Kurt Busch (51) spins out at the start/finish line as his brother Kyle Busch (18) passes by during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Kyle Busch celebrates his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of 2012 - and the ending of a 20-race winless stretch - Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Busch waited until late in the race to take the lead, then pulled away for the victory.
Back in charge
Kyle Busch enjoys his traditional victory stance as he moves back among the NASCAR Sprint Cup winners at Richmond.
Burn 'em up
Kyle Busch put Joe Gibbs Racing back in Victory Lane this season - and celebrated in fine form as he thrilled fans with a burnout.
Smoke in the night
Kyle Busch fills the stands with smoke as he enthusiastically enjoys his latest win.
Pit road is covered with signs marking the pits of drivers.
NASCAR Sprint Cup fans dry off their seats before the Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday. All of the rain came before the race was set to begin.
Regan Smith (78), Clint Bowyer (15) and Jimmie Johnson (48) fight for position in the close confines of the .75-mile track.
Here they go!
Mark Martin (55), Carl Edwards (99) and Kevin Harvick (29) lead the field to the green flag Saturday night.
Kyle Busch comes in for a pit stop during the Capital City 400.
Kyle Busch talks with team owner Joe Gibbs prior to the Saturday-night showdown at Richmond.
Rough ride - again
Jeff Gordon once more started off looking like a contender in Richmond, but an incident and contact with Kurt Busch left him deep in the field for most of the night.
Carl Edwards (99) leads Denny Hamlin (11) and Kevin Harvick (29) at Richmond. Edwards was on a roll in the race, leading the most laps on the night but losing his edge after a penalty on a restart.
To the stripe
Mark Martin leads the field at the start of the race - and for several laps early.
Virginia-native Denny Hamlin in the FedEx Freight car, Mark Martin in the Aaron's Dream Machine and Kyle Busch in the M&M's No. 18 battle for position early in the race.
Tony Stewart carefully picks his way through traffic and toward the front at Richmond.
Kurt Busch celebrates Friday night after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch performs a burnout as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway omn Friday night.
Kurt Busch edges Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag Friday night in Richmond.
Looking for an opening
Robert Richardson Jr. (23) and T.J. Bell battle for position during Friday's Nationwide race in Richmond.
Kevin Harvick (33) leads Denny Hamlin (18), Austin Dillon (3) and Cole Whitt (88) at the start of Friday's Nationwide Series showdown at Richmond International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (33) and eventual winner Kurt Busch duke it out Friday in Richmond.
Travis Pastrana (99) trails smoke as Jason Bowles (81) makes the pass in Turn 4 during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday.
Sparks fly as J.J. Yeley hits the wall in Turn 4 on Friday in Richmond.
Kyle Busch drives his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota through the garage area in Richmond.
He's a blur
Jamie McMurray streaks through the Sprint Cup garage at Richmond.
Danica Patrick looks calm during Nationwide Series qualifying for Friday night's Richmond race.
Ryan Blaney (L), driver of the No. 36 SealWrap Chevrolet, talks with his dad Dave Blaneyduring qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) leads teammate Kasey Kahne around the track during practice Friday.
RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 27: Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.
Track safety workers clean the track after Blake Koch crashed into the wall during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway Friday.
Back on top
Mark Martin, who is driving a limited schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing this season, flexed his muscle with the top lap in the opening Sprint Cup practice at Richmond Friday.
Nice day for a drive ...
Kyle Busch storms around the track on what looks to be a perfect afternoon in Richmond.
Denny Hamlin sits in his car prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup practices at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin hosted a race for charity at the track Thursday night before the Cup action heated up Friday.
Checking things out
Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks somewhat puzzled as he eyes the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage area Friday afternoon.
Kurt Busch drives the Monster Energy Toyota owned by his brother, Kyle Busch, during NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Richmond.
Ready for it
Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car for practice at Richmond. The five-time champ has come close in races this season, but continues to seek his first Sprint Cup victory of 2012.
Danica Patrick continues her learning curve in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as she practices at Richmond.
Get a grip
Travis Pastrana grabs onto the steering wheel as he prepares to make his much-anticipated debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
'Short' and sweet
It was the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown — but there was nothing short about Tony Stewart's winner's trophy. Stewart's smile was plenty big, too, after he captured Thursday's charity event at the Richmond International Raceway.
Center of attention
Tony Stewart gets a congratulatory hug after winning Thursday's Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown charity race in Richmond, Va.
Greg Edwards (34) leads the field at the start of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Challenge.
Tony Stewart (left) wraps a friendly arm around Denny Hamlin as they walk to their cars before Thursday's charity race at the Richmond International Raceway.
Tony Stewart (center) chats with fellow Short Track Challenge racer David Polenz — a resident of Manassas, Va., about 95 miles north of Richmond International Raceway.
Wheels run in the family
Travis Pastrana poses with his wife, professional skateboarder Lyn-Z Pastrana. Travis is set to make his Nationwide Series debut Friday night at the Richmond track.