Found April 28, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Michael Waltrip

Exactly 31 years after his first career pole at Richmond, Martin collects his fifth at Richmond. You know you are old when you have 53 career poles, or maybe just a great driver. Well, in this case, Mark Martin is pretty much both.  The #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing  has averaged a 7th place starting spot with Martin behind the wheel, including two poles.

 Start time: 7:00 p.m EST on FOX

Defending Winner of April race: Kyle Busch

Race Lineup for Capital City 400 at Richmond:

1. #55 Martin (128.327 MPH)

2. #99 Edwards

3. #29 Harvick

4. #22 Allmendinger

5. #18 Ky Busch

6. #24 Gordon

7. #11 Hamlin

8. #56 Truex Jr.

9. #5 Kahne

10. #88 Earnhardt Jr.

11. #43 Almirola

12. #39 Newman

13. #51 Ku  Busch

14. #9 Ambrose

15. #78 Smith

16. #2 Keslowski

17. #36 Blaney

18. #20 Logano

19. #47 Labonte

20. #42 Montoya

21. #83 Cassill

22. #14 Stewart

23. #15 Bowyer

24. #17 Kenseth

25. #98 McDowell

26. #13 Mears

27. #48 Johnson

28. #16 Biffle

29. #93 Kvapil

30. #31 Burton

31. #27 Menard

32. #26 Wise

33. #10 Reutimann

34. #30 Stremme

35. #87 Nemecheck

36. #195 Speed

37. #1 McMurray

38. #34 Ragan

39. #119 Bliss

40. #33 Leicht

41. #38 Gilliland

42. #23 Sorenson

43. #74 Whitt

Failed to Qualify:

#23 Riggs

#249 Yeley

Who to Watch:

Younger brother Kyle watched his big brother take the checkers last night in the Nationwide Series, so you can bet Kyle will be eager to join Kurt in victory lane. Not to mention, this is one of Kyle’s best tracks. In 14 races at Richmond, #18 has racked up 3 wins and 11 Top 5′s. Kyle has finished no lower then 20th place at Richmond in his young, colorful career.

Harvick speaks:

”We’ve had a terrible race car all day to be honest with you,” he said. ”We just sat in the trailer afterwards and said that what we had just wasn’t cutting it, so we went back to our notes from last year and were able to make some small adjustments to that.”

Harvick starts 3rd Sunday afternoon despite trouble with the car in practice. Kevin has a total of two wins in his career at Richmond and comes in as the defending winner.

Points Heading Into Week 9: 

1. Biffle -

2. Truex Jr. -15

3. Kenseth -17

4. Earnhardt Jr. -21

5. Hamlin -23

6. Harvick -25

7. Johnson -37

8. Stewart -47

9. Edwards -61

10. Newman -23

11. Bowyer -85

12. Logano -91


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