A big win for the #18-Kyle Busch as he wins the “Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400” Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway for his 2nd win of 2011 and 21st win of his career. #11-Denny Hamlin finished second followed by #4-Kasey Kahne, #6-David Ragan, #99-Carl Edwards, #33-Clint Bowyer, #43-A.J. Allmendinger, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #14-Tony Stewart and #83-Brian Vickers. Pole sitter #42-Juan Montoya was involved in two incidents with #39-Ryan Newman and finished 29th, 5 laps down. There was no confrontation after the race. Montoya hopped on a waiting golf cart and headed out of the track, while Newman walked to the NASCAR hauler to complain about Montoya's driving. #36-Dave Blaney finished 13th and moves into the top-35 of owner’s points and a guaranteed spot at Darlington.
There were 14 lead changes among 10 drivers; 8 cautions for 60 yellow flag laps.
The Nationwide Series race see’s the#20-Denny Hamlin win the “Bubba Burger 250” at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin led three times for a total of 199 laps. This is his second victory at Richmond and 11th series victory overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #33-Paul Menard, #31-Justin Allgaier, #2-Elliott Sadler, #22-Brad Keselowski, #7-Joshn Wise, #12-Sam Hornish Jr., #99-Ryan Truex, #70-David Stremme, #38-Jason Leffler. There were 3 cautions for 12 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders.
2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
After Richmond, race 9 of 36
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #99-Carl Edwards (1 win) 335
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 326, -9
3) ##18-Kyle Busch [2 win], 305, -30
4) 88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 301, -34
5) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 300, -35
6) #22-Kurt Busch, 289, -46
7) #33-Clint Bowyer, 284, -51
8) #39-Ryan Newman, 277, -58
9) #17-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 276, -59
10) #14-Tony Stewart, 275, -60
11) #43 A.J. Allmendinger, 263, -72
12) #42 Juan Montoya, 262, -73
Next up for the Sprint Cup Series is Darlington Raceway Saturday night under the lights for the “Showtime Southern 500”. Race time is at 7:30pm on Fox.
The Nationwide Series roll’s into Darlington Raceway Friday night for the “Royal Purlpe 200” at 7:30pm on ESPN2.
The Camping World Truck Series returns Friday May 13th at Dover International Speedway for the “Lucas Oil 200” on Speed TV at 8:30pm.
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