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J.R. Hildebrand overcame a broken hand suffered in the Long Beach Grand Prix to finish third in the Phoenix Grand Prix Saturday night.

Impact

Hildebrand drove an impressive race, made even more remarkable considering the injury to his hand. He was the only driver to finish in the top four on Saturday to not have led a lap, but his ability to work traffic made him a contender throughout the 250-lap event. It was his first top-5 in the series since 2013.

Will Power finished second behind teammate Simon Pagenaud in Saturday's Phoenix Grand Prix.

Impact

Power's second-place finish earned Penske Racing the two top steps of the podium. He led 59 of the 250 laps, but didn't have the capability to challenge Pagenaud for the win. The finish was Power's first top-5 of the season and leaves him seventh in the championship standings.

Simon Pagenaud won Saturday night's Phoenix Grand Prix for his first win of the 2017 IndyCar season.

Impact

The Penske Racing driver scored an elusive and convincing oval win, leading 116 laps of the 250 on offer. He and teammate Will Power made it a 1-2 finish for Penske on the night, while the victory earned Pagenaud the championship lead after Sebastien Bourdais crashed on the opening lap.

Ryan Blaney crashed and finished 36th in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Wood Brothers Racing driver's tough season on the short tracks would continue Sunday at RIR. Blaney would appear headed to a decent finish for most of the afternoon, however, late-race contact on lap 378 would see the No. 21 Ford involved in a crash with Kurt Busch. The team's Ford would receive substantial damaged and be retired to the garage area for the day. The DNF would drop Blaney two spots to 12th in the series standings.

Kevin Harvick finished fifth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Stewart Haas Racing star started near the front and raced there all afternoon in the Toyota Owners 400. Harvick would lead 11 laps in the early going, but he didn't have the speed to seriously contend for the win. However, after 400 laps of action at the historic Virginia oval he would be rewarded with his third Top-5 finish of the season. Harvick climbs into sixth-place in the driver standings after Richmond.

Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The good start to the season on the short tracks continued for Stenhouse. In fact, he turned in his best performance thus far on a small oval Sunday at Richmond. The Roush Fenway Racing driver raced inside the Top 10 all afternoon in the Toyota Owners 400. He would compete with the stars of the series at the front of the pack, and collect his second Top-5 finish of the season when the checkered flag waved. Stenhouse moves up one spot to 15th-place in the driver point standings.

Denny Hamlin finished third in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Joe Gibbs Racing star continued his strong Richmond history with a great run Sunday afternoon in the Toyota Owners 400. Hamlin started deep in the field and worked his way forward quickly. He would lead 59 laps in the early going, and then stay among the Top 10 most of the afternoon. At lap 400 the veteran driver of the No. 11 Toyota would be credited with third-place. It was Hamlin's first Top-5 finish of the season. He moves up four spots to 11th-place in the series standings after RIR.

Brad Keselowski finished second in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Penske Racing star had a great rebound effort from his poor Bristol outing last week. Keselowski's No. 2 Ford was the class of the field and he led a 110 laps throughout the event. Four caution flags over the final 50 laps would slow the pace and put pit strategy square into the picture. That would end up preventing Keselowski from taking home this win. The runner-up finish was his sixth Top 5 of the season.

Joey Logano won the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It would take a lot of work, a lot of racing through traffic, and the right breaks at the right time for Logano at Richmond. He came from deep in the field to take the lead after the final restart. The No. 22 Ford was working extremely well late in the race, and Logano would take off from the field over the final green-flag run. He would capture his first win of the season and second-career win at Richmond International Raceway. The Penske Racing star remains fourth in the overall driver standings after the win.

Kimi Raikkonen finished third in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix after starting second on the grid alongside teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Impact

Raikkonen's getaway from the grid was a slow one, which enabled race-winner Valtteri Bottas to overtake him and streak away for the victory. Raikkonen seemed to be slower than teammate Vettel throughout the race, but took advantage of a poor day from Lewis Hamilton to capture his first podium finish of the season.

