|Kasey Kahne celebrates his win (Courtesy Getty Images)|
On lap 64, Brad Keselowski hit pit road to begin the first round of green-flag pit stops. Kyle Busch was the leader when he came in to make his pit stop, but after a horrendous stop he came out 21st. Busch's pit crew had two lug nuts hang on the right-rear tire, and he also had a speeding penalty during his stop. When the stops cycled around, Busch's teammate Denny Hamlin was the leader. Hendrick Motorsports rounded out the top 5 following the pit stops.
|Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne (Courtesy Getty Images)|
On lap 145, Jeff Gordon pitted before anyone else. He had not pitted under the caution and had to come in for fuel. Martin Truex Jr. also came in because his team did not fill the car up with fuel. Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch pitted on lap 148, and the leader came in on lap 155 to begin another round of green-flag pit stops. When the stops cycled around, Jeff Gordon was following Denny Hamlin once again, but Kahne was able to get around the 24 car. On lap 169, Johnson was able to get around his teammate for third.
On lap 181, Brad Keselowski began to show just how good his car really was, when he drove around Earnhardt Jr. for fifth when Earnhardt's car got loose heading into Turn 1. Just five laps later, Keselowski was able to get around Gordon for fourth place.
|Denny Hamlin leads Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer (Courtesy Getty Images)|
On lap 231, Kyle Busch hit pit road to make his stop, and he once again made a mistake. He slid through his pit stall, costing himself precious seconds. While Busch was on pit road, the caution came out for David Reutimann, who's engine let go and put oil down on the track. The field pitted for what was to be their final pit stops of the day. Hamlin's team had some miscommunication under the stop; they gave him four tires instead of two, and Hamlin went from leading the race to being 13th.
Kasey Kahne led his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the restart on lap 240. Kahne was able to get ahead of Earnhardt, and so was Clint Bowyer, who shot down in front of Junior for second place. By lap 272, Denny Hamlin was able to get around Earnhardt for third place on the track with 30 laps to go. On lap 277, Hamlin got around Bowyer for second place, and set his sights on Kasey Kahne. With 10 laps to go, Kahne began to run into some lapped traffic. Hamlin was able to eat into Kahne's lead, but he ran out of time and could not catch him. Coming to the White Flag, Hamlin charged hard into Turn 3, and his car went up the racetrack. Kahne won his second race of the year, and all but locked himself into the Chase.
|Kasey Kahne leads Clint Bowyer on the final restart (Courtesy Getty Images)|
The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was an uneventful race, and it was only stopped three times by cautions. Once again, a race this season was finished in under three hours. Kasey Kahne unofficially locked himself into the Chase by winning his second race of the season; two wins will most likely win him a wild card spot if he cannot make the Top 10 by Richmond. Next week, the Sprint Cup Series has its last off-week of the season, and they will be back at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race can be seen on July 29th at 12 p.m., only on ESPN.
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