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Harvick Finishes Second In No. 4 Nascar Ford Mustang At Richmond 2022: Video

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Nascar Next Gen Ford Mustang, battled Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota TRD Camry for the win at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, April 4th. While Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang ultimately finished second to Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota, the Ford team took advantage of pit strategy to have a shot at the win.

The No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro of William Byron led the field for most of the final stage of the race. Byron’s team gambled on pit strategy and pitted far before Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang and Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota, hoping that his tires would maintain grip for the rest of the race. Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 19 Toyota, attempted a similar strategy, although took fresh tires well after Byron’s No. 24 Chevy did. As the laps wound down, Truex’s No. 19 Toyota began to reel in the No. 24 Camaro of Byron, but both cars fell off in the final laps as their tires lost grip.

This opened the door for Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota and Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang to charge to the front of the field. Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota made the pass for the lead with five laps left, followed closely by Harvick in the No. 4 Mustang. However, Harvick just didn’t have enough time to make the pass on Hamlin, and ultimately finished second. Byron’s No. 24 Chevy finished third, and Truex’s No. 19 Toyota came in fourth.

It’s worth noting that at the end of the race, Byron’s No. 24 Chevy ran 90 laps on its last set of tires. Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota had just 47, and Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang had 48.

Polesitter Ryan Blaney, driver of the no. 12 Mustang, led 128 total laps, but was relegated to a seventh place finish. His No. 12 Mustang team currently leads the Nascar Cup Series championship, tied for points with the No. 9 Chevy of Chase Elliott. Truex in the No. 19 Toyota sits in third place in the points standings.

Nascar Cup Series results, Richmond Raceway, April 3, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 400 5 Toyota TRD Camry
2 7 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Triple Action Formula Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
3 2 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 400 122 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
4 6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 400 80 Toyota TRD Camry
5 21 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 9 20 Christopher Bell SiriusXM Toyota 400 63 Toyota TRD Camry
7 1 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Richmond Water Heaters Ford 400 128 Ford Mustang
8 28 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 3 18 Kyle Busch Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota 400 1 Toyota TRD Camry
10 25 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 4 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
12 16 8 Tyler Reddick Guaranteed Rate Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 19 6 Brad Keselowski Violet Defense Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
14 15 9 Chase Elliott A SHOC Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 18 17 Chris Buescher Violet Defense Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
16 14 99 Daniel Suarez CommScope Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 11 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 399 1 Ford Mustang
18 17 21 Harrison Burton # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 399 0 Ford Mustang
19 8 1 Ross Chastain ONX Homes/iFly Chevrolet 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 20 2 Austin Cindric # Discount Tire Ford 399 0 Ford Mustang
21 10 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 398 0 Ford Mustang
22 12 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 398 0 Ford Mustang
23 5 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 398 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 30 42 Ty Dillon Chevyliners.com Chevrolet 398 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 22 38 Todd Gilliland # Black's Tire Ford 397 0 Ford Mustang
26 29 23 Bubba Wallace Dr Pepper Toyota 397 0 Toyota TRD Camry
27 26 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Action Industries Chevrolet 396 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 32 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Chevrolet 396 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 36 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 396 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 24 34 Michael McDowell Navage Nasal Care Ford 395 0 Ford Mustang
31 31 7 Corey LaJoie Nations Guard Chevrolet 392 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 23 77 Landon Cassill(i) Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 390 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 35 15 JJ Yeley(i) Nabor Force Ford 390 0 Ford Mustang
34 34 78 BJ McLeod Surface Sunscreen/MaintenanceSupplies.com Ford 386 0 Toyota TRD Camry
35 27 45 Kurt Busch Embrace Home Loans Toyota 291 0 Toyota TRD Camry
36 33 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 241 0 Ford Mustang
37 37 44 * Greg Biffle Norfolk State University Chevrolet 96 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • * – Rookie
  • i – Points ineligible
  • * – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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