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Jimmy Johnson went on to get his third win of the season after coming back from early tire problems then having the field bunched up again on a late race debris caution which dropped him from first to eight which forced him to make a run back through the field. And that's exactly what the 48 did with 14 laps to go. His teammate, Jeff Gordon also suffered problems early

What look like to be a long day for Jeff Gordon turned into an fairly decent finish fore the 24 team. Gordon suffered a broken sway bar just eight laps into the race and had to pull in the pits to have it repaired. That would put him 3 laps down, but thanks to the lucky dog rule he was able to get back on the lead lap and finish 16th  keeping him from falling out of the Top 10 for the chase.

Jeff Burton look to be the car to beat leading 87 laps but he failed to leads the one that means the most, the final lap. He faded back to 15th after the handling went away on his Cingular Chevy which ended his streak of Top 10 finishes. He still is 3rd in the points. His teammate Clint Bowyer had a better day when her finished fourth when he came in on pit road during a caution  with the leaders who took on 4 tires while Bowyer took on right sides and restarted the race in sixth giving him his best career finish.

Dale Earnhardt Jr was also in a gambling move Sunday. The bud crew decided to stay out on lap 143 while the leaders pitted for tires. Earnhardt who was running in the back of field most of day brought home a sixth place finish moving him into the Top 10  with 5 races left till the cut off for the chase.

Kasey Kahne was knocked out of the Top 10 to 11th in the points after his Dodge got loose and slammed the wall after he tried to avoid sliding into the 20 car of Tony Stewart on the last lap.

Fin Str Driver Laps Pts Bns Status Laps Led
             
1 5 Jimmie Johnson 160 185 5 Running 33
2 20 Matt Kenseth 160 175 5 Running 9
3 10 Kevin Harvick 160 170 5 Running 18
4 2 Clint Bowyer # 160 160   Running  
5 19 Mark Martin 160 155   Running  
6 31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 160 150   Running  
7 37 Kyle Busch 160 151 5 Running 8
8 32 Tony Stewart 160 142   Running  
9 22 Carl Edwards 160 138   Running  
10 14 Denny Hamlin # 160 134   Running  
11 13 Tony Raines 160 130   Running  
12 3 Kurt Busch 160 127   Running  
13 8 Ryan Newman 160 124   Running  
14 11 Ken Schrader 160 121   Running  
15 1 Jeff Burton 160 128 10 Running 87
16 16 Jeff Gordon 160 115   Running  
17 30 Brian Vickers 160 117 5 Running 2
18 24 David Stremme # 160 109   Running  
19 23 Martin Truex Jr. # 160 106   Running  
20 34 Scott Wimmer 160 103   Running  
21 12 Scott Riggs 160 100   Running  
22 26 Bill Elliott 160 97   Running  
23 39 Casey Mears 160 94   Running  
24 21 Joe Nemechek 160 96 5 Running 1
25 36 Travis Kvapil 160 88   Running  
26 18 Jamie McMurray 160 85   Running  
27 40 Kyle Petty 160 82   Running  
28 35 Dale Jarrett 160 79   Running  
29 42 Dave Blaney 160 76   Running  
30 41 Reed Sorenson # 160 73   Running  
31 33 Sterling Marlin 160 70   Running  
32 28 Kenny Wallace 160 72 5 Running 1
33 7 Greg Biffle 160 64   Running  
34 6 J.J. Yeley # 160 61   Running  
35 9 Robby Gordon 160 58   Running  
36 4 Kasey Kahne 159 60 5 Accident 1
37 17 Mike Skinner 159 52   Running  
38 29 Jeff Green 159 49   Running  
39 25 Chad Chaffin 158 46   Running  
40 38 Bobby Labonte 135 43   Engine  
41 15 Jeremy Mayfield 82 40   Suspension
42 43 Boris Said 19 37   Accident  
43 27 Elliott Sadler 3 34   Accident  

 Caution Flags: 8 for 24 laps

Lead Changes: 18 among 9 drivers

Best Finishing Rookie: Clint Bowyer 4th

Biggest Gainer: Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves back into the Top 10

Biggest Loser:  Kasey Kahne Loses 4 spots dropping to 11th


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