A leader is separating from the pack in the NASCAR Cup Series standings.
Kyle Larson enters Sunday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 on pole position, while current points leader Chase Elliott starts from 23rd. Elliott, though, holds a somewhat commanding lead over the field, with 847 points entering today’s race: His four wins and eight top-five finishes have helped push him above second place, where Ryan Blaney (728 points) currently sits.
Larson, currently in fifth place, has some short history on the short track at Richmond. Earlier in the year, he finished fifth in the 2022 Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond, and he finished sixth in the 2021 edition of the Federated Auto Parts 400. That history could bode well for another top finish, to keep him in the championship hunt.
The 2022 NASCAR season is entering the championship laps. The Sporting News will be tracking live updates, highlights and more from Sunday’s race at Richmond.
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NASCAR at Richmond live updates, highlights from Federated Auto Parts 400
3:20 p.m.: Already a caution flag after Tyler Reddick spins out on Lap 5. No damage.
3:15 p.m.: Drivers, start your engines.
Fired up and ready to roll at @richmondraceway.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 14, 2022
NASCAR start time today
- Star time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: USA (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
- Radio: MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
The Federated Auto Parts 400 will be broadcast live on USA Network in the U.S., while Canadian viewers will be able to track the action on TSN5.
Rick Allen will reprise his role as lap-by-lap broadcaster, while Cup Series veterans Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton will offer occasional musings from the booth. They’ll be joined by Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte to round off the coverage.
Those looking for a stream can find the race on Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Starting lineup for Richmond race
Larson has a decent record at Richmond Raceway, with seven top-10 finishes in his career at the 0.75-mile track, including a victory in 2017.
Larson finished fifth in last year’s race, a solid showing considering he started 21st.
Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s Federated Auto Parts 400:
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Ross Chastain||1||Trackhouse Racing|
|3||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8||Brad Keselowski||6||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|9||Erik Jones||43||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|10||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|11||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|12||Austin Dillon||3||Team Penske|
|13||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|14||Ty Gibbs||45||23XI Racing|
|15||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|16||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Racing|
|17||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|18||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|19||Noah Gragson||16||Kaulig Racing|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTD Daugherty Racing|
|21||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|22||Ty Dillon||42||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|23||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|24||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|25||Landon Cassill||77||Kaulig Racing|
|26||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|27||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|28||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|29||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|30||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|31||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|32||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|33||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|34||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|35||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Motorsports|
|36||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|