Martin Truex Jr. returned to victory lane for the first time since Mother’s Day, winning Saturday night’s Cup race at Richmond Raceway.
The fourth of the year for Truex gets him to the next round. He joins Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin, who won last weekend a Darlington, and Kyle Larson, who advances via points.
Truex won after being penalized beating the leader across the starting line at the beginning of the race. He gave Joe Gibbs Racing its eighth victory in the last 12 races at Richmond Raceway.
Hamlin finished second and Christopher Bell was next, going JGR the top three spots. Chase Elliott overcame a slow pit stop before halfway to finish fourth. Joey Logano placed fifth.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday September 18th.
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