Kurt Busch dominates to win rain-rescheduled race at Richmond

CDi-Z0hVAAAOXnDA debris caution prevented Kurt Busch from earning a win at Fontana last month, but the Las Vegas native was not to be denied in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

After rain postponed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) Saturday night, it was Kurt Busch taking control of the race and winning it during the day on Sunday.

Busch, who led the most laps – 291 out of 400, received his first series win of the 2015 season, his 26th series career win and his second series win at “America’s Premier Short Track.”

Current series points leader and reigning champion, Kevin Harvick, finished 0.754 seconds behind Busch to finish in second, and he was followed by Jimmie Johnson finishing third, Jamie McMurray fourth and pole-sitter Joey Logano finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kasey Kahne taking sixth-place, Matt Kenseth seventh, Jeff Gordon eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Martin Truex Jr. bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Richmond with a 30-point lead over Joey Logano.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 97.157 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 05 Mins, 16 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.754 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 53 laps

Next Up: From the short track at Richmond Int’l Raceway to the Talladega Superspeedway for the GEICO 500 on Sunday, May 3rd, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage to be provided by FOX.

Toyota Owners 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 41 Kurt Busch 400 Running 291 48 5
2 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 2 43 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 400 Running 0 41 0
4 1 Jamie McMurray 400 Running 4 41 1
5 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 94 40 1
6 5 Kasey Kahne 400 Running 0 38 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 0 37 0
8 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 0 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer 400 Running 0 35 0
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 0 34 0
11 31 Ryan Newman 400 Running 0 33 0
12 42 Kyle Larson 400 Running 0 32 0
13 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 31 0
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 400 Running 0 29 0
16 25 Chase Elliott (i) 400 Running 0 0 0
17 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 9 28 1
18 51 Justin Allgaier 400 Running 0 26 0
19 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 0 25 0
20 43 Aric Almirola 399 Running 0 24 0
21 16 Greg Biffle 398 Running 0 23 0
22 11 Denny Hamlin 398 Running 0 22 0
23 18 David Ragan 398 Running 0 21 0
24 6 Trevor Bayne 398 Running 0 20 0
25 10 Danica Patrick 398 Running 0 19 0
26 40 Landon Cassill (i) 398 Running 0 0 0
27 3 Austin Dillon 398 Running 0 17 0
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 398 Running 0 16 0
29 55 Brett Moffitt # 396 Running 0 15 0
30 13 Casey Mears 396 Running 0 14 0
31 38 David Gilliland 396 Running 0 13 0
32 7 Alex Bowman 396 Running 0 12 0
33 46 Michael Annett 395 Running 0 11 0
34 34 Reed Sorenson 395 Running 0 10 0
35 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 394 Running 0 9 0
36 35 Cole Whitt 394 Running 0 8 0
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto 394 Running 0 7 0
38 23 Jeb Burton # 393 Running 0 6 0
39 33 Alex Kennedy 392 Running 0 5 0
40 30 Jeff Green (i) 386 Running 0 4 0
41 14 Tony Stewart 359 Accident 0 3 0
42 98 Josh Wise 137 Engine 0 2 0
43 32 Joey Gase(i) 124 Accident 0 0 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 357 Leader 9 2 7 8 0
2 22 Joey Logano 324 -33 9 1 5 8 0
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 315 -42 9 0 1 8 0
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 299 -58 9 2 5 6 0
5 2 Brad Keselowski  283 -74 9 1 3 6 1
6 5 Kasey Kahne 275 -82 9 0 1 4 1
7 20 Matt Kenseth  273 -84 9 1 3 5 0
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 271 -86 9 0 4 5 1
9 1 Jamie McMurray 264 -93 9 0 2 4 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 263 -94 9 0 1 6 1
11 43 Aric Almirola 250 -107 9 0 0 0 0
12 11 Denny Hamlin 245 -112 9 1 3 3 0
13 27 Paul Menard 239 -118 9 0 1 1 1
14 15 Clint Bowyer 235 -122 9 0 0 2 0
15 31 Ryan Newman 234 -123 9 0 4 5 0
16 10 Danica Patrick 230 -127 9 0 0 2 0
17 19 Carl Edwards 228 -129 9 0 0 1 0
18 41 Kurt Busch 222 -135 6 1 3 3 0
19 18 David Ragan 218 -139 9 0 1 1 0
20 42 Kyle Larson 205 -152 8 0 0 3 1
21 16 Greg Biffle 203 -154 9 0 0 1 0
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 202 -155 9 0 0 2 2
23 13 Casey Mears 200 -157 9 0 0 1 1
24 3 Austin Dillon 194 -163 9 0 0 1 1
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188 -169 9 0 1 1 1
26 38 David Gilliland 175 -182 9 0 0 0 0
27 6 Trevor Bayne 174 -183 9 0 0 0 0
28 51 Justin Allgaier 171 -186 9 0 0 1 2
29 55 Brett Moffitt # 151 -206 8 0 0 1 0
30 14 Tony Stewart 148 -209 9 0 0 1 3
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 144 -213 9 0 0 0 0
32 35 Cole Whitt 136 -221 9 0 0 0 1
33 7 Alex Bowman 103 -254 8 0 0 0 1
34 46 Michael Annett 101 -256 9 0 0 0 1
35 95 Michael McDowell 79 -278 5 0 0 0 0
36 98 Josh Wise 65 -292 8 0 0 0 2
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto 64 -293 6 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 51 -306 7 0 0 0 1
39 33 Alex Kennedy # 43 -314 5 0 0 0 0
40 55 Brian Vickers 32 -325 2 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -335 2 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 20 -337 1 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 18 -339 1 0 0 0 0
44 66 Mike Wallace 8 -349 1 0 0 0 0
45 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -355 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie
Gold – Locked in Chase with Win Untitledchase

