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Toyota Owners 400

Date: April 24, 2016
Course: Richmond International Raceway
Location: Richmon, Virginia
Purse: $6,000,000

The Toyota Owners 400 is a 400 lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. From 2007 to 2011, former race title sponsor Crown Royal named the race after the winner of an essay contest during Daytona Speedweeks. The winner of the first essay contest was Jim Stewart from Houma, Louisiana, with subsequent contests won by Dan Lowry of Columbiana, Ohio and Russ Friedman of Huntington, New York,[1] with the 2010 race being named for Army veteran Heath Calhoun of Clarksville, Tennessee. Since 2010 only military service members have been eligible to win the contest.[2] Crown Royal moved the "Your Name Here" sponsorship to the Brickyard 400 beginning in 2012.

The race is currently held as a Sunday afternoon event in late April. For several years, it was held as a daytime event the weekend after the Daytona 500 in February. Lights were installed at the facility in 1991, but the spring race remained during the day. Consistent cold weather, and even a snow delay in 1989, prompted track officials to move the race later in the spring. The race was moved around to May or June, and permanently moved from Sunday afternoons to Saturday nights. After a few years, the race eventually fixed as a May race date by 1999. Starting in 2012, the race was held on the last Saturday in April, after the race switched dates with the spring Talladega race. The race will return to Sunday afternoon starting in 2016.

Track Facts

  • LOCATION: Richmond, VA
  • SURFACE: Paved
  • LENGTH: 0.75 MI
  • TURNS: 4
  • BANKING: Turns: 14, Backstretch: 8, Fronstretch: 2
  • TRACK RECORD: Jeff Gordon, 130.599 mph (20.674 sec.); Sept. 6, 2013

 

2016 Toyota Owners 400 Schedule

April 24
Time Event
7:00 a.m. Parking Lots Open
8:00 a.m. Midway Display Area Open, V.I.B.E. Open, Virginia529 Kids Zone Open, Military Hospitality presented by Navy Federal Credit Union Open
8:30 a.m. Grandstands Open, Midway Display Area Open, Pre-Race Pit Pass Access
9:00 a.m. Track Takeover driven by AAA Open
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. NASCAR Youth Autograph Session (wristband pick-up at Virginia529 Midway Display)
10:00 - 10:15 a..m. Austin Dillon Appearance at Track Takeover, Carl Edwards Appearance at Toyota PitPass, Richard Childress Appearance at Track Takeover, No. 3 Pit Crew Appearance at Track Takeover, Chase Elliott Appearance at RICHMOND NATION VIP Event.
12:00 p.m. NSCS Driver Introductions
1:00 p.m. TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NSCS race (400 laps, 300 miles)

2016 RESULTS

POS DRIVER MAKER LAPS MONEY PTS
1 Carl Edwards Toyota 400 $0 45
2 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 $0 40
3 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 $0 39
4 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 400 $0 37
5 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 400 $0 37

Past Winners

Year Driver Maker Miles Speed Race Time
2007 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 / 300 91.27 3:17:53
2008 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 410 / 307.5 95.786 3:12:37
2009 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 / 300 90.627 3:18:37
2010 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 / 300 99.567 3:00:47
2011 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 / 300 95.28 3:08:55
2012 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 / 300 105.202 2:51:06
2013 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 400 / 300 92.141 3:18:17
2014 Joey Logano Ford 400 / 300 93.369 3:30:07
2015 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 400 / 291 97.157 3:18:17
2016 Carl Edwards Toyota 400 / 291 97.070 3:05:26

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