Joey Logano won the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series 63rd Annual Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

Starting from 5th Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford won the 63rd Annual Toyota Owners 400, his 18th win in 300 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 1st win & 8th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & Top 10 finish in 17 races at Richmond International Raceway. Logano becomes the fifth driver in series history to win in his 300th start joining Denny Hamlin (Talladega, 2014), Kyle Busch (Texas, 2013), Kasey Kahne (Charlotte, 2012) and Rusty Wallace (Atlanta, 1993). 2. 15. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, started from 15th place posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 16 races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 7th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota, started from 16th place posted his 13th Top 10 finish in 22 races at Richmond International Raceway.

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

4th Place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Ford, started from 4th place followed by 5th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford, started from 6th place. 6th Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray GearWrench Chevrolet, started from 10th place followed by 7th place Car 31 Ryan Newman Okuma Chevrolet, started from 13th place. 8th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford, started from 9th place followed by 9th place Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford, started from 25th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota, in 10th place, started from 3rd place. Daniel Suarez (12th) was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 40 points over Martin Truex Jr. Joey Logano pulled off a slick move on Kyle Busch just before the last set of pits. Logano pulled off in the last second to get into pits, just barley getting under the commitment box, Busch followed him & missed the commitment box. Kyle was penalized with having to start in the back for the pit violation. I just hope he is not penalized for refusing comment on the issue at the end of the race, he was mad & putting his thoughts into word would not have been nice.

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Circle K Toyota, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, lead the field under caution prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 9 Cautions for 53 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 7 for Car 77 Erik Jones # GameStop/Prey Toyota Crash Turn 4. 2nd Caution on lap 67 for Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Ford Crash Turn 4. 3rd Caution on lap 102 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 202 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 252 for Debris On The Frontstretch. 6th Caution on lap 345 for Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash Backstretch. 7th Caution on lap 358 for Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet Crash Turn 3. 8th Caution on lap 368 for Debris Turn 4. 9th Caution on lap 378 for Car 41 Kurt Busch Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford, Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Crash Turn 3.

 

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 18 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: M. Kenseth 1-163; B. Keselowski 164-204; M. Kenseth 205; D. Hamlin 206-228; K. Harvick 229-237; B. Keselowski 238-251; K. Harvick 252; D. Hamlin 253-286; B. Keselowski 287-319; R. Newman 320-344; K. Harvick 345; B. Keselowski 346-357; Kyle Busch 358; B. Keselowski 359-360; D. Hamlin 361-362; B. Keselowski 363-370; J. Logano 371-378; K. Larson 379-383; J. Logano 384-400.

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Circle K Toyota, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, take the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

Stages
Stage 1: 20,42,78,4,11,2,31,1,14,22
Stage 2: 2,20,4,11,42,31,1,14,13,22

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the 63Rd Annual Toyota Owners 400 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Richmond International Raceway – Richmond, VA – .75 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 400 Laps – 300 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 5. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 400 Running
2. 15. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts Ford 400 Running
3. 16. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 400 Running
4. 4. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Ford 400 Running
5. 6. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 400 Running
6. 10. Car 1 Jamie McMurray GearWrench Chevrolet 400 Running
7. 13. Car 31 Ryan Newman Okuma Chevrolet 400 Running
8. 9. Car 41 Kurt Busch Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford 400 Running
9. 25. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 400 Running
10. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota 400 Running
11. 17. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 400 Running
12. 11. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 400 Running
13. 29. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 400 Running
14. 18. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 400 Running
15. 8. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Days Ford 400 Running
16. 7. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 400 Running
17. 23. Car 37 Chris Buescher Kingsford Chevrolet 400 Running
18. 21. Car 10 Danica Patrick Code 3 Associates Ford 400 Running
19. 30. Car 38 David Ragan Camping World/Good Sam Ford 400 Running
20. 38. Car 3 Austin Dillon AAA Chevrolet 400 Running
21. 28. Car 34 Landon Cassill The Pete Store Ford 400 Running
22. 19. Car 5 Kasey Kahne AARP Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 400 Running
23. 1. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Circle K Toyota 400 Running
24. 14. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Brakes Chevrolet 400 Running
25. 26. Car 27 Paul Menard Rockstar Energy/Menards Chevrolet 400 Running
26. 24. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 400 Running
27. 36. Car 72 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 400 Running
28. 32. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto EJ Wade Construction Ford 400 Running
29. 27. Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 399 Running
30. 12. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 398 Running
31. 31. Car 23 Gray Gaulding # sweetfrog Toyota 398 Running
32. 34. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie # EJ Wade Construction Toyota 396 Running
33. 33. Car 15 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 395 Running
34. 37. Car 51 * Timmy Hill(i) SleepFresh Mattress Chevrolet 393 Running
35. 35. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Towne Bank Chevrolet 392 Running
36. 2. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 378 Accident
37. 22. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 333 Running
38. 20. Car 77 Erik Jones # GameStop/Prey Toyota 4 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: Nos. 22 (Transmission Change) and 3 (Inspection Penalty). Failed to Qualify: N/A.

Caution Flags: 9 for 53 laps. Lead Changes: 18 among 8 drivers. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 12 Mins, 08 Secs. Average Speed: 93.685 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.775 Seconds.

20,42,78,4,11,2,31,1,14,22
2,20,4,11,42,31,1,14,13,22

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Matt Kenseth #20. Coors Light Pole Award: Matt Kenseth, #20 121.076 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Daniel Suarez, #19 17 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Joey Logano, #22 0.505 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Matt Kenseth, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Daniel Suarez, #19.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 7, 2017 – Talladega Superspeedway

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