Kyle Busch scores first win of 2012 at Richmond

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Sunday 29th April, 2012 - 1:09pm

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Kyle Busch's pit crew played a huge part in his victory at Richmond

Kyle Busch has backed-up victory as an owner in the Nationwide Series race at Richmond, with a win as a driver in the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers Sprint Cup race.

The win was his first of 2012 in NASCAR’s premier racing series and broke a 22-race winless streak.

After watching his brother Kurt steer his team’s car to victory lane on Friday night, Kyle Busch made the most of a late race re-start to jump Tony Stewart, who appeared headed for victory.

Stewart was left fuming after claiming the caution for debris was little more a than plastic soft drink bottle. With all the leaders coming to the pits with 13 laps left to run for fresh tyres, Busch beat him out of the pits and then streaked away at the re-start to lead home Dale Earnhardt Jr and Stewart across the finish line.

Carl Edwards was another one questioning the officials after he was black flagged for jumping the restart with 81 laps remaining.

Edwards lined up next to Stewart for the restart, and his spotter told him that he was the leader. But NASCAR ruled Stewart was the leader, so when Edwards sailed past him on the restart he was given the black flag and a drive-through penalty.

A tough evening for Australia’s Marcos Ambrose who battled to find the balance of his car to finish 22nd.

 

RESULTS : Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers

FIN

ST

CAR

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s Ms. Brown 47/1 400 Running
2 10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 42/0 400 Running
3 22 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 42/1 400 Running
4 7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 40/0 400 Running
5 9 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 39/0 400 Running
6 27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 39/1 400 Running
7 23 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 37/0 400 Running
8 1 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 37/1 400 Running
9 16 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 35/0 400 Running
10 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford Ford EcoBoost 36/2 400 Running
11 24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford EcoBoost 33/0 400 Running
12 20 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 32/0 400 Running
13 31 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet NIBCO / Menards 31/0 400 Running
14 37 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 30/0 400 Running
15 12 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army Reserve 29/0 400 Running
16 4 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 28/0 400 Running
17 19 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans 27/0 400 Running
18 28 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M “Give Kids A Smile” 26/0 400 Running
19 3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 26/1 400 Running
20 21 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 24/0 400 Running
21 26 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 23/0 400 Running
22 14 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 22/0 400 Running
23 6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 21/0 400 Running
24 18 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 20/0 400 Running
25 8 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Brakes 19/0 400 Running
26 11 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield “Helping Hungry Homes” 18/0 398 Running
27 15 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 17/0 398 Running
28 13 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 16/0 397 Running
29 17 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet SealWrap 15/0 397 Running
30 29 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 15/1 397 Running
31 30 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet BB&T 13/0 396 Running
32 38 34 David Ragan Ford Front Row Motorsports 12/0 394 Running
33 33 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 11/0 394 Running
34 42 32 Reed Sorenson Ford Virginia Faith & Freedom Coalition 0 392 Running
35 40 33 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com / Link-Belt
9/0 391 Running
36 41 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver’s 8/0 355 Running
37 34 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 7/0 139 Running
38 32 26 Josh Wise * Ford Morristown Driver’s Service 6/0 127 Running
39 25 98 Michael McDowell Ford Curb Records 5/0 67 In Pit
40 43 74 Cole Whitt Chevrolet Turn One Racing 0 29 Running
41 35 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 0 28 Running
42 39 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing 0 23 Running
43 36 195 Scott Speed Ford Tommy Williams Drywall 1/0 19 Out of Race

* Denotes Rookie

 

 

