THIS WEEK'S RACE

Crown Royal Presents

the Heath Calhoun 400

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Va.

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7 FM)

Course: .75-mile oval

Distance: 400 laps/300 miles

Last year's winner: Kyle Busch

Last year's pole:

Brian Vickers, 127.131 mph

Track qualifying record:

Vickers, 129.983 mph (May 2004)

Track facts: Kyle Busch led 53 laps, including the last 49, to win last year's race. Tony Stewart was runner-up; Jeff Burton was third . . . Denny Hamlin won the September race at RIR . . . Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. each has the most wins (3) at the track among full-time active drivers . . . Heath Calhoun is an Iraq war veteran (101st Airborne) who lost both legs in an explosion . . . With fourth-, sixth- and fifth-place finishes the last three races, Mark Martin has climbed to sixth place, from 17th, in points . . . Juan Pablo Montoya's third place at Talladega ties his season best. A Chaser last year, Montoya is 20th in points . . . David Ragan's sixth-place finish at Talladega was his first top 10 of the year . . . Brad Keselowski was docked 50 points for failing a postrace inspection after his Nationwide Series win Sunday at Talladega.

SPRINT CUP STANDINGS

Through 9 of 36 races

Prv. Pts. Back

1. Jimmie Johnson. . . 1 1323 -

2. Kevin Harvick. . . 4 1297 -26

3. Greg Biffle. . . 3 1237 -86

4. Matt Kenseth. . . 2 1224 -99

5. Kyle Busch. . . 6 1163 -160

6. Mark Martin. . . 10 1154 -169

7. Kurt Busch. . . 9 1146 -177

8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.. . . 7 1142 -181

9. Denny Hamlin. . . 11 1138 -185

10. Jeff Gordon. . . 5 1130 -193

11. Clint Bowyer. . . 14 1086 -237

12. Jeff Burton. . . 8 1082 -241

13. Carl Edwards. . . 15 1067 -256

14. Tony Stewart. . . 13 1061 -262

15. Martin Truex Jr.. . . 17 1045 -278

16. Joey Logano. . . 12 1001 -322

17. Jamie McMurray. . . 21 998 -325

18. Ryan Newman. . . 16 995 -328

19. Paul Menard. . . 18 962 -361

20. Juan Montoya. . . 24 959 -364

Up next: Showtime Southern 500, May 8, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C., 7:30 p.m.; TV: Fox; last year's winner: Mark Martin.

- Bill Fleischman