Richmond II: Ken Schrader race report

Ken Schrader finished 27th in Sunday's rain-postponed Chevy Rock and Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, started 40th...

Ken Schrader finished 27th in Sunday's rain-postponed Chevy Rock and Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, started 40th but quickly gained spots in the 400-lap event, despite battling a loose handling condition early in the race.

However, save for a brief stint in the top-20 due to pit strategy, Schrader and the DLP team stayed between 20th and 30th throughout most of the event.

"We had a pretty decent car," Schrader said. "We passed a lot of cars, but it was kind of a frustrating day with where we finished. I think we could've had a little better result."

Hampering Schrader's effort was a late-race pit road collision with Ryan Newman, who was pitting in the stall behind Schrader. Newman pitted but only took two tires, and has he pulled out of his pit box, Schrader was entering his stall to begin his pit stop. The collision caused moderate damage to the right-rear of Schrader's DLP Toyota.

With the 27th-place finish, the No. 96 Hall of Fame Racing entry remains 39th in the series' owner standings with 1,704 points, 205 markers behind the 35th-place No. 00 team of Michael Waltrip Racing.

Jimmie Johnson won the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 to score his 37th career Sprint Cup victory, his fourth of the season and his third at Richmond. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Mark Martin rounded out the top-five. Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, David Reutimann and Kurt Busch comprised the remainder of the top-10.

There were 14 caution periods for 71 laps, with all 43 drivers able to finish the 400-lap race.

-credit: hofr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Denny Hamlin , Mark Martin
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Hall of Fame Racing