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Kurt Busch is halfway leader in rescheduled race at Richmond

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Kurt Busch is the halfway leader of Sunday’s rain-rescheduled Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

After taking over the lead on Lap 95, Busch led 103 of the next 105 laps through the 200-lap midpoint of the race on the .750-mile track.

Brad Keselowski is running second, followed by Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and pole-sitter Joey Logano, who led the first 94 laps before yielding to Busch.

The only other leader was defending Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick, who led two laps.

There have been four cautions for 25 laps in the first half, including a competition caution at Lap 50. There were no multicar accidents.

The race originally was scheduled for Saturday night, but NASCAR postponed the race at 6 p.m. It was sunny and clear but cool at the green Sunday, with temperatures in the low-to-mid 50s.

Danica Patrick had an eventful first half. On the fifth lap, she kept her car from spinning after making contact with Casey Mears. On the first round of pit stops, Clint Bowyer was exiting his pit stall when he clipped the left rear of Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet.

Patrick spun sideways into her pit stall but had minimal damage. The right front fender of Bowyer’s No.15 Toyota was pushed in, but he was able to continue.

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