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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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Kyle Busch leads the final restart of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia Is For Lovers at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M`s Ms. Brown Toyota, leads Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Both Johnson and Harvick are in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS finished in fourth place and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS finished in 2nd place and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished in 26th place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Gordon is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, drives with damage to his car after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS qualified for eleventh position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Earnhardt, Jr. is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS qualified for sixth position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, smiles at Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares for practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Eckrich Ford, races Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates with his son, Keelan, in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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