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Kyle Busch wins Stage 1 at Richmond Raceway

Kyle Busch held off a surging Kyle Larson to win Stage 1 of the Richmond Cup series race.

After a duel with Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch won Stage 1 of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.

It is Busch’s 11th stage win of the season.

The top 10 through 100 laps is Busch, Larson, Clint Bowyer, pole-sitter Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch.

The first stage had two cautions.

The first was issued on Lap 35 when Landon Cassill hit the Turn 3 wall, ending his night.

The second caution came on Lap 87 when Kenseth locked up his brakes while entering Turn 3, causing a plume of smoke to come from his tires.

After leading the first 89 laps, Kenseth lost the lead when he pitted during the caution. The final restart of the stage came with eight laps remaining.

The second stage of the race ends on Lap 200.