By NASCAR rules, if the first two stages of a race are complete, the race is official. With about 40 to go, Bowyer almost caught him, but Truex never let him pass, and finally Bowyer relinquished the second spot to Logano, who seemed to have the faster auto of the top two. The front-row of Saturday's starting grid has changed, though, as the provisional second-place starter, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Erik Jones, failed its first time through inspection. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FOX, the network's flagship channel, for the Richmond race after last week's race on FS1. Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch the race. The 7:30 p.m. ET start time is the traditional start time for NASCAR Cup Series night races this season (with a few exceptions).
Saturday Night Thunder has always been absent as late night entertainment on ESPN.
XFINITY: In Richmond, Virgina, Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway. Easier said than done, of course. It's the fifth stage victory of the season for Busch, who is trying for his third straight victory on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval. Nobody has done that at Richmond since Bobby Allison won three consecutive races in 1982-83.
Kevin Harvick started from the pole in the NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway, but the field was jumbled considerably. With those drivers moving to the back, Kyle Larson, who was 14th in the second round of qualifying Friday moves into the top-10 for Saturday's green flag. He also extended his current Top-10 streak to seven races. The silver lining for Larson: He leads all active Cup drivers in average starting position at Richmond (8.5). Leader Kyle Busch was penalized for speeding on pit road and sent back to the 24th position.
Harvick has three career wins at Richmond, and no active driver has more Cup Series starts at the track than he does (36; tied with Kurt Busch).