|Johnson celebrates another Martinsville win (John Harrelson/Getty Images)|
The race restarted on lap 52, and Johnson restarted on the bottom and he was able to beat Gordon out of Turn 2. On lap 68, Gordon was able to take the lead away from his Hendrick Motorsports teammate. The caution came out on lap 97 for David Gilliland, who blew a right front tire. The leaders pitted, and Johnson led Kyle Busch and Gordon off pit road.
The race restarted on lap 104, and Johnson and Busch raced side-by-side for the first lap before Johnson was able to clear the 18. Gordon was able to drive under Johnson on lap 107 to retake the lead. Johnson got stuck on the outside, and dropped back to fourth. On lap 115, Vickers was able to drive under Busch for second place. On lap 128, Travis Kvapil spun in Turn 2, bringing out another caution. Gordon, Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. stayed out while the rest of the field made pit stops.
The race restarted on lap 137, and Gordon was able to clear Busch for the lead. Vickers was able to get around Gordon for the lead on lap 148. On lap 149, Busch spun in Turn 4, bringing out the fourth caution of the race. The leaders hit pit road, and Vickers was able to retain the lead, and he led the field back to the green on lap 156.
|Vickers leads Hamlin and Gordon (Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)|
Marcos Ambrose spun in Turn 2 on lap 199, to bring out the fifth caution of the race. The leaders came in to make their pit stops, and Johnson beat Gordon and Bowyer off pit road. Hamlin was once again caught for speeding, and had to restart 24th. The race restarted on lap 205, and Johnson restarted as the leader on the inside. Gordon was able to work his way around on the outside to take the lead. The caution came out again on lap 212, this time for a spin involving Kvapil and Ambrose.
Gordon led the field back to the green flag on lap 219, and he was able to get ahead of Johnson for the lead. On lap 226, Bowyer was able to get around Gordon for the lead. Kurt Busch spun after contact from Kevin Harvick, bringing out another caution on lap 228. Bowyer led the field back to the green flag, and Johnson restarted on the high side and stayed alongside Bowyer for over a lap, but Bowyer was able to stay ahead of the 48.
|Keselowski makes a pit stop (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)|
On lap 371, Hamlin slowed considerably on the backstretch, and he radioed in that his batteries were dying. Clint Bowyer was able to get around Kahne for the lead. Hamlin continued to stall his car out as his car lost and regained power, but finally he slowed to stop on the frontstretch, bringing out the caution on lap 391. The leaders came in to pit, and Johnson beat Bowyer off pit road.
|Hamlin's car is pushed by the wrecker after losing power on the frontstretch (Jared Tilton/Getty Images)|
The race restarted on lap 445, and Johnson was able to get ahead of Gordon to get the lead. On lap 475, Harvick's engine finally let go, bringing out the caution. Most of the field came in to make pit stops, while Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. stayed out.
Keselowski led the field back to the green flag on lap 481, followed by Earnhardt, Johnson, and Gordon. Keselowski was able to get ahead of Earnhardt, but Johnson was able to get around him for second. Johnson quickly began working on the bumper of Keselowski. With 14 laps to go, Johnson was able to get around Keselowski for the lead, and Keselowski was soon shuffled back to fifth. The caution came out on lap 490, when Sam Hornish Jr. dove into the corner, getting into the back of Carl Edwards, who spun into Earnhardt.
Johnson led the field back to the green flag on lap 495, and he was able to get in front of Busch to take the lead. Busch got close over the final five laps, but he couldn't get close enough to use his bumper. Johnson would pull away to win his seventh race at Martinsville.
Kyle Busch finished second, and Kasey Kahne finished third. Aric Almirola had a strong run, and finished fourth. Clint Bowyer finished fifth, and was followed by Brad Keselowski, who had a strong outing at Martinsville. Jeff Gordon finished seventh. Brian Vickers, in his final race of the season, finished eighth. Bobby Labonte got a rare Top 10, and finished ninth. Greg Biffle rounded out the Top 10 Matt Kenseth finished 15th, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 21st in his first race back from a concussion. Martin Truex Jr. finished 23rd, one lap down. Tony Stewart finished 27th, the first car two laps down. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin finished 32nd and 33rd, respectively.
Brad Keselowski lost the points lead, and is now two points behind Jimmie Johnson. Here are the unofficial points, courtesy of NASCAR.com:
Everyone knew that Jimmie Johnson would be strong at Martinsville, and he was. He dominated in his win, and is now the points leader for the first time in the Chase. But Brad Keselowski surprised everyone again, and was able to get a Top 10. Next week, the Sprint Cup Series rolls into Texas for the AAA Texas 500. The race can be seen next Sunday at 2 p.m., only on ESPN.
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