Harvick's lap of 124.298 miles per hour earned the top spot for the ninth race of the season.
Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota would be one of many cars that would fail pre-race inspection.
"The pit call that we made at the end of the (second) stage, it worked out obviously in our favor, but I pushed really hard to try to get back up to the front and just didn't have quite enough there are the end to do anything", Allgaier said.
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Other cars that failed inspection include those of Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Matt Tifft and Joey Gase. Larson was fastest in the lone practice session Friday and was second to his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Busch, in the opening round of qualifying. When qualifying was finished, though, that proved not to have been much of an issue, several drivers said.
"It was really just more congestion", Harvick said. With about 40 to go, Bowyer almost caught him, but Truex never let him pass, and finally Bowyer relinquished the second spot to Logano, who seemed to have the faster vehicle of the top two. Each of their cars failed inspection Saturday, resulting in their qualifying times being disallowed. "I think you actually kind of lose a little bit of the drama of a vehicle going back out and can that auto knock the auto that is on the bubble out".
All of the Cup Series drivers who will compete in Saturday's Richmond race will share a common goal - beating Kyle Busch.
Then, he was desperately hoping for the rain to stay away.More news: Virat Kohli 'very lucky' to be retained as RCB captain - Gautam Gambhir
"At that last restart, I tried something a little bit different and it didn't work out".
With rain threatening, Cindric grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 laps to go, but Custer quickly regained the lead five laps later and pulled away.
Chase Elliott was one of seven drivers whose cars failed post-qualifying inspection Saturday at Richmond Raceway. The top four finishers in this race will be eligible for the bonus when the series races next at Talladega Superspeedway in two weeks.More news: Ray tracing now available on Nvidia GTX GPUs
Custer led 122 laps and Allgaier led 86. He has a record 16 Funny Car season titles.