Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race 29th Annual ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 23: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Hellmann's Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

Starting from 3rd place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hellmann’s Chevrolet won the 29th Annual ToyotaCare 250, his 24th win in 137 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st win & 2nd Top-10 finish in 2016. This is his 4rth win & 5th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Richmond International Raceway. 2nd Place Car 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet, started from 2nd place posted his 5th Top 10 finish in 7 races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet, started from 9th place posted his 11th Top 10 finish in 26 races at Richmond International Raceway.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet, celebrates in Vitory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

4th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota, started from 6th place followed by 5th place Car 2 Austin Dillon Ruud Chevrolet, started from 10th place. 6th Place Car 5 Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet, started from 17th place followed by 7th place Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet, started from 15th place. 8th Place Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Chevrolet, started from 16th place followed by 9th place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 8th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 7th place was the highest finishing rookie. Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 9 points over Elliott Sadler.

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 23: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense USA Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense USA Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

The had 2 Cautions for 20 laps: 1st Caution on lap 127 for Car 20 Erik Jones Hisense USA Toyota and Car 74 Mike Harmon Dodge crash on the backstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 135 for Car 5 Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet, Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford, Car 7 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, Car 18 Matt Tifft NOS Energy
Drink Toyota, Car 20 Erik Jones Hisense USA Toyota, Car 43 Jeb Burton J. Streicher Ford, Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, Car 97 Ryan Ellis Vroom Brands Chevrolet a massive big crash in Turn 2.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #6 Ford EcoBoost Ford, races Brandon Jones, driver of the #33 Chevrolet Military Discount Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 4 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: E. Jones # 1-17; D. Earnhardt Jr.(i) 18-129; B. Poole # 130-132; J. Allgaier 133; D. Earnhardt Jr.(i) 134-149. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): D. Earnhardt Jr.(i) 2 times for 128 laps; E. Jones # 1 time for 17 laps; B. Poole # 1 time for 3 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 1 lap.

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 23: Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

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Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

Top 10 in Points: D. Suarez – 279; E. Sadler – 270; T. Dillon – 260; B. Jones # – 249; E. Jones # – 244; B. Gaughan – 242; J. Allgaier – 241; B. Poole # – 212; R. Reed – 210; D. Wallace Jr. – 201.

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 23: Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 WESCO Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Dash 4 Cash award after the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 WESCO Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Dash 4 Cash award after the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

There were 2 heat races decided the start of the main, there was no Cautions in either heat race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins his 1st race for his own team JR Motorsports in NASCAR XFINITY Series. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hellmann’s Chevrolet beat Car 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet with a Margin of Victory of 0.266 Seconds. Ty Dillon collected the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus available to the two highest finishes among XFINITY Series regulars from each of the two heats that preceded the main event. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. “Those last couple of laps, we were real loose in the corner, I thought Ty was going to get to me, he tried to get to me. When we got to Turn 3, we drove into the corner wide-open.”

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 8
Unofficial Race Results for the 29Th Annual Toyotacare 250 – Saturday, April 23, 2016
Richmond International Raceway – Richmond, VA – .75 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 149 Laps – 111.75 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 3. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(i) Hellmann’s Chevrolet 149 Running
2. 2. Car 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet 149 Running
3. 9. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 149 Running
4. 6. Car 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota 149 Running
5. 10. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Ruud Chevrolet 149 Running
6. 17. Car 5 Cole Custer(i) Haas Automation Chevrolet 149 Running
7. 15. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 149 Running
8. 16. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 149 Running
9. 8. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 149 Running
10. 7. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 149 Running
11. 18. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 149 Running
12. 19. Car 44 JJ Yeley Zachry Toyota 149 Running
13. 12. Car 42 Justin Marks Katerra Chevrolet 149 Running
14. 25. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Toyota 149 Running
15. 13. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Chevrolet Military Discount Chevrolet 148 Running
16. 11. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 148 Running
17. 22. Car 21 Spencer Gallagher(i) Water Pulse Chevrolet 148 Running
18. 14. Car 4 Ross Chastain Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet 148 Running
19. 21. Car 43 Jeb Burton J. Streicher Ford 148 Running
20. 26. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 147 Running
21. 20. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 147 Running
22. 23. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 147 Running
23. 24. Car 01 Ryan Preece # GK Services Chevrolet 146 Running
24. 29. Car 07 Ray Black Jr. # Scuba Life Chevrolet 146 Running
25. 30. Car 15 Travis Kvapil(i) Corvetteparts.net Ford 146 Running
26. 32. Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Virginia Chevrolet 146 Running
27. 31. Car 25 Harrison Rhodes Lilly Trucking/CarportEmpire.com Chevrolet 146 Running
28. 28. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Main Gate Ford 146 Running
29. 33. Car 97 Ryan Ellis Vroom Brands Chevrolet 145 Running
30. 37. Car 70 Derrike Cope Acredale Vending Chevrolet 144 Running
31. 38. Car 13 Timmy Hill(i) Braille Battery/Grafoid Dodge 143 Running
32. 36. Car 90 Todd Peck BuckedUp Ford 143 Running
33. 5. Car 18 Matt Tifft(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 135 Accident
34. 1. Car 20 Erik Jones # Hisense USA Toyota 134 Accident
35. 4. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 134 Accident
36. 34. Car 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 123 Accident
37. 27. Car 14 Jeff Green Tri-Star Motorsports Toyota 104 Brakes
38. 35. Car 40 Carl Long TLC Vacation Club Dodge 17 Brakes
39. 39. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 12 Suspension
40. 40. Car 93 Josh Wise(i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 7 Transmission

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field: No. 43 (engine change). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 11 Mins, 37 Secs. Average Speed: 93.623 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.266 Seconds.

Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #88. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Daniel Suarez, #19 Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brennan Poole, #48.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 30, 2016 – Talladega Superspeedway

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