It is time for some short track racing at Richmond International Raceway for the Circuit City 250 presented by Funai. The poll sitter for the race is hometown racer Denny Hamlin and stated in a pre-race interview that if he won the race he would give the trophy to Virginia Tech.
“Monday morning I was okay,” said Kyle Busch on his wreck from last week. He also stated that he works out two hours a day. “Just living a dream,” said Marcos Ambrose.
Three early cautions occurred before the first long green flag one of the day. The one came for the spinning car of Kyle Krisiloff, the second for Sam Hornish Jr., and the third one for Denny Hamlin with some help from Matt Kenseth. “It could have been my fault,” said Denny. Before the green flag dropped though the car of Kevin Lepage stops working.
Jeff Burton has the lead of the race of when the green flag drop and keeps it until around lap 79 as Clint Bowyer takes the lead of the race. A couple more laps go by and Justin Dierks spins out. The leaders all come in pit and Jeff Burton takes the lead of the race off pit road.
The green flag drops and the race quickly goes back to caution for a four car wreck including Steven Wallace, Jason Leffler, Brent Rowe, and D.J. Kennington. “I Think I got hit by the 72(D.J. Kennington) car,” said Leffler.
Burton continues to lead and the next caution comes out for Dange Hanniford on lap 136. He would keep the lead after pit stops.
Matt Kenseth with around 70 laps to go takes the lead of the race and quickly busted out to a 2 second lead.
With 50 laps to go his lead is down to 1.5 seconds over Jeff Burton. With 40 laps to go it is down to around 1.3 seconds.
With 29 laps to go Derrike Cope spins out. The leaders come in and Clint Bowyer leads the cars off pit road with Jeff Burton in second and Matt Kenseth in third. Carl Edwards leads the race by not pitting.
Bowyer needed only 2 laps before he takes the lead of the race over Carl Edwards. Carl Edwards started to drop back in the pack quickly while Bowyer breaks out into a big lead and take the win of the race by over one second. Carl finished the race in 13th.
Bowyer in victory lane stated an air pressure adjustment helped him win the race.
“Miscue on right front,” said Kenseth on the final pit stop. He stated that he wished that came out first.
“Great to be disappointed with third,” said Burton. He stated that he was best in his first two runs.
Kyle Busch who finished in fifth stated that they need to get our momentum going again.
In points Carl Edwards leads Kevin Harvick by 402 points, Dave Blaney in second by 510 points and David Reutimann in third by 525 points.