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.
Mark Martin is on the bubble now falling 6 spots to 10 in in points after finishing 28th.
|3||40||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||500||170||5||Running||35|
|6||6||Denny Hamlin #||500||150||Running|
|18||24||Martin Truex Jr. #||499||109||Running|
|31||25||J.J. Yeley #||492||70||Running|
|35||36||David Stremme #||468||58||Running|
|36||10||Reed Sorenson #||460||55||Running|
|38||27||Clint Bowyer #||415||49||Running|
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