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Matt Kenseth scores his third consecutive NASCAR victory bringing his total wins for the season to four and also giving him a sweep at Bristol this weekend. The win clinches him a spot in "The Chase for the Cup" Kenseth led 117 of 500 laps and closed the gap between him and points leader Jimmy Johnson to just 7 points

Jimmy Johnson was able to stay out of trouble to get another top 10 and clinch a spot in the chase. His teammate Jeff Gordon was able to get up front for while and lead 41 laps and finishing 5th moving him up one spot to 5th in the points. The rookie Denny Hamlin again had a great run finishing 6th moving him up two spots to 6th in the points.

Dale Earnhardt Jr who had a bad qualifying run and started 40th  was able to fight back and get a third place finish helping his chances to get into the chase. Earnhardt led 35 of 500 laps.

Jeff Burton once again failed to get a win. He lead a race high 263 0f 500 laps but failed to compete for the win, Burton  finished 9th.

Ryan Newman was the only Dodge to post a top ten at Bristol with a 8th place finish. His teammate Kurt Busch suffered problems early after leading 27 laps in the race and finished 37th.

Mark Martin is on the bubble now falling 6 spots to 10 in in points after finishing 28th.

Fin Str Driver Laps Pts Bns Status Lps lead
             
1 4 Matt Kenseth 500 185 5 Running 117
2 19 Kyle Busch 500 175 5 Running 1
3 40 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 500 170 5 Running 35
4 23 Scott Riggs 500 160   Running  
5 13 Jeff Gordon 500 160 5 Running 41
6 6 Denny Hamlin # 500 150   Running  
7 39 Carl Edwards 500 151 5 Running 16
8 21 Ryan Newman 500 142   Running  
9 2 Jeff Burton 500 148 10 Running 263
10 18 Jimmie Johnson 500 134   Running  
11 7 Kevin Harvick 500 130   Running  
12 31 Kasey Kahne 500 127   Running  
13 17 Ken Schrader 500 124   Running  
14 22 Dave Blaney 500 121   Running  
15 32 Dale Jarrett 499 118   Running  
16 29 Michael Waltrip 499 115   Running  
17 11 Casey Mears 499 112   Running  
18 24 Martin Truex Jr. # 499 109   Running  
19 35 Greg Biffle 499 106   Running  
20 28 Travis Kvapil 499 103   Running  
21 12 Kevin Lepage 498 100   Running  
22 5 Tony Stewart 498 97   Running  
23 3 Bobby Labonte 498 94   Running  
24 16 Jeff Green 498 91   Running  
25 34 Tony Raines 498 88   Running  
26 41 Joe Nemechek 498 85   Running  
27 42 Robby Gordon 498 82   Running  
28 15 Mark Martin 496 79   Running  
29 37 Jamie McMurray 496 76   Running  
30 26 Kenny Wallace 493 73   Running  
31 25 J.J. Yeley # 492 70   Running  
32 14 Sterling Marlin 490 67   Running  
33 20 Brian Vickers 487 64   Running  
34 8 Kyle Petty 481 61   Running  
35 36 David Stremme # 468 58   Running  
36 10 Reed Sorenson # 460 55   Running  
37 1 Kurt Busch 446 57 5 Running 27
38 27 Clint Bowyer # 415 49   Running  
39 9 Elliott Sadler 395 46   Accident  
40 38 David Gilliland 346 43   Running  
41 30 Carl Long 256 40   Electrical  
42 43 Scott Wimmer 209 37   Engine  
43 33 Derrike Cope 7 34   Handling  

Caution Flags: 10 for 62 laps

Lead Changes: 18 among 7 drivers

Top finishing Rookie: Denny Hamlin

Biggest Loser: Mark Martin falling 6 spots to 10th in points

Biggest Gainer: Kyle Busch moved up 3 spots to 4th in points

 

 


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