Denny Hamlin: Third at Richmond

Bubba Wallace leads Daniel Suarez, Clint Bowyer, Chad Finchum and Aric Almirola during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Monday

The victory was Busch's fifth Richmond win, and his third consecutive win this season. That was the deepest in the field a victor had ever started at Richmond. "They're awesome every week and I love racing with these guys and Joe Gibbs Racing".

"The pit crew tonight won this race for us tonight", Busch said. (Crew chief) Adam Stevens and my guys did a phenomenal job. "I knew a caution was going to be coming out so I shot a little bit of a gap there and got through there just in time for the caution and then the lucky dog, and then we screwed that up on pit road".

He ran into problems not on the racetrack but on pit road. "They won this race for us". Chase Elliott finished second, and Manchester High graduate Denny Hamlin took third. Busch started in 32nd place and put together a furious charge from the race's start.

"We'll see what we can do..."

So, with Talladega awaiting next weekend, what about a fourth win a row?

Winning four in a row is a much different beast than taking three straight, which is why drivers have rarely done it in NASCAR's modern era.

Elliott finished second in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevy for the eighth-time in his career.

"It was a fortunate circumstance for us there at the end with how the cautions fell", Elliott said. "Having a short run there at the end was definitely in our favor". "It was nice to be on the good end of things for once".

"I think we have to continue to be realistic with ourselves". I think the result shouldn't weigh into how hard we worked this week because we have some work to do. We have to be in tech line 50 minutes after practice, so I just don't think we can get our auto fixed today. Jimmie Johnson joined him in the top 10, finishing sixth.

"We had to start the race on the tires we qualified with", he said, "and as soon as we got those tires off the auto, we were a very competitive vehicle and were able to stay on the lead lap".

"I think we've been getting better, for sure, over the course of the past handful of weeks".

While running second, he pitted on Lap 390.

But lately, there's been no stopping him. The winless streak now stands at 36 races, a full season, but Logano said that the aftermath of last year's Richmond race wasn't on his mind at all Saturday night. "Pretty disappointed that we didn't get at least a chance".

"The guys did a really good job with the race vehicle". The first came in 2015, when he won his only championship. "Frustrated, but proud of everyone for the effort and hopefully we'll get them next week (at Talladega)".

Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning the Toyota Owners 400. Jamie McMurray 9. William Byron 10. Would Martin Truex Jr.be able to win both the pole and the race? Chris Buescher 20. Paul Menard 21. Kasey Kahne 30. Ross Chastain 31.

(15) David Ragan, Ford, 399.

(34) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 393. Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 386 37. It's just his second stage victory of the season. Busch led only 32 of the 402 laps at the three-quarter-mile track. He leads all drivers in the points standings. On lap 38, Joey Logano in the No. 22 would over Truex Jr. for the lead and quickly pull out to a 3 auto length lead. 1-38; J. Logano 39-111; Kurt Busch 112-169; C. Bowyer 170-192; J. Logano 193-211; Kurt Busch 212-251; C. Bowyer 252-272; Kyle Busch 273; D. Hamlin 274-276; M. Truex Jr.

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