PHOTOS: 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 At Richmond International Racewayby Hunter Thomas 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.