. Kevin Harvick passed Keselowski for the lead with 170 laps to go. Keselowski drove past Harvick on the outside exiting Turn 2 to retake the lead with 162 to go. Debris in the restart zone, a towel, brought out the fifth caution with 150 to go. Hamlin exited pit road with the race lead Kasey Kahne restarted the race from the tail-end of the field for speeding.[21]

The race restarted with 144 to go. Keselowski edged out Hamlin at the start/finish line to retake the lead with 113 to go. A number of cars hit pit road with 84 to go to start a cycle of green flag pit stops. Keselowski pitted from the lead with 81 to go, giving it to Ryan Newman.[23] Exiting pit road with 57 to go, Johnson slammed into teammate Earnhardt exiting Turn 2 and brought out the sixth caution.[24] Earnhardt told reporters after the race that Johnson "said he didn’t see us. We were out there running around the top and weren’t ready to pit yet, and he said that he didn’t get any notice that there was a car on the outside. … Jimmie didn’t know I was there. Came off the corner and didn’t know I was there. It was an explosion. But the car held up pretty well.”[25] Johnson said after the race that he was trying to decipher "if I just didn’t hear it being told to me or if it wasn’t told to me. It’s still terrible, obviously. Man, I’m surprised our cars kept rolling after that because I just body-slammed him into the wall. And I could have easily not heard the clear or something else happened. I don’t know. But that’s the last thing you want to happen with a teammate.”[26]

The race restarted with 51 to go. With 43 laps to go, Earnhardt suffered a left-rear tire cut and spun out in Turn 3, bringing out the seventh caution. During the caution, Ty Dillon spun out entering Turn 3 in front of Clint Bowyer. Hamlin exited pit road with the race lead.[21]

The race restarted with 39 to go and Keselowski took the lead on the ensuing lap. Kenseth made contact with Chase Elliott in Turn 1 and his right-rear tire went flat with 38 to go.[27] Debris brought out the eighth caution with 33 to go. Keselowski and Logano stayed out while the rest of the drivers pitted. Martin Truex Jr. restarted from the tail-end of the field for a commitment line violation.[21]

The race restarted with 30 to go and Joey Logano passed Keselowski exiting Turn 2 on the ensuing lap to take the lead. The ninth caution flew with 24 to go when Ryan Blaney made contact with Kurt Busch exiting Turn 2, suffered a cut left-rear tire, spun out and slammed the wall in Turn 3.[28] Kyle Larson opted not to pit and assumed the lead. Kyle Busch, commitment line violation, and Elliott, uncontrolled tire, restarted the race from the tail-end of the field for pit road infractions.[21]

The race restarted with 20 to go. Logano passed Larson with 17 to go and drove on to score the victory.[29]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Logano said in victory lane it was "nice to break through and get our first points win of the year, that being on the 300th start. For me personally, it was kind of a cool milestone to hit and drive into victory lane with that, too.”[30]

Hamlin, who finished a season best third, said after the race that third "was about as good as we had. You know, we just didn’t have the speed that the other cars had. We talked about that Friday during media. But we optimized our day. It’s the best we could do. We finished right where we should have.”[31]

Stenhouse, who rebounded from hitting the wall early in the race to finish fourth, said he "had to fight hard for this top-five. I made a mistake early. I thought we had a car capable of running in the top five a lot. I got loose into [Turn] 3 and got into the fence and had to play catchup from there."[32]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 10
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 2
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 200

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 17
2 15 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 50
3 16 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 47
4 4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 33
5 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 47
6 10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 38
7 13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 39
8 9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 29
9 25 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 400 28
10 3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 400 35
11 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 26
12 11 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 25
13 29 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 24
14 18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 38
15 8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 27
16 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 21
17 23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 400 20
18 21 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 19
19 30 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 400 18
20 38 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 17
21 28 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 400 16
22 19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 15
23 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 33
24 14 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 13
25 26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 12
26 24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 400 13
27 36 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 400 10
28 32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Fas Lane Racing Ford 400 9
29 27 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 399 8
30 12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 398 7
31 31 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 398 6
32 34 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 396 5
33 33 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 395 4
34 37 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 393 0
35 35 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 392 2
36 2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 378 1
37 22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 332 1
38 20 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 4 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 53
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 12 minutes and 8 seconds
  • Average speed: 93.685 miles per hour (150.771 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 17th race at the Richmond International Raceway. Mike Joy, two-time Richmond winner Jeff Gordon and six-time Richmond winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Chris Neville
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race which will also be simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and six-time Richmond winner Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field raced down the frontstretch. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform inside the backstretch when the field raced down the backstretch. Winston Kelley, Alex Hayden and Glenn Jarrett worked pit road for the radio side.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Winston Kelley
Alex Hayden
Glenn Jarrett

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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