The NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway as it happened

Carl Edwards does a celebratory backflip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.
Carl Edwards does a celebratory backflip after winning  the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.
Carl Edwards does a celebratory backflip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

Carl Edwards won his second race in a row and the 27th of his career Sunday. He did it with a last lap pass of his teammate Kyle Busch on the final corner of the final lap. The racing wasn’t just exciting at the front as some of the best racing in recent history at Richmond happened all over the track, all day long. Here’s how it all went down Sunday at Richmond International Raceway.

After being awarded the pole on Friday due to rain, Kevin Harvick led the field to green under clear blue skies.  Joey Logano started on the outside in second. By the end of the first lap, Harvick was leading, Jimmie Johnson was second, Logano was second, Denny Hamlin third and Kurt Busch fifth.

Carl Edwards went to fifth on lap 6.  The top 10 were single file.  Edwards went to fourth on lap 11.  Kyle Busch passed his brother for fifth on lap 14.  Ahead Edwards was looking for third; he had the spot on lap 17.  Kyle Busch grabbed fourth from Hamlin on lap 17.

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