NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond as it happened

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Matt Kenseth was the class of the field Saturday night as he led 352 of the 400 laps to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Kenseth won the final race of NASCAR’s regular season as the16 driver field for the 10-race NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup was set.  It was his fourth win of the season and the 35th of his career. Here’s how it all went down Saturday night at Richmond.

After extended pace laps due to a damp pit road thanks to earlier rain showers, pole sitter Joey Logano led the field to the green and was able to take sole possession of the lead; Kenseth fell into second, Brad Keselowski was third, Kyle Busch fourth and David Ragan fifth.

Kyle Busch took third on lap 4, Kevin Harvick slid into fifth. MORE>>>

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