Truex is coming off his victory at Martinsville. He’s the only Cup driver to win more than one race this season. He’ll be joined on the front row by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin, who has yet to win but has seven top-five finishes.
WHERE EVERYONE IS STARTING: Richmond Cup starting lineup
The Richmond Cup starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, and the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a formula based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond
Race time: 3 p.m. ET Sunday
Track: Richmond Raceway (0.75-mile speedway)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for cloudy skies, a high of 65 degrees and a 15% chance of rain.
Length: 400 laps (300 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 80. Stage 2 ends Lap 235.
TV coverage: Fox
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Starting lineup: Richmond Cup starting lineup
Next Xfinity race: April 24 at Talladega Superspeedway (113 laps, 300 miles), 4 p.m. ET on Fox
Next Truck race: Saturday at Richmond Raceway (250 laps, 187.5 miles), 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1