RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won Friday night’s Busch Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond, Va., International Raceway by nearly a second over runner-up Carl Edwards.
Busch led the race all but 25 of its 252 laps to get his second victory of the season, and ninth of his Busch career.
"The guys work way too hard and we're great with winning race cars," Busch told reporters about his crew after the victory, which was worth $42,250.
Busch, Edwards, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth decided the outcome with a four-car shootout over the final 60 laps.
Ryan Newman, Kenseth, and Mike Bliss rounded out the top five finishers, with Brain Vickers, Hamlin, Scott Wimmer, Kasey Kahne, and Jason Keller in spots 6-10.
In the updated Busch standings, Edwards remained the leader, 733 points ahead of both Kevin Harvick and David Reutimann, who are tied for second.
Jason Leffler (-826) is fourth, and David Ragan (-977) fifth.