Best photos from the Federated Auto Parts 400 at RIR Tim Durr @timdurr Oct 20, 2016 at 4:34p ET It's time to set the Chase grid Check out the most memorable photos from the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway as the Chase for the Sprint Cup field is finalized. Appreciating the fans AJ Allmendinger signs some autographs for fans as he makes his way to driver introductions. Father and son Kyle Busch and his son, Brexton, do an interview before Kyle gets into his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Get ready to race The No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing crew pushes Kyle Larson's Chevrolet through the garage area to pit road before the Sprint Cup race. Getting the pace car ready Actor Sullivan Stapleton serves as the honorary driver of the pace car at RIR. Four-wide for the fans Drivers lined up in a four-wide salute to the fans as part of the Fan Appreciation Weekend ceremony to honor the fans dedication to the sport. NASCAR via Getty Images Chris Graythen Cheering fans in the stands Race fans cheer on their favorite drivers as the action gets going on the 3/4 mile D-shaped oval. Getty Images Sarah Crabill Early pit stops Denny Hamlin makes his first pit stop of the race after an early caution came out when Ryan Blaney cut a tire down. Allmendinger spins on the front stretch AJ Allmendinger spins out on lap 84 and brings out the caution for the field. Early scare for Chase Elliott Heading into Richmond, Chase Elliott had a comfortable lead over the Chase cutoff, but contact with Jeff Gordon on lap 92 made his Chase chances a bit more uncertain. Troubles for Johnson near halfway point Sparks fly from Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet after he suffers significant damage in a crash just past the halfway point. Getty Images Sean Gardner Truex leads the field at Richmond Martin Truex Jr. opens up some distance from the rest of the field after taking the lead. Stewart and Newman involved in multi-car crash Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman crash heading into the third turn at RIR with 37 laps left, bringing out the red flag after the seven-car wreck. Hamlin leads most laps, wins Richmond Denny Hamlin led the most laps and held off the rest of the field in a green-white-checkered scenario. NASCAR via Getty Images Chris Graythen Hamlin takes the checkered flag Denny Hamlin held off a late surge of drivers after a green-white-checkered to take the checkered flag and secure his third victory of the year. Burn some rubber Denny Hamlin lays down some donuts after winning at his hometown track and earning three extra bonus points for the Chase. Getty Images Sean Gardner Let the confetti fall The victory lane celebration was in full force after Denny Hamlin gained three more bonus points to take to Chicagoland to start the Chase. The grid is set The 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup grid is finally set after a crazy, caution-filled regular-season finisher.