The beat goes on for Ross Chastain.
The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet picked up his first career Cup Series win last Sunday, when he finished first on the Circuit of the Americas in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix. This year, his 156 laps led are second among all drivers behind only Ryan Blaney and his four top-five finishes are the most among any driver.
If he’s going to keep it rolling on Sunday, he’ll have to do so in a race that has seen plenty of turnover in recent years in the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway.
The current field in the Toyota Owners 400 will feature only two drivers that have won the race multiple times. Joey Logano is the most recent driver to pick up his second win, when he won the race in 2017 to add to his 2014 victory. No one in the field has won more than Kyle Busch, who won four straight from 2009 to 2012 and then won again in 2018. With a win, Busch would tie Richard Petty for the most Cup Series wins in the Toyota Owners 400.
The Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights for NASCAR’s race at Richmond on Sunday. Follow below for complete results from the Toyota Owners 400.
NASCAR at Richmond live updates, highlights from Toyota Owners 400
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5:22 p.m.: With 20 laps remaining in the stage, Truex is almost certainly going to pass Bell shortly. He’s about a half-second back of the leader.
5:17 p.m.: Truex is making up plenty of ground on Bell. He’s now only seven seconds back of the leader and has already pitted for the second time. Bell is going to stay out the rest of the race, but he could soon be passed with 30 laps remaining.
5:13 p.m.: Chastain and Blaney getting into it. Chastain bumped Blaney and moved past him after Blaney tried to pass him on the inside.
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5:09 p.m.: Bell is back in the lead with 50 laps to go. Hamlin, Jones, Almirola and Truex next up.
5:07 p.m.: Chastain and Truex have made pit stops. Several other cars are now following their lead, including Blaney, Elliott, Kyle Busch, Logano and others.
5:06 p.m.: Blaney has cut into Truex’s lead, but he has reported some issues. He told his team the car feels loose.
5:03 p.m.: Daniel Suarez’s avoided getting spun with a save earlier in the race.
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4:59 p.m.: After watching several cars pass him, Hamlin makes the decision to pit. Bell also makes the decision to pit. Now Truex, who was the first driver to pit under green, is in the lead with Blaney, Busch, Logano and Elliott behind him.
4:57 p.m.: Austin Dillon has made the decision to pit. Bell’s lead over Truex is down to just eight seconds.
4:54 p.m.: Bell is still leading about halfway through the second stage, but the group of cars that took the green-flag pit stop are gaining on him. Truex is up to third and is just over 12 seconds behind him. Bell has not pitted since the stage change.
4:47 p.m.: Now several other drivers are pitting on green. Blaney, Kyle Busch, Byron, Harvick, Cindrick, Brad Keselowski and others have made pit stops. Bell is now leading the race.
4:46 p.m.: Truex makes a stop to pit road.
4:43 p.m.: In a bit of a surprise, Kurt Busch is back in the race. He is 107 laps down.
4:42 p.m.: Blaney said over his radio that the issues with his brakes have gone away. He keeps cruising through the first 115 laps.
4:32 p.m.: Blaney has continued his dominance in the race. He’s led each of the 93 laps so far, but he is reporting on his radio that his brakes have started vibrating.
4:28 p.m.: Stage 2 has officially begun, with Blaney and Chastain leading right out of the start.
4:23 p.m.: Blaney, Chastain, Elliott, Bell and Busch are the first five drivers off pit road.
4:19 p.m.: Blaney sweeps the first stage, leading it start to finish. Byron, Chastain, Truex, Busch, Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell, Joey Logano, Keselowski and Kevin Harvick round out the top 10.
4:14 p.m.: The top three has been changed a bit with 10 laps to go in the first stage. Chastain passed Kyle Busch to move into third. Blaney has led the entirety of the first stage, and Byron has been in second for most of it. He’s less than a minute behind the leader now.
4:13 p.m.: Kurt Busch is officially out of the race due to the loss of fuel pressure.
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4:13 p.m.: Brad Keselowski has reached the top 10 after Denny Hamlin dropped down to 11th.
4:07 p.m.: With 25 laps left, Larson and Cindric, who made early pit stops during the Kurt Busch caution, have moved up to 16th and 19th, respectively.
4:00 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Byron keep battling it out for the second spot, but Byron has the edge 25 laps into the race. Blaney has remained the steady leader in the race without any major challenges to his spot since the caution.
3:56 p.m.: The race is back to green, with Blaney again leading Byron, Kyle Busch, Truex and Ross Chastain to start the 16th lap.
3:54 p.m.: Several drivers, including Austin Cindric and Kyle Larson, take the early pit stop.
3:50 p.m.: Kurt Busch is also having issues, reporting no fuel pressure to his car. This brings out the caution for him stalling on the track.
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3:50 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. is reporting issues with his brake already. He’s been in fourth place.
3:50 p.m.: Through the first six laps, Ryan Blaney has held off challenges for the lead from William Byron and Kyle Busch. The top three are about a second ahead of the rest of the field.
3:47 p.m.: The green flag is waving, and the race has officially begun.
3:38 p.m.: Getting closer to racing at the Richmond Raceway. The command for engines to be fired has been given.
3:30 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies are underway in Richmond.
NASCAR start time today
- Date Sunday, April 3
- Time 3:30 p.m. ET
The Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at Richmond Raceway, but with prerace ceremonies, the green flag is expected to be waved at 3:45 p.m. ET.
NASCAR LINEUP AT RICHMOND: Starting order, pole for Toyota Owners 400
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel Fox (U.S.); TSN3 (Canada)
- Live stream Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Fox will continue its coverage of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season with the broadcast of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va.
Mike Joy will call the lap-by-lap action. Clint Bowyer, Chad Knaus and Larry McReynolds will provide analysis. Fox is using a rotating set of analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who is now an executive at Hendrick Motorsports.
Streamers can also view the race on the Fox Sports Go app or by streaming Fox’s broadcast using fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Viewers in Canada can watch the race on TSN3.