The beat goes on for Ross Chastain.
The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet picked up his first career Cup Series win last Sunday, when he finished first on the Circuit of the Americas in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix. This year, his 156 laps led are second among all drivers behind only Ryan Blaney and his four top-five finishes are the most among any driver.
If he’s going to keep it rolling on Sunday, he’ll have to do so in a race that has seen plenty of turnover in recent years in the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway.
The current field in the Toyota Owners 400 will feature only two drivers that have won the race multiple times. Joey Logano is the most recent driver to pick up his second win, when he won the race in 2017 to add to his 2014 victory. No one in the field has won more than Kyle Busch, who won four straight from 2009 to 2012 and then won again in 2018. With a win, Busch would tie Richard Petty for the most Cup Series wins in the Toyota Owners 400.
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NASCAR at Richmond live updates, highlights from Toyota Owners 400
(All times Eastern)
4:00 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Byron keep battling it out for the second spot, but Byron has the edge 25 laps into the race. Blaney has remained the steady leader in the race without any major challenges to his spot since the caution.
3:56 p.m.: The race is back to green, with Blaney again leading Byron, Kyle Busch, Truex and Ross Chastain to start the 16th lap.
3:54 p.m.: Several drivers, including Austin Cindric and Kyle Larson, take the early pit stop.
3:50 p.m.: Kurt Busch is also having issues, reporting no fuel pressure to his car. This brings out the caution for him stalling on the track.
He knew there was a problem.
A mechanical issue forces @KurtBusch‘s No. 45 car behind the wall. pic.twitter.com/mhNV1NXHk5
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 3, 2022
3:50 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. is reporting issues with his brake already. He’s been in fourth place.
3:50 p.m.: Through the first six laps, Ryan Blaney has held off challenges for the lead from William Byron and Kyle Busch. The top three are about a second ahead of the rest of the field.
3:47 p.m.: The green flag is waving, and the race has officially begun.
3:38 p.m.: Getting closer to racing at the Richmond Raceway. The command for engines to be fired has been given.
3:30 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies are underway in Richmond.
NASCAR start time today
- Date Sunday, April 3
- Time 3:30 p.m. ET
The Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at Richmond Raceway, but with prerace ceremonies, the green flag is expected to be waved at 3:45 p.m. ET.
NASCAR LINEUP AT RICHMOND: Starting order, pole for Toyota Owners 400
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel Fox (U.S.); TSN3 (Canada)
- Live stream Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Fox will continue its coverage of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season with the broadcast of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va.
Mike Joy will call the lap-by-lap action. Clint Bowyer, Chad Knaus and Larry McReynolds will provide analysis. Fox is using a rotating set of analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who is now an executive at Hendrick Motorsports.
Streamers can also view the race on the Fox Sports Go app or by streaming Fox’s broadcast using fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Viewers in Canada can watch the race on TSN3.