STANDINGS : Race 9 of 36

RANK

+/-

DRIVER

POINTS

BEHIND

STARTS

POLES

WINS

TOP 5

TOP 10

1 Greg Biffle 338 Leader 9 1 1 5 6
2 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 333 -5 9 0 0 4 7
3 +2 Denny Hamlin 329 -9 9 1 2 4 5
4 -1 Matt Kenseth 328 -10 9 0 1 5 5
5 -3 Martin Truex Jr. 316 -22 9 1 0 3 6
6 +1 Jimmie Johnson 314 -24 9 0 0 4 7
7 -1 Kevin Harvick 313 -25 9 0 0 2 5
8 Tony Stewart 307 -31 9 0 2 3 4
9 Carl Edwards 287 -51 9 1 0 2 6
10 Ryan Newman 278 -60 9 0 1 2 3
11 +2 Kyle Busch 265 -73 9 0 1 2 4
12 -1 Clint Bowyer 264 -74 9 0 0 1 4
13 +2 Brad Keselowski 252 -86 9 0 1 2 4
14 Paul Menard 249 -89 9 0 0 0 3
15 -3 Joey Logano 241 -97 9 0 0 0 2
16 Juan Montoya 239 -99 9 0 0 0 1
17 +1 Jeff Gordon 221 -117 9 0 0 1 2
18 +1 Jamie McMurray 220 -118 9 0 0 0 2
19 +5 Mark Martin 218 -120 7 2 0 1 4
20 -3 Jeff Burton 214 -124 9 0 0 1 2
21 +2 AJ Allmendinger 213 -125 9 1 0 1 1
22 -1 Marcos Ambrose 209 -129 9 0 0 0 0
23 +3 Kasey Kahne 205 -133 9 2 0 1 3
24 -4 Aric Almirola 205 -133 9 0 0 0 1
25 -3 Regan Smith 204 -134 9 0 0 0 0
26 -1 Kurt Busch 190 -148 9 0 0 0 1
27 Bobby Labonte 188 -150 9 0 0 0 0
28 Casey Mears 160 -178 9 0 0 0 0
29 +1 David Ragan 135 -203 9 0 0 0 0
30 -1 David Gilliland 134 -204 9 0 0 0 0
31 David Reutimann 132 -206 9 0 0 0 0
32 Dave Blaney 126 -212 9 0 0 0 0
33 +1 Landon Cassill 125 -213 9 0 0 0 0
34 -1 Travis Kvapil 119 -219 8 0 0 0 0
35 +1 David Stremme 76 -262 8 0 0 0 0
36 -1 J.J. Yeley 73 -265 7 0 0 0 0
37 Brian Vickers 66 -272 2 0 0 1 1
38 Michael McDowell 56 -282 9 0 0 0 0
39 Brendan Gaughan 50 -288 4 0 0 0 0
40 Ken Schrader 47 -291 4 0 0 0 0
41 +1 Josh Wise* 37 -301 8 0 0 0 0
42 -1 Tony Raines 35 -303 2 0 0 0 0
43 Terry Labonte 27 -311 1 0 0 0 0
44 Hermie Sadler 13 -325 1 0 0 0 0
45 Scott Riggs 13 -325 6 0 0 0 0
46 Stephen Leicht 9 -329 1 0 0 0 0
47 -1 Robby Gordon 6 -332 2 0 0 0 0
48 -1 Scott Speed 2 -336 2 0 0 0 0
49 -1 Trevor Bayne 0 -338 3 0 0 0 1
50 -1 Sam Hornish Jr. 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
51 -1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
52 -1 Mike Bliss 0 -338 5 0 0 0 0
53 -1 Elliott Sadler 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
54 -1 Reed Sorenson 0 -338 6 0 0 0 0
55 -1 Joe Nemechek 0 -338 7 0 0 0 0
56 -1 Danica Patrick 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
57 Cole Whitt 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
58 -2 Timmy Hill 0 -338 1 0 0 0 0
59 -1 Tim Andrews 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
60 -3 Michael Waltrip 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
61 -2 Robert Richardson Jr. 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
62 -2 Jeff Green 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
63 -2 Bill Elliott 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
64 -2 Stacy Compton 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
65 -2 Mike Wallace 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0
66 -2 Kenny Wallace 0 -338 0 0 0 0 0

* Denotes Rookie

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