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Richmond - Nationwide series race results

Denny Hamlin won the Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide series evening race at Richmond in impressive fashion, in only his second series start of the season.
Denny Hamlin dominated the Richmond Nationwide series evening race, leading for a total of 199 laps out of 251 in the Joe Gibbs Racing #20 before claiming his 11th series career win. However the end of the race was still a hard battle, as a late yellow flag set up a two-lap shootout between Hamlin and Paul Menard for the win.

“The last restart was wild, for sure,” Menard said. “I figured if I could have gotten a fender on him, I might have been able to roll around to the outside, but he got a better restart than me.”

Hamlin was as much relieved as happy to win, admitting that he'd looked on this weekend as a make-or-break for his season chances in the Sprint Cup after a lacklustre start that sees him 17th in that series' championship standings. “Obviously, we knew that this was a big weekend for us, to try to get things back on track on the Cup side,” he said. "It's been good so far this week ... Hopefully, we just continue that ladder."

In the Roush Fenway #16 car, Chris Buescher sat in for the hospitalised Trevor Bayne and finished 17th in his Nationwide series debut.

The Camping World Truck series was not in action this weekend, and will also be on hiatus next week. The next race for the Trucks is May 13 at Dover International Speedway.

Race results

1. #20 Denny Hamlin Toyota 251 laps (0pts)
2. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 251 laps (0pts)
3. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 251 laps (41/0 pts)
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 251 laps (40/0 pts)
5. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 251 laps (0pts)
6. #7 Josh Wise Chevrolet 250 laps (38/0 pts)
7. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 250 laps (37/0 pts)
8. #99 Ryan Truex Toyota 250 laps (36/0 pts)
9. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 250 laps (0pts)
10. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 250 laps (34/0 pts)
11. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 250 laps (33/0 pts)
12. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 250 laps (32/0 pts)
13. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 250 laps (31/0 pts)
14. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 250 laps (31/1 pts)
15. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 249 laps (29/0 pts)
16. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 249 laps (28/0 pts)
17. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 249 laps (27/0 pts)
18. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 249 laps (26/0 pts)
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 248 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 248 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 248 laps (24/1 pts)
22. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 247 laps (0pts)
23. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 247 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 247 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 246 laps (0pts)
26. #15 Timmy Hill Ford 246 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #81 Blake Koch Dodge 245 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 244 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #28 Derrike Cope Dodge 243 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota 243 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #39 Charles Lewandoski Ford 243 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 243 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 64 laps Engine (11/0 pts)
34. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 54 laps Engine (10/0 pts)
35. #141 Carl Long Ford 28 laps Oil Pressure (9/0 pts)
36. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 22 laps Brakes (0pts)
37. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 11 laps Brakes (7/0 pts)
38. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 10 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford 10 laps Vibration (5/0 pts)
40. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 6 laps Vibration (4/0 pts)
41. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 6 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)

Qualifying times

1. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 21.592s (Leader) 125.046mph
2. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 21.627s (-0.035) 124.844mph
3. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 21.637s (-0.045) 124.786mph
4. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 21.706s (-0.114) 124.390mph
5. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 21.712s (-0.120) 124.355mph
6. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 21.713s (-0.121) 124.350mph
7. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 21.742s (-0.150) 124.184mph
8. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota 21.775s (-0.183) 123.995mph
9. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 21.778s (-0.186) 123.978mph
10. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 21.796s (-0.204) 123.876mph
11. #20 Denny Hamlin Toyota 21.826s (-0.234) 123.706mph
12. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 21.852s (-0.260) 123.559mph
13. #87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 21.856s (-0.264) 123.536mph
14. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 21.870s (-0.278) 123.457mph
15. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 21.872s (-0.280) 123.446mph
16. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 21.961s (-0.369) 122.945mph
17. #7 Josh Wise Chevrolet 21.994s (-0.402) 122.761mph
18. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 22.007s (-0.415) 122.688mph
19. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 22.026s (-0.434) 122.582mph
20. #99 Ryan Truex Toyota 22.132s (-0.540) 121.995mph
21. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 22.133s (-0.541) 121.990mph
22. #40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 22.135s (-0.543) 121.979mph
23. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 22.210s (-0.618) 121.567mph
24. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 22.239s (-0.647) 121.408mph
25. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 22.240s (-0.648) 121.403mph
26. #81 Blake Koch Dodge 22.283s (-0.691) 121.169mph
27. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 22.291s (-0.699) 121.125mph
28. #28 Derrike Cope Dodge 22.341s (-0.749) 120.854mph
29. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 22.403s (-0.811) 120.520mph
30. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 22.419s (-0.827) 120.434mph
31. #39 Charles Lewandoski Ford 22.424s (-0.832) 120.407mph
32. #15 Timmy Hill Ford 22.494s (-0.902) 120.032mph
33. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 22.505s (-0.913) 119.973mph
34. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 22.554s (-0.962) 119.713mph
35. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford 22.662s (-1.070) 119.142mph
36. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 22.692s (-1.100) 118.985mph
37. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 22.798s (-1.206) 118.431mph
38. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 22.853s (-1.261) 118.146mph
39. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 23.103s (-1.511) 116.868mph
40. #141 Carl Long Ford 23.115s (-1.523) 116.807mph
41. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 23.246s (-1.654) 116.149mph



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