On Sat. April 27th, 2012 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway was renamed the Toyota Owners 400 (Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers in 2012).
Crown Royal race sponsor has a contest which honors one lucky winner by naming the race after “The Crown Royal”. “Presents the Your Name Here 400” is a new name race method that has been happening since 2007 by an essay contest during Daytona Speedweeks in order to select the name. And this year has been named Heath Calhoun 400 in order to an Army veteran Heath Calhoun of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International is a short track that drives like a superspeedway. Side-by-Side all night long is possible. A faster driver has a lane to move up or down and get the pass done. The racing is tight and fast and the finishes are usually exciting. Saturday night racing under the lights in Richmond is NASCAR at its best.
The 3/4-mile D-shaped oval has just 14 degrees of banking in the corners but it is enough banking to provide great racing. While the other short tracks on the circuit (Martinsville and Bristol) tend to force drivers to hug the inside line to be fast, Richmond has multiple grooves. Drivers can run side-by-side for laps on end with no clear advantage to either lane.
Richmond Crown Royal 400 previous names:
- Richmond 200 (1953, 1955-1957, 1960-1961)
- Richmond 100 (1959)
- Richmond 250 (1962-1968)
- Richmond 500 (1969-1975)
- Richmond 400 (1976-1983)
- Miller High Life 400 (1984-1987)
- Pontiac Excitement 400 (1988-2003)
- Chevy American Revolution 400 (2004-2005)
- Crown Royal 400 (2006)
- Crown Royal presents the Your Name Here 400 (2007)
2018 Toyota Owners 400 Winner: Kyle Busch
2017 Toyota Owners 400 Winne: Joey Logano
2016 Toyota Owners 400 Winner: Carl Michael Edwards II
2015 Toyota Owners 400 Winner: Kurt Thomas Busch
2014 Toyota Owners 400 Winner
Joey Logano took advantage of beating and banging during a nine lap green-flag run to the finish and drove victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
2013 Toyota Owners 400 Winner
Kevin Harvick wins 2013 Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white checkered flag finish at Richmond International Raceway. Harvick beat Clint Bowyer to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
2012 Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers Winner
Kyle Busch gets his first NASCAR victory of the season at Richmond International Raceway winning the 2012 Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended up at 2nd place. Tony Stewart finished third. Denny Hamlin ran fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne.
2011 Crown Royal Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Winner
Kyle Busch wins the 2011 Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400, his 21st victory in 231 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is the No. 18 Toyota driver's his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2011. It is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 13 races at Richmond International Raceway. Busch moved up 3 spots to 3rd in the 2011 NSCS point standings after this event.
2010 Heath Calhaun 400 Winner
Kyle Busch Returns to Victory Lane at Richmond With Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 Win. Kyle Busch celebrates with an impressive burnout after winning the Crown Royal. Kyle Busch snapped a 21-race losing streak -- an eternity by his standards -- with a late-race pass at Richmond International Raceway that denied Jeff Gordon yet another victory.
2009 Richmond Crown Royal 400 Results
The Russ Friedman 400 Winner: Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch won the 400 lap race in his Toyota, with Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, and Ryan Newman following. In total, there were 15 caution flags during the course of the race. Busch also won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race the previous day.
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