Sebastian Vettel finished second in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix after starting the race from pole position.

Impact

The Ferrari drivers had a slower start than race-winner Valtteri Bottas and were never able to close the gap built in the opening laps of the race. Strategy got Vettel close to the Mercedes leader after the race's lone pit stop, but fresher tires were not enough to enable Vettel to challenge the eventual winner.

Valtteri Bottas won the first Grand Prix of his Formula 1 career with a dominating performance from third on the grid in Russia.

Impact

The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver had a blazing start that put him in front of the two Ferrari machines that started ahead of him on the front row. Bottas never looked back after taking the lead in turn 1, and relinquished it only when stopping for tires. It was his first win in the series and keeps the Mercedes team as the only team to have won the Russian Grand Prix.

Daniel Hemric finished third in the ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

It was one of the best performances of Hemric's brief Xfinity Series career. He would lead the first 26 laps from the pole before falling back into the field. However, Hemric would not fall far. His No. 21 Chevrolet was strong and would race inside the Top 10 all afternoon. After NASCAR overtime, he would take the checkered flag in third-place. It was Hemric's second Top-5 finish of the season and a career-best finish in his eight starts. He moves up one spot to fourth in the driver point standings after Richmond.

Justin Allgaier finished second in the ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Allgaier had easily the fastest car Saturday at the Richmond short track. He led 157 laps and dominated most of the afternoon in the ToyotaCare 250. However, a series of late crashes and cautions would set up several restarts in the closing laps. Those developments would hinder Allgaier from holding the lead and racing away under green. He would lose the lead to Kyle Larson during the final 10 laps and would have to settle for the runner-up finish. On the bright side the JR Motorsports driver collected the $100,000 check for the Dash for Cash and moved up one spot to second-place in the series driver standings.

Kyle Larson won the ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet wasn't the fastest car on the track, but he had the moves and late strategy to take advantage and take the win Saturday at RIR. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver would take the lead over the final 10 laps and endure three restarts to hold off Justin Allgaier and take the victory. It was Larson's second win of the season and seventh of his Xfinity Series career.

Daniel Hemric won the pole for the ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 117.981 mph.

Impact

The young RCR driver turned in an impressive qualifying performance at Richmond Saturday. Hemric beat out Kyle Benjamin to claim his first-career Xfinity Series pole in just his eighth start. He will be seeking his fourth Top-10 finish of the season later Saturday in the ToyotaCare 250.

Kyle Larson was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 119.074 mph.

Impact

The No. 42 team picked up some speed from first practice and looked pretty impressive in this final practice. Larson edged Martin Truex Jr. to turn the fastest lap of the session. The Chip Ganassi Racing rising star will be a Top-5 threat in Sunday's Toyota Owners 400.

Valtteri Bottas qualified ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton to capture the third starting position for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix behind the two Ferrari machines of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Impact

His Russian qualifying effort is the second consecutive race where Bottas qualified ahead of teammate Hamilton. The pair did not have the pace to challenge Ferrari in Saturday's sessions for the front row, and will focus on the start and pit strategy to gain an advantage during Sunday's race.

Kimi Raikkonen will start second in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix alongside teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Impact

The former champion held the top starting position through most of the Q3 qualifying session until Vettel grabbed it from him on his final lap. The pair earned Ferrari's first front-row lockout for the first time since 2008 and relegated the two Mercedes challengers to the second row of the grid for Sunday's race.

Sebastian Vettel will head Ferrari's first front-row lockout since 2008 in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix as he will start alongside teammate Kimi Raikkonen and ahead of both Mercedes drivers.

Impact

Vettel's Russian pole is the first time any car other than a Mercedes will start at the front of the field at the Sochi Autodrome. The former champion snatched the top starting spot away from Raikkonen on his final lap to earn the all-Ferrari front row for the first time in nearly 10 years.