|Brad Keselowski celebrates his fifth victory of the season (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)|
Kurt Busch hit pit road on lap 61 to begin a round of green-flag pit stops. Right in the middle of pit stops, JJ Yeley blew a right front tire, bringing out the first caution on lap 69. The caution trapped everyone a lap down except for the top six cars. The leaders made their stops under caution, and Kyle Busch got out of the pits first.
|JJ Yeley brought out the day's first caution (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)|
The caution came out on lap 179 for debris in Turn 3. The race restarted on lap 185, with Busch leading Hamlin through Turn 1. On lap 194, Greg Biffle radioed in that he had a front tire issue, and was forced to pit. On lap 240, Brad Keselowski was able to get under Jeff Gordon for fourth place, and set his sights on Jimmie Johnson. The day's third caution came out on lap 246 for debris. The leaders pitted, and Busch got out of the pits in first.
|Kyle Busch led 302 of 400 laps (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)|
The caution came out on lap 308, when Matt Kenseth broke a trackbar. The leaders came in under the caution to pit, and Johnson was able to win the race off pit road. The race restarted on lap 316, and Johnson pulled ahead of Busch for the lead. Matt Kenseth spun entering Turn 3, bringing out the fifth caution of the day.
|Matt Kenseth spins in Turn 3 (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)|
On lap 355, Kyle Busch got around Johnson for the lead, and Hamlin was able to get around Johnson for third. Busch and Hamlin did not have enough fuel to make it to the end of the race, but Johnson was trying to save enough fuel to make it without stopping again. With 14 laps to go, Brad Keselowski got around Johnson for third. With 11 to go, Busch pitted for fuel, giving up the lead. The next lap, Hamlin gave up the lead to pit for fuel, handing the lead to Keselowski.
Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin, who had topped off under the last caution and were good on fuel, got around Johnson and set their sights on Keselowski. Keselowski didn't run out of fuel, however, and was able to win the AAA 400.
Jeff Gordon finished second, and was followed by Mark Martin. Jimmie Johnson conserved enough fuel and finished fourth. Carl Edwards had a surprisingly good race, and finished fifth. Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth. Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, who pitted for fuel at the end of the race, finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Clint Bowyer finished ninth, and Joey Logano finished tenth. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 11th after an uneventful day, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 12th in a rare Cup appearance. Kevin Harvick finished 13th. Kasey Kahne finished 15th, and Greg Biffle finished 16th. Tony Stewart finished 20th. Danica Patrick finished 28th, seven laps down. Matt Kenseth finished 35th after a rough day.
After this race, Brad Keselowski now has the points lead over Jimmie Johnson. After only three races, it seems as though only the top 3 have a shot to win the championship. Here are the unofficial points, courtesy of NASCAR.com:
Brad Keselowski made a statement with his second victory in three weeks. Keselowski now leads the standings, while Jimmie Johnson is in second place once again. Next week, the Chase heats up as the Sprint Cup Series heads into Talladega, where anything can happen. The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 can be seen at 1 p.m. next Sunday, only on ESPN.
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