from the Crossville Chronicle – Crossville, Tn Wednesday September 12, 2007
By Joe Dunn / email@example.com
(Richmond, Va.) – Starting on the Pole Friday for the Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch took command and handily led the field for 227 laps to record his second Nascar Busch Series win of 2007.
The only real serious contender to Busch was Matt Kenseth who took the lead on lap 143, but 18 laps later Paul Menard spun out on lap 161 hitting the wall near turn one. In Kenseth’ attempt to avoid Menard he too spun and lost the lead to Busch. “The 15 was so close to me I couldn’t stop,” Kenseth said, “so I had to turn the wheel a little bit, and my car was so loose it just spun out.” During that caution Kenseth lost 3 more positions during a pit stop and was never able to recover the lost positions.
Series point leader Carl Edwards finished second adding to his point lead over Kevin Harvick, but never offered a serious challenge to Busch. In a post race interview Busch noted the threat posed by Kenseth. “Kenseth had the car to beat today, and I knew that,” Busch said. “But our car was right there with him. He got the lead from us a couple of times. Then he spun himself out over there with the lapped car.”
An early flat tire left David Reutimann 2 laps down and he was never able to recover. He settled for a 23rd place finish which coupled with Harvick’s 24th place finish sets them tied for second place in the standings. Rounding out the top ten after Busch and Edwards was Ryan Newman, Kenseth and Mike Bliss in fifth followed by Brian Vickers, Denny Hamlin, Scott Wimmer, Kasey Kahne and Jason Keller in tenth.