|Jimmie Johnson celebrates his All-Star Victory (Courtesy Getty Images)|
On the restart, Earnhardt was able to hold off Martin Truex Jr., but Truex wasn't able to hold off Jamie McMurray for second. With 12 laps to go, AJ Allmendinger came back from his flat tire, and was able to get around Truex for third. With two to go, Allmendinger and McMurray got together a little bit in Turn 2, but going into Turn 3, Allmendinger was able to get the spot. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to win, and AJ Allmendinger finished second. Earnhardt and Allmendinger were able to race their way into the Sprint All-Star Race, while Bobby Labonte was announced as the Sprint Fan Vote Winner.
|Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sprint Showdown (Courtesy Getty Images)|
Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard got together coming off of Turn 2, and Harvick tried to retaliate coming off of Turn 4. Unfortunately for Harvick, his plan backfired and he slapped the wall hard. He came in to the pits under the first competition caution, along with most of the field. Denny Hamlin was the leader when the race restarted, after he stayed out under the caution. On the restart, Jimmie Johnson used a plan that is used at Talladega; he dropped to the back of the field. By winning the first segment, Johnson would come into the pits first before the final segment, regardless of where he finished at the end of segment 4.
|Mark Martin and Regan Smith (Courtesy Getty Images)|
Brad Keselowski stayed out under the caution, and he restarted first for the third segment. Throughout the entire segment, Kasey Kahne was applying pressure to Keselowski, and Brad was able to hold him off for the entire segment. Kahne had a huge run coming to the complete lap 60, but Keselowski was able to hold him off in a photo finish.
Kurt Busch didn't pit under the caution, and he led the field to the green flag to begin segment 4. He only led until lap 64, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead away from Busch. AJ Allmendinger was able to move into second. On lap 68, Greg Biffle's Roush-Yates Engine expired, just like his teammate Carl Edwards. Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the field to the green flag on lap 75, and jumped out into the lead. Marcos Ambrose got a big run on the restart, and shot past Allmendinger and Kahne to take second place. Earnhardt Jr. won the fourth segment, after winning the Sprint Showdown.
|Greg Biffle's car catches fire after his engine expired. (Courtesy Getty Images)|
Jimmie Johnson won for the second week in a row, and next week he should be strong again. The Sprint Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the longest race in NASCAR, the Coca-Cola 600. The race will be shown on FOX at 5:30 p.m. next Sunday.
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