(WOMR file photo)
If it is Spring in Richmond, VA, then bet the farm that ol Kylie will wheel his JGR #18 M&M’s Toyota into Victory Lane. Tonight was now exception. Kyle Busch took the lead on a restart with just eight laps left in the race and established a little cushion over second place finisher, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He has now won the Spring race at Richmond International Raceway four years in a row!
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 for debris in Turn 2, lost ground on the restart and finished third. Denny Hamlin ran fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne.
It seems odd that it took nine races for KyBu to visit Victory Lane this season. 2012 has been a very interesting year so far, with some very heavy hitters still batting a big goose egg for the year. Those that have yet to score a victory this year are; Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr (138 races), Kevin Harvick, and Carl Edwards. In fact, none of the Hendrick Motorsports have made it to Victory Lane in 2012, the organization is stuck on 199 wins since Johnson’s last victory at Texas last October!
Nevertheless, next week is Talladega and we all know that all things are possible at that track. The playing field levels at this track and even the underdog can be victorious there……….. Remember “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski’s win in the Phoenix Racing Chevy just a few years ago?
Check out the unofficial results of the Capital City 400.
Here is the Sprint Cup point standings after Richmond. Look who is just five (5) points out of the lead heading to Talladega, Dale, Jr.!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!