Kyle Busch claimed his first win of 2012 when he took the checkered flag, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Capital City 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Friday night. It was Busch’s fourth-consecutive victory in the spring race at RIR.
“Being aggressive when it matters and saving your tires when you can,” Busch said in victory lane of the keys to winning at Richmond.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to climb back up to second in the championship points standings, five points behind points leader Greg Biffle.
Tony Stewart finished third in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin was fourth in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyta and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top-five in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
The No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Carl Edwards dominated the first half of the race, leading 202 laps in the 400-lap event, and when Edwards wasn’t le...