Capital City 400 at Richmond Preview


Race Info

Date- Saturday Night April 28th, 2012

Location- Richmond, VA

Start Time- 7:43 PM EST

Distance-400 Laps, 300 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

Night Weather- High- 62 F Low- 48 F

Chance of rain- 40%


Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010- Kyle Busch

2009- Kyle Busch

2008- Clint Bowyer

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win spring race at track

Denny Hamlin

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Kevin Harvick

Jeff Burton

Ryan Newman

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Martin Truex Jr. looks for redemption after loss last weekend at Kansas

Kyle Busch looks to win fourth straight spring race at Richmond

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to attempt to get back to Victory Lane, last visit to victory lane was 137 races ago in Michigan. Last year Earnhardt Jr. finished 19th

Denny Hamlin looks for back-to-back wins

Greg Biffle looks to remain point’s leader

Hendrick continues quest for win No.200

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Group C- Aric Almirola, Dave Blaney

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 12:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Practice 2:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Qualifying 5:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Race- 7:00 PM EST Saturday on FOX

Next Race- Aarons 499 @Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Alabama

Entry List via







1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet McDonald’s Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Stanley Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Freight J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M “Give Kids A Smile” Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Roush Fenway Racing John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Ms. Brown Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford Morristown Driver’s Service Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet NIBCO / Menards Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet BB&T Richard Childress
32 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Ford FAS Lane Racing Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet SealWrap Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Long John Silver’s Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet U.S. Army Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Smithfield “Helping Hungry Homes” Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
52 TBA No Home Town Toyota Crusader Staffing Associates Kelly Owen
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Brakes Michael Waltrip
74 Stacy Compton Grit, VA Chevrolet Turn One Racing Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Β  Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Roush Fenway Racing Jack Roush
19 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
95 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Tommy Williams Drywall Bob Leavine
49 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson



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