Martin Truex Jr Edges Denny Hamlin for a Playoff Victory  

Martin Truex Jr edges Denny Hamlin for a playoff victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.

Martin Truex Jr edges Denny Hamlin for a playoff victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.

Richmond Raceway was the battleground for the second race in the opening round of the 2021 Cup Series playoffs. Some short-track action just to add some drama in the early rounds. The racing at Richmond Raceway has provided dramatic moments that have ended the championship hopes of many teams. However, it is a great place to try to steal a win and advance if a driver plays his cards right. 

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Martin Truex Jr Wins the Playoff Race at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr wins the playoff race at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday.

Martin Truex Jr wins the playoff race at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday evening.

Martin Truex Jr. received a penalty on the opening lap of the race for crossing the start/finish line in front of polesitter Denny Hamlin at the green flag. But 400 laps later Truex led the field across the line again – this time as the race winner of Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

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Keselowski Advances with a Richmond Win

Brad Keselowski advances with Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night in Richmond, Virginia
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Keselowski advances with Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night in Richmond, Virginia.

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs continued this past Saturday at Richmond Raceway. There was quite a bit of action in last week’s race at Darlington, and it only increases as this first round comes to a close. Two short tracks at Richmond and Bristol will determine the 12 drivers to advance in the playoffs.

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Brad Keselowski Dominates at Richmond Playoff Race

Brad Keselowski dominates at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Brad Keselowski dominates at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night.

Making good on a confident Babe Ruth-like prediction earlier this week when Brad Keselowski said he expects to dominate and win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 Playoff race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

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Cash or Pass at Richmond

Cash or Pass at Richmond Raceway is for the best and worst picks for the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night, September 12th.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 21: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 21, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Cash or Pass at Richmond Raceway is for the best and worst picks for the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night, September 12th.

Just one race into the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and one Cash or Pass’ ‘Cash In’ driver is already correct, with Kevin Harvick taking the win at Darlington after a selection as a ‘good bet’ last wee. Now, the Cup Series heads from the banked oval of South Carolina to the 0.75-mile short track outside of Richmond, Virginia.

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