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For most of the 400-lap race at Richmond International Raceway last night, it looked like either Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, or Jimmie Johnson would wind up in victory lane when it was all said and done. After all, when the caution flag flew on lap 311, all three were running 1-2-3 going into the yellow flag stops.
That caution was where everything broke loose and took two of the top three out of contention during the yellow flag sequence.
Jimmie Johnson's right rear tire changer forgot to take the tire he just changed with him to the pit wall and the jackman was forced to roll the tire to the wall. That's a penalty and forced Johnson to start at the tailend of the field on the lap 319 restart and in 15th place which was the tail end of the lead lap. He would rally to finish sixth.
On that very restart is where Edwards' dominant night was taken away as well.
Edwards was running second to leader Stewart coming to the restart. Edwards ended up jumping to a very big lea...
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In his third start for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the older brother of the team owner, Kurt Busch was able to put the #54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in victory lane.
The team is running the full Nationwide schedule but had managed just one top-10 prior to Friday nights win at Richmond.
For much of the race Kevin Harvick ran out front but Busch was able to run hi down on long green...
After a pit stop with 14 laps to go, Kyle Busch came off pit road first and never looked back as he held Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Capital City 400 presented by Virigina is for Lovers at Richmond International Raceway.
“Great team, great cars and being aggressive when it matters, yet saving your tires when you can,” Busch says. “I don’t know where that last caution came...
Okay, so let’s fast forward to 15 laps to go. Tony Stewart, defending Series Champ, driver of the 14 Mobile 1 car, is leading the race. He’s just cruising along, making his way through lap-traffic, basically just having some fun and waiting for the checkers to drop. When we get down to 12 laps to go, the unbelievable happen’s to the 3-time champ Stewart. The caution...
Kurt Busch blew past Kevin Harvick after the last pit stops with under 50 laps to go Friday night and held on in a side-by-side, last-lap duel with local favorite Denny Hamlin to win the Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Driving a car owned by brother Kyle, Busch passed Harvick on the 222nd lap after the green-flag stops. Busch seemed likely to cruise to...
RICHMOND, Va. — By the thinnest of margins, in a breathtaking finish that featured two cars sideways and side-by-side at the finish line, Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag by .062 seconds to win Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch delivered the first-ever NASCAR Nationwide Series victory to the team...
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,”...
Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track.
The win was Busch's first of the season and the 24th of his career. Tony Stewart, the race leader before the fifth and final caution...
With 27 laps to go, Brad Keselowski peeled down pit road, handing the lead over to Kurt Busch. Busch looked to have the win in his sights, before Denny Hamlin began to close in his rear view mirror.
For the final two laps, Busch and Hamlin ran side-by-side, before making slight contact coming off of the final corner.
Across the finish line, it was Busch slightly ahead of Hamlin to...
After a pit stop with 14 laps to go, Kyle Busch came off pit road first and never looked back as he went on to score his first win of the season.
Boogity Boogity Boogity Green Flag as Mark Martin holds the lead off of the first turn
Lap 6 Martin leads Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, AJ Allmendinger, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt...
Kyle Busch was a favorite going into Richmond but it was his Nationwide team that pulled the upset during Friday night’s race.
In a night where most of the spotlight was on the debut of Travis Pastrana and where Danica Patrick finished compared to Pastrana, Kyle Busch Motorsports pulled off the upset.
As a first year program, the No. 54 team has been fighting to get to the top...
Kyle Busch Motorsports earned its first win of what had been a difficult and trying season, courtesy of Kyle’s big brother on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
At the start of the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 all eyes were on pole sitter Kevin Harvick and Virginia native Denny Hamlin. Alongside the Cup veterans was rookie Ryan Blaney who was making his Nationwide...
For many of NASCAR's top competitors, Richmond will be remembered for the race that got away.
While race winner Kyle Busch exclaimed, "What up boys, we back," as he came to the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, Jimmie Johsnon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards were trying to ascertain what went wrong.
Kurt Busch wins the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 for the first win for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Lap 1 Denny Hamlin leads
Lap 2 Kevin Harvick to the lead past Hamlin
Lap 6 Harvick leads Hamlin, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Kurt Busch, Sam Hornish Jr., Cole Whitt and Ryan Blaney
Lap 12 Stenhouse Jr. and Kahne pass Dillon for third and fourth
Kyle Busch came from nowhere to win at Richmond...
BY: NASCAR MEDIA WIRE RICHMOND, Va. — By the thinnest of margins, in a breathtaking finish that featured two cars sideways and side-by-side at the finish line, Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag by .062 seconds to win Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Busch delivered the [...]