Denny Hamlin, who had stepped away from the #11 at Bristol for health concerns, took over Richmond International Raceway for the Friday opener. The Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 went off in Richmond with Denny on the pole and in front at the finish. He essentially owned the evening except for two laps when Brian Scott briefly took the front.
Hamlin’s win marked the 100th Xfinity Series win for Toyota. The #22 with Joey Logano finished second with Regan Smith, Erik Jones and Chase Elliott filling up the Top 5 slots.