It’s race two of the playoffs for the Monster Energy Cup Series who travels to Richmond for some Saturday night short track racing under the lights.

Last week in Las Vegas Martin Truex Jr kicked off the playoffs with a win and has guaranteed his spot in the next round of the playoffs. Can one of the other 15 playoff drivers join him or will one of the non playoff drivers play spoiler and take the win?

After single car qualifying, Brad Keselowski puts his number two car on the pole with Kevin Harvick starting alongside on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Federated Auto Parts 400:
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch
Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
Aric Almirola
Martin Truex Jr
Kurt Busch
Jimmie Johnson
Michael McDowell
Matt DiBenedetto
Kyle Larson
Daniel Suarez
Ryan Blaney
Erik Jones
Austin Dillon
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Ryan Newman
Alex Bowman
Ryan Preece
Daniel Hemric
Chris Buescher
Paul Menard
William Byron
Matt Tifft
David Ragan
Joey Logano
Corey LaJoie
Ty Dillon
Ross Chastain
Austin Theriault
Reed Sorenson
Landon Cassill
Spencer Boyd
Quin Houff
Bubba Wallace
JJ Yeley

Stages one and two of the race are 100 laps each with stage three lasting 200 laps for a total of 400 laps around the three quarter mile track. Drivers can complete the first two stages on a single fuel load but will have to make a pit stop in stage three. But while the drivers can complete a stage on a single fuel load, tires will be at a premium with the drivers looking for fresh rubber every chance they can.

Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and edges out Kevin Harvick for the lead.

Lap seven, Brad Keselowski has a lead of only a third of a second on Kevin Harvick with Chase Elliott in third.

Lap eleven, Brad Keselowski has increased his lead to over half a second on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 17, Brad Keselowski now has a lead of nearly a second on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 25, dealing with slower traffic, Brad Keselowski’s lead is back down to just half a second on Kevin Harvick. There are 33 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 37, Brad Keselowski has increased his lead back up to nearly a second on Denny Hamlin.

Lap 46, leading every lap so far, Brad Keselowski has a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr with Denny Hamlin in third.

Lap 49, with 29 cars on the lead lap, Brad Keselowski has a lead of just over half a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 52, Martin Truex Jr challenges Brad Keselowski for the lead; the two go side by side and on lap 54, Truex takes the lead.

Winning six out of the last eight Richmond races, Joe Gibbs Racing is tied with Petty Enterprises for the most wins at Richmond with 15.

Lap 68, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of over two seconds on Kenny Hamlin; there are 21 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 72, Martin Truex Jr has increased his lead over Brad Keselowski to over two and a half seconds. There are 19 cars on the lead lap. All 38 drivers are still on the track.

Lap 85, Martin Truex Jr is running away with the lead, he is over six seconds in front of Brad Keselowski with 19 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 87, Kyle Busch gets around Brad Keselowski for second place and has closed the gap on leader Martin Truex Jr to under six seconds.

Ten laps to go in stage one, Martin Truex Jr’s lead is down to under five seconds on Kyle Busch.

Six laps to go in stage one, Martin Truex Jr holds on to his lead over Kyle Busch who is nearly four and a half seconds behind Truex.

With a lead of just over three and a half seconds, Martin Truex Jr wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Clint Bowyer
Matt DiBenedetto
Chase Elliott
Erik Jones
Jimmie Johnson

Kyle Busch wins the race off of pit road with Martin Truex Jr in second.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 109 and gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 112, Alex Bowman brings out the first caution flag for an on track incidents when he spins out after making contact with Austin Dillon.

Even though they have pitted only a few laps ago, several drivers come down pit road for fresh tires.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on alp 117 and edges out Martin Truex Jr for the lead.

Lap 122, Kyle busch has a lead of over half a second on Martin Treux Jr with 20 cars on the lead lap. Ross Chastain is the only driver off the track.

Lap 128, Kyle Busch’s lead is now over a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 138, Kyle Busch has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 140, Ross Chastain is back on the track 38 laps down.

Lap 146, Kyle Busch has increased his lead on Martin Truex Jr to over a second with Denny Hamlin in third.

Lap 158, Kyle Busch has a lead of over a second on Martin Truex Jr with 20 cars on the lead lap.

Kyle Busch is reporting issues hearing his spotter on the radio.

Several of the drivers are reporiting handling handling issues with their cars.

Lap 169, Martin Truex Jr has cut into Kyle Busch’s lead and it is now less than a second.

With slower traffic running side by side, Kyle Busch’s lead over Martin Truex Jr is dwindling.

Lap 182, After working his way through slower traffic, Kyle Busch has a half second lead over Martin Truex Jr. There are 18 cars on the lead lap with all 38 cars still on the track.

Lap 187, Martin Truex Jr challenges Kyle Busch for the lead, but so far Busch has held Truex off.

Lap 192, Kyle Busch has a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr with 17 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 197, Kyle Busch has a lead of only a tenth of a second on Martin Truex Jr as Busch battles slower traffic.

