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.
|2||6||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||250||175||5||Running||6|
|3||3||Clint Bowyer #||250||165||Running|
|6||8||Denny Hamlin #||250||155||5||Running||29|
|18||5||Martin Truex Jr. #||250||109||Running|
|19||19||J.J. Yeley #||250||106||Running|
|21||34||Reed Sorenson #||249||105||5||Running||8|
|36||32||David Stremme #||247||55||Running|
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