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Raybestos® Brakes Help Kyle Busch Throw “Caution” to the Wind at Richmond International Speedway

Long History of Winning at the Famous Short Track

McHenry, IL — April 30, 2012

 - Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing and Raybestos Brakes & Chassis the team’s third season victory and its ninth win at Richmond… proving that JGR and Raybestos make an unbeatable team at the Virginia short track.

Busch used the final caution to his advantage at Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He streaked to his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup win at Richmond… marking more Cup wins at Richmond than any other active driver. This marks Busch’s ninth career short-track win in the Sprint Cup Series, ranking him third among active drivers, as he has won five of his last 13 short-track races. With the help of Raybestos brakes, Busch has earned 30 top-ten short track finishes.

Three out of the four top Cup points leaders run Raybestos brakes. The Raybestos racing brake package, used by NASCAR® teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, combines ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like Richmond’s .75-mile oval track.

For reliable performance, all the Joe Gibbs Sprint Cup racecars are also equipped with Raybestos Racing ball joints and tie rods. The premium-quality chassis parts help fine-tune each car’s suspension setup for optimal grip and handling.

The lessons learned on tracks like Richmond are continually translated into product improvements across the entire Raybestos product line, which includes racing, street performance, police patrol/pursuit vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

For more information on the Raybestos Sprint Cup braking system, or for questions on any Raybestos brand brake or chassis products, visit or call 800-323-0354.

Raybestos® brand brake and chassis parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems and chassis parts in the transportation industry. The brake line includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes and hydraulic parts, while the chassis line features tie rods, ball joints, idler arms and sway bar links. Raybestos brand braking and chassis systems are also the only systems used by NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Race Team in competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit For more information on Raybestos chassis visit

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