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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway
Sep 10 2016
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The three hundred mile long Federated Auto Parts race takes place each year at the Richmond International Raceway. It was first held in 1958 and has become an annual fixture since then. The race has been known by several names, including the Richmond 250, Capital City 400, Wrangler Jeans Indigo 400, Miller Genuine Draft 400, Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Air Guard 400 and Wonderful Pistachios 400. This year, catch this adrenaline packed frenzy live, after purchasing Federated Auto Parts tickets.
The Federated Auto Parts, which is held in Richmond each year, is part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This stock car race is the last race in the regular NASCAR season and sixteen of the best drivers in the race move on to race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup's ten races. Initially held in the afternoon, the race is now held at night and was the second night race in the NASCAR schedule.
The Federated Auto Parts is a unique race; the Pledge of Allegiance is part of the race's opening ceremony, since it's often held near or on Patriot Day.
The first winner of the Federated at the Richmond International Speedway was Speedy Thompson driving a Chevrolet. A two hundred lap race then, driven for one hundred miles, the first race was won in one hour forty three minutes. The second race was won by Cotton Owens of the W. H. Watson team, driving a T–Bird. Owens finished the race in one hour thirty nine minutes, with an average speed of sixty miles per hour.
Fast forward to the new millennium, and in 2010, Denny Hamlin won the race. A member of Joe Gibbs Racing, he drove a Toyota and finished the race eight minutes shy of three hours, posting an average speed of one hundred and four miles per hour.
In 2011, Kevin Harvick of team Richard Childress Racing won the race, driving a Chevrolet. He finished it in three hours and twenty minutes, at an average speed of eighty nine miles per hour.
Clint Bowyer of team Michael Waltrip Racing won the race in 2012, driving a Toyota. He finished the race one minute shy of three hours. Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing won the Richmond in 2013, finishing the race nine minutes shy of three hours, at an average speed of one hundred and five miles per hour.
This year, some of the finest drives in the US are set to face off in what is one of the most popular races in the NASCAR catalogue. Richard Petty holds the record for winning the most races (seven), followed by Bobby Allison (five).
This race has made legends out of drivers and this is your chance to catch it live. Get Federated Auto Parts tickets and cheer for your favorite drive from the stands.