Kyle Busch wins stage two for his eleventh stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr
Denny Erik Jones
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Clint Bowyer
Jimmie Johnson

Kyle Busch wins the race off of pit road with Martin Truex Jr coming out in second.

Kurt Busch was caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 210 and edges out Martin Truex Jr to hold on to the lead.

Lap 213, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Martin Truex Jr; Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Newman round out the top five.

Lap 217, Kyle Busch has increased his lead to over a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 231, Kyle Busch holds on to the top spot with a lead of over half a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch have been the only leaders of the race tonight with Busch having led the most laps.

The caution flag comes out on lap 243 when Reed Sorenson gets into the wall.

Brad Keselowski wins the race off of pit road. Jimmie Johnson missed his pit stall and had to make a second trip down pit road.

Aric Almirola was caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag restart with 150 laps remaining in the race and edges out Martin Truex Jr for htel ead with Kyle Busch in thrid.

Ryan Newman gets around Kyle Busch for third.

Lap 254, Brad Keselowski has a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 260, Brad Keselowski holds on to the lead with Martin Truex Jr in second place over hafl a second back; Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Lap 270, Brad Keselowski has a lead of just under half a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 276, Martin Truex Jr has caught up to leader Brad Keselowski’s bumper with Kyle Busch over a second back in third.

Lap 280, Martin Truex Jr challenges Brad Keselowski for the lead.

Lap 282, passing on the outside lane, Martin Truex Jr passes Brad Keselowski to take the lead of the race.

Lap 289, with Martin Truex Jr in the lead, Kyle Busch challenges Brad Keselowski for second and passes him to take over the spot.

With 118 laps remaining in the race the drivers will have to make at least one more pit stop for fuel…and fresh tires.

Lap 284, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of nearly a second and a half over Kyle Busch.

Lap 295, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of two seconds over Kyle Busch.

With 100 laps remaining in the race, Mart Truex Jr has a lead of over two seconds on Kyle Busch.

Lap 305, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of over two seconds on Kyle Busch with 19 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 312, drivers begin the cycle of green flag pit stops.

The caution flag comes out on lap 318 when Ricky Stenhouse makes contact with leader Martin Truex Jr and spins him out. There was a lot of smoke but Truex did not hit anything. Kyle Busch is the new leader.

Drivers bring their cars down pit road for service. Kyle Busch wins the race off of pit road.

With 79 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and edges out Denny Hamlin for the lead with Martin Truex Jr in third.

Lap 226, Kyle Busch has a half second lead on Denny Hamlin with Martin Truex Jr over a second back.

With 61 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch has a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr with 18 cars on the lead lap. Ross Chastain and Reed Sorenson are the only drivers out of the race.

Lap 345, Kyle Busch has a lead of over a second on Denny Hamlin with Martin Truex Jr in third.

Fifty to go, Kyle Busch’s lead over Denny Hamlin is now a second and a half; with Martin Truex Jr in third for a 1-2-3 Joe Gibbs Racing lineup.

Forty-two laps to go, Kyle Busch holds on to the lead with Martin Truex Jr in second place. Busch and Truex are the top two drivers and each won a stage, but no driver has ever won a stage and won the race in the same race.

Lap 363, Kyle Busch has a one second lead on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 368, running faster times than the leader Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr has closed the gap on Busch to just half a second.

Only 27 laps to go, Martin Truex Jr has caught up to leader Kyle Busch and is challenging for the lead as they go side by side. Martin Truex Jr is in the lead but Kyle Busch continues to battle for the lead.

Twenty to go, Martin Truex Jr is in the lead but Kyle Busch is on his bumper.

Joe Gibbs Racing has the top four spots, Coach Joe has never had his teams finish a race 1-2-3-4.

Fourteen to go, Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a one second lead on Kyle Busch.

Ten to go, Martin Truex Jr has a two second lead on Kyle Busch with 15 cars on the lead lap.

Five to go, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of over two seconds on Kyle Busch with 13 cars on the lead lap.

Martin Truex Jr takes the white flag.

For the second week in a row Martin Truex Jr wins the race. He also sweeps the Richmond races for 2019.

Joe Gibbs Racing gets their first ever 1-2-3-4 finish and with the Martin Truex Jr win, JGR leads with 16 Richmond wins. This is Truex’s sixth win of the season.

The unofficial results of the Federated Auto Parts 400:
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
Erik Jones
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Clint Bowyer
Daniel Suarez
Jimmie Johnson
Joey Logano
Bubba Wallace
Chase Elliott
Matt DiBenedetto
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Aric Almirola
Ryan Blaney
Kurt Busch
David Ragan
Matt Tifft
Michael McDowell
Austin Dillon
Alex Bowman
William Byron
Daniel Hemric
Ty Dillon
Paul Menard
Landon Cassill
Corey LaJoie
Ryan Preece
Chris Buescher
Austin Theriault
JJ Yeley
Spencer Boyd
Quin Houff
Ross Chastain
Reed Sorenson