|Hamlin celebrates his win (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)|
Gordon led the field back to the green flag on lap 46, leading Busch and Stewart. Coming out of Turn 2, Busch was able to take the lead after Gordon chose to restart on the inside lane. On lap 73, Kasey Kahne chased down Gordon to take second place. On lap 83, Denny Hamlin, who started 28th, got around Kahne to take away second place. Hamlin had been running very strong, and set his sights on his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate.
|Kyle Busch leads Jeff Gordon (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)|
Hamlin led Busch, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., and Matt Kenseth to the green flag on lap 134. Kahne restarted sixth, and he was the first car in line who had made stopped under the caution. On lap 164, Johnson was able to get around Busch for second place. On lap 170, Kahne got under him for third as well. Busch radioed in to his crew and said that his car may be losing power.
The caution came out for debris on lap 178, and the leaders came in to make pit stops. Brian Vickers, driving the 55 car this weekend, got out first, and was followed by Hamlin, Logano, Johnson, and Bowyer. The race restarted on lap 184, and Vickers was able to pull ahead of Hamlin to take the lead coming out of Turn 2. But Hamlin got a good run coming off the corner, and got under Vickers through Turns 3 and 4. The next lap, Hamlin regained the lead coming out of Turn 2.
|Vickers leads the field on an early restart (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)|
On lap 246, in the midst of green flag stops, Hamlin gave up the lead to make his final pit stops. Brad Keselowski pulled off on lap 248 to make his pit stop, cycling the lead back around to Denny Hamlin. The fourth caution of the day flew on lap 272 for debris, erasing a five-second gap that Hamlin had on Johnson. The first seven drivers stayed out, while the rest of the field pitted.
Hamlin led Johnson, Bowyer, Gordon, and Keselowski to the green flag. Hamlin was able to clear Johnson heading into Turn 1, and Gordon dove in front of Bowyer after getting a great restart. Hamlin checked out when the race restarted, and Johnson wasn't able to catch him. Hamlin would win his fifth race of the season, and the 100th race for Joe Gibbs Racing.
|Hamlin leads Clint Bowyer (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)|
Jimmie Johnson has regained the points lead, and Denny Hamlin has closed in to within seven points of Johnson. Here are the unofficial points, courtesy of NASCAR.com:
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