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Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Love

Status: Final Richmond International Raceway

Race Capsule

Richmond International Raceway
  • What:

    Race 9 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA

  • When:

    April 28, 2012 7:44 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    400

  • Track Length:

    0.75 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,103,274

Drivers to Watch

Mark Martin 24th, 68 points out of the top 10. Lost four spots last week.
Carl Edwards Edwards moved up two spots in the standings, from 11th to 9th, to climb back into the top 10 for the fourth time this season. He is 61 points behind series leader and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle and 14 points behind 8th-ranked Tony Stewart.
Kevin Harvick Harvick dropped from 5th to 6th after Kansas. He's 25 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and just 2 points behind 5th-ranked and Kansas winner Denny Hamlin.
A J Allmendinger 23rd, 64 points out of the top 10. Lost four spots last week.
Kyle Busch 13th, 31 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Jeff Gordon 18th, 49 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin climbed one spot in the standings to 5th place with his win at Kansas. He's 23 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and just 2 points behind 4th-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex climbed two spots in the standings into second place, 15 points behind Sprint Cup series leader Greg Biffle and two points ahead of third-ranked Matt Kenseth.
Kasey Kahne 26th, 83 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dropped two positions, from second to fourth, after Kansas. Earnhardt is 21 points behind series leader Greg Biffle, 6 points behind second-ranked Martin Truex Jr. and 4 points behind third-ranked Matt Kenseth.
Aric Almirola 20th, 62 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Ryan Newman Dropped one place in the standings, from 9th to 10th, after Kansas. Newman is 61 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 2 points behind 9th-ranked Carl Edwards.
Kurt Busch 25th, 75 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Marcos Ambrose 21st, 62 points out of the top 10. Gained three spots last week.
Brad Keselowski 15th, 32 points out of the top 10.
Joey Logano 12th, 28 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Juan Pablo Montoya 16th, 42 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Tony Stewart Stewart dropped one spot in the standings, from 7th to 8th. He is 47 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 10 points behind 7th-ranked Jimmie Johnson.
Clint Bowyer 11th, 22 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week to fall out of the top 10.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner dropped one place, from second to third, after Kansas. He is 17 points behind Roush Fenway Racing teammate and series points leader Greg Biffle and two points behind second-ranked Martin Truex Jr.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson climbed one spot to 7th in the standings, 37 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 12 points behind sixth-ranked Kevin Harvick.
Greg Biffle At 312 points, remained in first place in the Sprint Cup Series for the sixth consecutive week. Leads second-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by 15 points and third-ranked Matt Kenseth by 17.
Paul Menard 14th, 31 points out of the top 10. Lost two spots last week.
Jeff Burton 17th, 48 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Jamie McMurray 19th, 59 points out of the top 10. Gained four spots today.