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NASCAR At Richmond 2012 Results: Kyle Busch Edges out Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

On Saturday, the Capital City 400 was held at Richmond International Raceway. The ninth event in the 2012 Sprint Cup Series was the second Saturday race of the season.

In the end, Kyle Busch was able to edge fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to take the checkered flag. Earnhardt looked ready to finally snap his winless streak of 137 straight races, but the three-quarter mile track wore out his brakes early and he came just short of being able to catch and overtake Busch, who picked up the 24th win of his career.

There was a bit of controversy on one of the restarts, with 83 laps remaining. Jeff Gluck at SB Nation explains the situation far better than I could, so click through to read about that.

Here are the full results from Saturday's race at Richmond:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  3. Tony Stewart
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Kasey Kahne
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Mark Martin
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Carl Edwards
  11. Matt Kenseth
  12. Juan Pablo Montoya
  13. Paul Menard
  14. Jamie McMurray
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. AJ Allmendinger
  17. Bobby Labonte
  18. Greg Biffle
  19. Kevin Harvick
  20. Landon Cassill
  21. Casey Mears
  22. Marcos Ambrose
  23. Jeff Gordon
  24. Joey Logano
  25. Martin Truex Jr.
  26. Aric Almirola
  27. Regan Smith
  28. Kurt Busch
  29. Dave Blaney
  30. Travis Kvapil
  31. Jeff Burton
  32. David Ragan
  33. David Reutimann
  34. Reed Sorenson
  35. Stephen Leicht
  36. David Gilliland
  37. David Stremme
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Michael McDowell
  40. Cole Whitt
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Mike Bliss
  43. Scott Speed

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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