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PHOTOS: 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 At Richmond International Raceway

PHOTOS: 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 At Richmond International Raceway

by September 11, 2016 0 comments

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin captured his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday after holding off the field in NASCAR Overtime in the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Hamlin move up to 25th on the series’ all-time wins list after claiming his 29th career victory. The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry led 189 laps en route to the victory in his home state of Virginia. He now has three wins this season.

Saturday night’s race also marked the end of the regular season. NASCAR’s grid for the Chase is now set. Chase Elliott and Chris Buescher became the first¬†Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders to make NASCAR’s playoffs, since Denny Hamlin did so during the 2006 season.

Hunter Thomas and Barrett Goodson were at the track covering all of the action. Check out the incredible photos that they captured below.

 

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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