Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup Capital City 400 at Richmond Sat. Night 4/28 7pm ET on FoX
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
It's the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers this Saturday Night at Richmond, Virginia.
I B running
I don’t know why.
Lap 11 — Marcos Ambrose is having some back spasm problems this weekend so Trevor Bayne is here and could be a relief driver for the No. 9.
Lap 8 — It’s early but the points leader is stuck in 27th, one position ahead of teammate Matt Kenseth.
Lap 6 — Jeff Gordon down to eighth as Martin Truex Jr. continues his red-hot season and passes him for seventh.
Lap 4 — Denny Hamlin gets around Jeff Gordon for sixth. Mark Martin leads with Kevin Harvick second.
Lap 1 — Mark Martin holds on and leads the first lap. Carl Edwards has fallen to fourth on the outside.
7:51 p.m. ET — GREEN FLAG: Mark Martin brings the field to the green and the Capital City 400 is under way.
Greetings old FRiends.
30 cars on lead Lap!
I musta been thinkin’ of last night’s race.
T storms around...gonna sign off.
I am finally in. Little bit of a problem with a forest fire too close to home. It was 3 miles away and they evacuated a 2 mile radius. I was in town and the eacuation included the main road home. Had to take back roads. Sounds like the forest fire in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is currently under control. Fingers crossed for no wind. How am I doing in the race?
Mtn Sluggos running:
Wow! Stay safe!!
That is why I am on chainsaw duty (beer in one hand and chain saw in the other) during cautions in daytime nascar races.
Too close for comfort.
It may still be too close for comfort. Luckily it is cold. Got down to 22F last night, but expexted to get much warmer tomorrow.
My condolences Norm but...
EUREKA HAD A MILITARY FLY OVER THIS MORNING FOR THE RHODODENDRON PARADE!!!
Welcome Home ...
Debrix in low in turn 5 which is not far from the 19th Hole
OK. No more Secret Service jokes!
Would you tell Norm he picked some real losers for this race...
An Electric Ford Car is the Pacecar. Just doesn’t seem right.
Gentlemen and Ladies, Start Your Lawnmowers
Norm, Jeff Gordon? Ummmm...
No, but I bet 20% of the paint job will have to be pink for gender identity fairness.
sshhhh.. I’m trying to eat here and ignore my picks.. not easy tonight..
lol.. I have a track record .. start fast and flop after a few races.. I had Keselowski too.. oh vell..
Lap 266 — Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are not letting Tony Stewart get away, but they aren’t exactly gaining any ground either.
Lap 260 — Believe it or not, Jeff Gordon is a couple cautions away from getting back on the lead lap. Of course, we’ve only had three tonight so those may be hard to come by.
Lap 256 — Not sure how long Tony Stewart is going to keep that lead as Kyle Busch is not letting the No. 14 out of his sight.
Lap 253 — My how the mighty fall quickly. Carl Edwards falls to fourth as Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson also pass the No. 99.
Lap 250 — Tony Stewart was able to complete the pass in Turn 2 and grabs the lead once again. Stewart is peaking at the right time in Richmond.
Lap 249 — Tony Stewart gets to the inside of Carl Edwards as he looks for the lead.
Lap 245 — Kevin Harvick down to ninth as he’s backed up a little. Greg Biffle the highest he’s been all night in 18th.
Lap 241 — Tony Stewart has caught Carl Edwards and it looks like these two will battle once again for the lead.
Lap 238 — Jimmie Johnson able to get back around AJ Allmendinger for fourth. And we have our first Juan Montoya mention as he has been improving all night and runs seventh.
Lap 237 — Jimmie Johnson has a horrible restart and falls to fifth. Carl Edwards gets a great start and leads.
Lap 236 — GREEN FLAG: Carl Edwards brings the field to the green followed by Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch.
Lap 231 — Lots of wave-around cars but three will get back on the lead lap: Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears.
Lap 229 — Jimmie Johnson with an air pressure adjustment. Kevin Harvick with an adjustment. Carl Edwards with four tires. Kyle Busch with an air pressure adjustment. Busch and Johnson with big gains on pit road.
Lap 227 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 3: Caution is out for debris. Greg Biffle gets the free pass and is back on the lead lap.
Me too. My motto - “If you are going to fall, it should at least be from the top rung of the ladder”.
It’s a great view! but ya have to come down for beer eventually. ;-)
Johnsons pit crew rolled a tire instead of walking it to the wall. Was gonna be first in line. Now at the end of the line. Tough break, and a dumb a$$ rule.
I have the beer sent up with the Swedish Snow Angel Olympic Training Team. I am their coach :). They train on my deck in the snow. I have to come down sometimes for other business meetings. Often to LA, San Jose and Sunnyvale.
Oh my.. JJ and Flipper get a rear of the pack ride..
Anyone watching this race on Time Warner and experiencing an inability to fast forward greater than 2X?
This has happened every race this season. When I watch a recorded movie I do not experience this and can go 4X EVEN IF, like the race, the movie is still recording.
If I try to go 3X or 4X it simply switches to normal playing speed.
Right now I am about 30 minutes behind real time and cannot go beyond 2X.
I am reminded that the official team name is the “Swedish Synchronized NUDE Snow Angel Olympic Teaam”. How could I have forgotten that!
Lap 335 — Six seconds separate Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch from third-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Lap 330 — Kyle Busch is closing on Tony Stewart and is looking to retake the lead.
Lap 328 — Jimmie Johnson has worked his way up to 12th. Carl Edwards is 15th, the last car on the lead lap.
Lap 325 — Let’s sort this out. Tony Stewart is out front followed by Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and AJ Allmendinger.
Lap 321 — Carl Edwards hits pit road and serves his penalty and has dropped to 15th, although the No. 99 stays on the lead lap. Tony Stewart inherits the lead.
Lap 320 — NASCAR has black-flagged Carl Edwards for jumping the restart. The No. 99 crew disagrees but NASCAR isn’t hearing it.
Lap 318 — GREEN FLAG: Tony Stewart spins the tires and Carl Edwards grabs the lead.
Lap 317 — OK, it’s a bit confusing but here is the running order: Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer. Jimmie Johnson is 15th but is behind all the lap-down cars.
Lap 315 — Kyle Busch on pit road for four tires and fuel. He didn’t pit because he was in the free-pass position.
Lap 314 — Carl Edwards hits pit road as he was the only driver to not pit under green. Right now there are technically four cars on the lead lap, but there will be 11 others joining them thanks to the wave-around.
Lap 313 — A tough pit stop for Jimmie Johnson just got worse as a tire violation means the No. 48 will start from the rear of the field.
Lap 311 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 4: Jimmie Johnson pits as the caution comes out for debris from Jeff Burton hitting the wall.
Day Bree in Turn 2. Cartion...
Last night’s race winner car owner wins tonight .. wow..
Kyle Busch Wins at Richmond!
So close. Stupid brakes broke. Oh well .....
New record low here on FR. 94 posts for an entire race.
so goes the economy , so goes FR. ;-)
Lap 400 — CHECKERED FLAG: Kyle Busch does it again as he earns his first victory of 2012 with his fourth spring race in a row at Richmond. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes second with Tony Stewart third. Jimmie Johnson rebounds to a sixth-place finish and Carl Edwards finished 10th after his penalty.
Jr had a good race!