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NASCAR-Sprint Cup results

RICHMOND, VA (AP) - Kyle Busch raced to his first Sprint Cup victory of the season, passing Jeff Gordon after a late restart at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch started from the pole Saturday night and embarrassed the field early by lapping half the competition.

The racing eventually evened out and Busch's car faded just a bit.

That turned control over to Gordon, who has been in position late to win at least three other races this season only to come up short.

Gordon seemed to have it locked up until two late cautions gave Busch another chance.

Busch passed Gordon shortly after the final restart with five laps to go, and Gordon settled for second.

Kevin Harvick was third, followed by Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards.

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 Results.

Lap length: .75 miles (Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400 laps, 140.6 rating, 195 points.

2. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 134.6, 175.

3. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, 118, 170.

4. (17) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 400, 114.7, 165.

5. (28) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, 96.6, 160.

6. (19) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 400, 105.5, 150.

7. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 400, 89.5, 151.

8. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400, 95.1, 147.

9. (20) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 400, 82.8, 138.

10. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400, 100.9, 134.

11. (30) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 88.3, 130.

12. (10) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 400, 105.1, 127.

13. (21) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 400, 78.7, 124.

14. (6) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 400, 82.6, 121.

15. (2) David Reutimann, Toyota, 400, 98.7, 118.

16. (23) Joey Logano, Toyota, 400, 71, 115.

17. (15) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 400, 74.8, 112.

18. (16) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 400, 79.8, 109.

19. (8) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 399, 90.4, 106.

20. (9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 399, 69.5, 103.

21. (22) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 399, 75.2, 100.

22. (33) Greg Biffle, Ford, 399, 57.7, 97.

23. (18) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 399, 58.9, 99.

24. (35) David Ragan, Ford, 399, 56.9, 91.

25. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 399, 71.8, 88.

26. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 399, 57.6, 85.

27. (32) Paul Menard, Ford, 398, 60.5, 82.

28. (37) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 398, 54, 79.

29. (39) David Stremme, Ford, 398, 43.5, 76.

30. (29) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 398, 49.8, 73.

31. (40) David Gilliland, Ford, 398, 43.2, 70.

32. (25) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 397, 67.8, 67.

33. (31) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 397, 43.7, 64.

34. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 396, 37.2, 61.

35. (12) Scott Speed, Toyota, 393, 37.3, 58.

36. (27) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, accident, 387, 50.2, 55.

37. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford, 387, 29.4, 52.

38. (24) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 385, 41.1, 49.

39. (41) Terry Cook, Dodge, rear gear, 92, 31, 46.

40. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, brakes, 86, 34.5, 43.

41. (34) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, overheating, 80, 28.1, 40.

42. (43) Tony Raines, Toyota, vibration, 69, 25.4, 37.

43. (11) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, accident, 42, 28.1, 34.

Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 99.567 mph.

Time of Race: 3 hours, 0 minutes, 47 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.755 seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 37 laps. Lead Changes: 12 among 8 drivers.

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