By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
6,409: The number of laps Kyle Busch has completed in 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Richmond International Raceway, out of a possible 6,410. On Saturday night, for the first time in his career, Busch failed to finish on the lead lap at the .75-mile short track - and it cost him. All else being equal, a lead-lap finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400 would have propelled Busch into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Due in part to faulty strategy and a dropped lug nut during his last pit stop, Busch finished 16th, one lap down, and missed the last Chase spot by three points, as race runner-up Jeff Gordon advanced to the playoffs.