With 25 laps to go in the Capital City 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Tony Stewart held a 2.06-second lead over second-place Kyle Busch. With his No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet in its own ZIP code, Stewart’s sights were set on a third victory this season and a 47th career win in Sprint Cup.
But when the caution flag waved for debris with 12 laps remaining, Stewart’s commanding advantage evaporated. All the lead-lap cars pitted, and after taking on four tires and fuel, Stewart emerged in second, as Busch’s team beat him off pit road.