The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Richmond Raceway’s Toyota Owners 400 is presented as teams now head to Bristol for racing on Dirt.
After a brief hiatus, the power ranking is back following the seventh race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. Over the past couple of weeks, we saw Tyler Reddick emerge from the craziness to claim a checkered flag at COTA, and Kyle Larson outlasted teammate William Byron to grab his first win of the season at Richmond. With two races to consider, there is some movement in the Power Ranking this week, including another new No. 1.
Late cautions lead Kyle Larson to his first 2023 victory at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday.
The NASCAR Cup Series raced at Richmond Raceway this past weekend for its first short-track race of the season. Over the next few weeks, the NASCAR Cup Series is hitting all the short tracks. By the end of this short track swing, tempers will flare as the series heads down to Talladega Superspeedway at the end of April. A fun stretch for fans to watch.
Kyle Larson grabs his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season at Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday afternoon.
With the benefit of a fast final pit stop, Kyle Larson was able to put his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet out front at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and then hold off the field in the last 25 laps of Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2023 season.
Denny Hamlin’s late surge leads to a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday afternoon.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads into Richmond, Virginia to begin a stretch of short-track battles. Richmond Raceway is the first of three scheduled short tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The racing at Richmond is always a precursor to what lies ahead at Martinsville and Bristol. The races are always close, cars are pushing and shoving, and many drivers are going home in poor moods.
Denny Hamlin is the seventh different NASCAR Cup Series 2022 winner in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Perhaps there was no better place for Denny Hamlin to finally notch his first win of 2022. Much to the pleasure of the fans at Richmond Raceway, the hometown favorite from Chesterfield, Virginia took the lead of the Toyota Owners 400 from William Byron with five laps remaining and held off the field for a 0.552-second victory over Kevin Harvick and Byron.