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Inspection Complete: Martin Truex Jr. Officially Wins Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Red White Blue Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway on September 11, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway has been completed.

Martin Truex Jr.’s race-winning No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Truex and his team the official winners of the race.

This is officially Truex’s fourth win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, and it’s his 31st-career NCS win. This win automatically advances Truex into the Round of 12 in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

Truex’s car did have one unsecured lug nut, which will result in a monetary fine for his crew chief.

Justin Haley’s No. 77 car had two unsecured lug nuts, which will result in a fine and suspension for his crew chief Kevin Bellicourt.

No other issues were discovered in post-race inspection. As such, all results and standings from Saturday’s race are now considered official.

Results / Standings

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

Race Recap

Martin Truex Jr. Rallies From Jumping the Start Penalty at Richmond to Score Fourth Win of 2021

Video Highlights / Race Stories

Polesitter Kyle Larson Fails Pre-Race Technical Inspection, Will Drop to Rear for Playoff Event at Richmond

Video: Martin Truex Jr. Black Flagged For Jumping the Initial Start of Richmond Race

Video: Kurt Busch Crashes HARD Driver’s Door Into the Wall After Left Rear Tire Goes Down

Video: Chase Elliott Goes From Battling For Lead to a Lap Down After Running Over Jack

Video: Something Breaks on No. 23 Car, Sends Bubba Wallace Into the Wall

 

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