Here’s a look at winners and losers from Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond Raceway:
Denny Hamlin — Hamlin led 22 laps and probably should have been a contender for the win. A slow late-race pit stop blocked the way.
Joey Logano — Logano was fierce in the middle of the race. He won the second stage and led 222 laps. He had led only 206 laps for the season entering Sunday’s race.
Chris Buescher — Buescher chased Harvick for the lead late in the race, finished third and turned in one of RFK Racing’s best performances of the season.
Martin Truex Jr. — In the battle for what might be the final playoff spot, Truex finished ahead of Ryan Blaney (seventh to Blaney’s 10th), but Blaney outpointed Truex 38-31 and increased his playoff standings lead over Truex to 26.
Erik Jones — Jones was the innocent victim of an accident and finished 35th, parking after 240 laps.