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Kasey Kahne knew what he had to do to help his chances of getting into the chase. He had to win. He did just that in Sundays Sony HD 500 Sunday giving him his fifth win of the season and now Kahne is 30 points behind 10th place Jeff Burton. Kahne led 130 of 250 laps. Kahne gave up the lead on lap 238 when he came on for his final stop and came back out 14 seconds behind race leader Reed Sorenson.

Kahne gave up the lead on lap 238 when he came on for his final stop and came back out 14 seconds behind race leader Reed Sorenson. Kahne was 7 seconds behind Reed Sorenson when Sorenson ran out of fuel on lap 249 after staying out and gambling on fuel mileage.

Dale Earnhardt who has struggled on the 2 mile California track finished 2nd and was very pleased at his teams performance after not making the chase last season.

Jimmy Johnson finished 11th and loses his points lead to Matt Kesneth who finished 7th. Johnson has been in the points lead all but 2 weeks this season. His teammate Jeff Gordon finished 5th moving him up one spot to 4th in points. Gordon also led 42 of 250 laps.

 

Fin Str Driver Laps Pts Bns Status Laps Led
             
1 9 Kasey Kahne 250 190 10 Running 130
2 6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 250 175 5 Running 6
3 3 Clint Bowyer # 250 165   Running  
4 24 Carl Edwards 250 165 5 Running 2
5 14 Jeff Gordon 250 160 5 Running 42
6 8 Denny Hamlin # 250 155 5 Running 29
7 11 Matt Kenseth 250 146   Running  
8 10 Kyle Busch 250 147 5 Running 11
9 22 Tony Stewart 250 138   Running  
10 36 Dale Jarrett 250 134   Running  
11 16 Jimmie Johnson 250 130   Running  
12 38 Mark Martin 250 132 5 Running 3
13 18 Elliott Sadler 250 129 5 Running 8
14 33 Casey Mears 250 121   Running  
15 15 Kevin Harvick 250 118   Running  
16 7 Jeff Burton 250 115   Running  
17 4 Scott Riggs 250 112   Running  
18 5 Martin Truex Jr. # 250 109   Running  
19 19 J.J. Yeley # 250 106   Running  
20 31 Jamie McMurray 250 103   Running  
21 34 Reed Sorenson # 249 105 5 Running 8
22 30 Jeff Green 249 97   Running  
23 29 Ken Schrader 249 94   Running  
24 21 Greg Biffle 249 91   Running  
25 13 Joe Nemechek 249 88   Running  
26 28 Bobby Labonte 249 85   Running  
27 1 Kurt Busch 249 87 5 Running 11
28 41 Dave Blaney 249 79   Running  
29 27 Sterling Marlin 249 76   Running  
30 17 Scott Wimmer 248 73   Running  
31 37 Michael Waltrip 248 70   Running  
32 20 David Gilliland 248 67   Running  
33 12 Ryan Newman 248 64   Running  
34 43 Travis Kvapil 248 61   Running  
35 35 Kyle Petty 247 58   Running  
36 32 David Stremme # 247 55   Running  
37 42 Tony Raines 247 52   Running  
38 39 Kevin Lepage 247 49   Running  
39 40 Kenny Wallace 246 46   Running  
40 26 Terry Labonte 246 43   Running  
41 2 Brian Vickers 237 40   Running  
42 23 Bill Elliott 224 37   Running  
43 25 Robby Gordon 193 34   Transmission  

Caution Flags: 7 for 29 laps.

Lead Changes: 26 among 10 drivers

Top Finishing Rookie: Clint Bowyer 3rd place

Biggest Loser:  Jeff Burton drops 3 spots to 10th

Biggest Gainer: Dale Earnhardt Jr moves up 3 spots to 6th

 


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