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Cup - Richmond - Race results

Kyle Busch found his way back to victory lane after a 22-race winless run, and doing it at one of his favourite and most enduringly successful tracks - Richmond.
Kyle Busch won the Capital City 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday evening, his 24th victory in 266 series starts and his first win of 2012.

It's his fourth victory - and 13th top ten finish - in 15 races at Richmond alone, and his run of four consecutive spring race wins at the venue breaks a tie for the previous longest winning streak here previously shared with Richard Petty who won his hattrick in the early 70s.

Busch won the race by a margin of just over a second from Dale Earnhardt Jr., who posted his seventh top ten finish of the nine races of the year so far with his second place.

Race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 laps 2:51:06s (47/4 pts)
2. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 400 laps + 1.095s (42/0 pts)
3. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 400 laps + 2.021s (42/1 pts)
4. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 400 laps + 2.545s (40/0 pts)
5. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 400 laps + 2.887s (39/0 pts)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 laps + 3.375s (39/1 pts)
7. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 400 laps + 4.145s (37/0 pts)
8. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 400 laps + 4.677s (37/1 pts)
9. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 400 laps + 4.942s (35/0 pts)
10. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 400 laps + 5.163s (36/2 pts)
11. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 400 laps + 5.606s (33/0 pts)
12. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 400 laps + 6.106s (32/0 pts)
13. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 400 laps + 7.331s (31/0 pts)
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 400 laps + 16.044s (30/0 pts)
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 400 laps + 16.062s (29/0 pts)
16. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 400 laps + 17.425s (28/0 pts)
17. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 400 laps + 17.514s (27/0 pts)
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 400 laps + 17.864s (26/0 pts)
19. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 400 laps + 19.219s (26/1 pts)
20. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 399 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #13 Casey Mears Ford 399 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 399 laps + 1 lap (22/0 pts)
23. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 399 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 399 laps + 1 lap (20/0 pts)
25. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 399 laps + 1 lap (19/0 pts)
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 398 laps + 2 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 397 laps + 3 laps (15/1 pts)
31. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 396 laps + 4 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #34 David Ragan Ford 394 laps + 6 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 394 laps + 6 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 392 laps + 8 laps (0pts)
35. #33 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 391 laps + 9 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 355 laps + 45 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #30 David Stremme Toyota 139 laps Brakes (7/0 pts)
38. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 127 laps Accident (6/0 pts)
39. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 67 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #74 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 29 laps Vibration (0pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28 laps Brakes (0pts)
42. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 23 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
43. #195 Scott Speed Ford 19 laps Electrical (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (--) Greg Biffle 338pts (-Leaderpts)
2. (+2) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 333pts (-5pts)
3. (+2) Denny Hamlin 329pts (-9pts)
4. (-1) Matt Kenseth 328pts (-10pts)
5. (-3) Martin Truex Jr. 316pts (-22pts)
6. (+1) Jimmie Johnson 314pts (-24pts)
7. (-1) Kevin Harvick 313pts (-25pts)
8. (--) Tony Stewart 307pts (-31pts)
9. (--) Carl Edwards 287pts (-51pts)
10. (--) Ryan Newman 278pts (-60pts)
11. (+2) Kyle Busch 265pts (-73pts)
12. (-1) Clint Bowyer 264pts (-74pts)
13. (+2) Brad Keselowski 252pts (-86pts)
14. (--) Paul Menard 249pts (-89pts)
15. (-3) Joey Logano 241pts (-97pts)
16. (--) Juan Montoya 239pts (-99pts)
17. (+1) Jeff Gordon 221pts (-117pts)
18. (+1) Jamie McMurray 220pts (-118pts)
19. (+5) Mark Martin 218pts (-120pts)
20. (-3) Jeff Burton 214pts (-124pts)
21. (+2) AJ Allmendinger 213pts (-125pts)
22. (-1) Marcos Ambrose 209pts (-129pts)
23. (+3) Kasey Kahne 205pts (-133pts)
24. (-4) Aric Almirola 205pts (-133pts)
25. (-3) Regan Smith 204pts (-134pts)
26. (-1) Kurt Busch 190pts (-148pts)
27. (--) Bobby Labonte 188pts (-150pts)
28. (--) Casey Mears 160pts (-178pts)
29. (+1) David Ragan 135pts (-203pts)
30. (-1) David Gilliland 134pts (-204pts)
31. (--) David Reutimann 132pts (-206pts)
32. (--) Dave Blaney 126pts (-212pts)
33. (+1) Landon Cassill 125pts (-213pts)
34. (-1) Travis Kvapil 119pts (-219pts)
35. (+1) David Stremme 76pts (-262pts)
36. (-1) J.J. Yeley 73pts (-265pts)
37. (--) Brian Vickers 66pts (-272pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 56pts (-282pts)
39. (--) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-288pts)
40. (--) Ken Schrader 47pts (-291pts)
41. (+1) Josh Wise* 37pts (-301pts)
42. (-1) Tony Raines 35pts (-303pts)
43. (--) Terry Labonte 27pts (-311pts)
44. (--) Hermie Sadler 13pts (-325pts)
45. (--) Scott Riggs 13pts (-325pts)
46. (--) Stephen Leicht 9pts (-329pts)
47. (-1) Robby Gordon 6pts (-332pts)
48. (-1) Scott Speed 2pts (-336pts)

Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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