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 357 Leader 9
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 1 324 -33 9
3 Barney Visser 78 0 315 -42 9
4 Gene Haas 41 1 305 -52 9
5 Jeff Gordon 48 2 299 -58 9
6 Roger Penske 2 1 283 -74 9
7 Linda Hendrick 5 0 275 -82 9
8 Joe Gibbs 20 1 273 -84 9
9 Rick Hendrick 88 0 271 -86 9
10 Felix Sabates 1 0 264 -93 9
11 Rick Hendrick 24 0 263 -94 9
12 Richard Petty 43 0 250 -107 9
13 J D Gibbs 11 1 245 -112 9
14 Richard Childress 27 0 239 -118 9
15 Rob Kauffman 15 0 235 -122 9
16 Richard Childress 31 0 234 -123 9
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 233 -124 9
18 Tony Stewart 10 0 230 -127 9
19 J D Gibbs 19 0 228 -129 9
20 Joe Gibbs 18 0 217 -140 9
21 Jack Roush 16 0 203 -154 9
22 Tad Geschickter 47 0 202 -155 9
23 Bob Germain 13 0 200 -157 9
24 Richard Childress 3 0 194 -163 9
25 John Henry 17 0 188 -169 9
26 Michael Waltrip 55 0 182 -175 9
27 Brad Jenkins 38 0 175 -182 9
28 John Henry 6 0 174 -183 9
29 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 171 -186 9
30 Margaret Haas 14 0 148 -209 9
31 Jerry Freeze 34 0 145 -212 9
32 Richard Petty 9 0 144 -213 9
33 Bob Jenkins 35 0 136 -221 9
34 Joe Falk 33 0 109 -248 9
35 Michael Hillman 40 0 106 -251 9
36 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 103 -254 9
37 Ron Devine 83 0 89 -268 9
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 86 -271 9
39 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 82 -275 9
40 Ron Devine 23 0 80 -277 9
41 Bob Leavine 95 0 79 -278 5
42 Mike Curb 98 0 65 -292 9
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 45 -312 9
44 Rick Hendrick 25 0 34 -323 2
45 Glen Wood 21 0 32 -325 3
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 32 -325 9
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -345 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -349 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -351 5
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -357 4

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 5 405 Leader
2 Ford 2 376 -29
3 Toyota 2 348 -57

 

 

 

 

 

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