|Harvick takes the checkered flag (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)|
The caution came out on lap 16 for Mike Bliss who got into the wall in Turn 4. The field came in to make pit stops, and Brad Keselowski stalled his car exiting his pit stall, allowing Jimmie Johnson to get around him. The race restarted on lap 21, and Busch was able to get down in front of his teammate Hamlin for the lead. Kasey Kahne got a great run going through Turns 1 and 2, and he almost was able to get around Busch, but he beat Kahne down to Turn 3 to keep the lead.
Keselowski had restarted 22nd, but by lap 40, he was already up to 12th. Johnson on the other hand, had restarted 20th, but had only made it up to 16th. The second caution of the day came out for David Gilliland on lap 51. Gilliland's right front tire went down coming out of Turn 4, and he pounded the outside wall. The field came in to make pit stops, and Mark Martin got out of the pits first after just taking two tires.
Martin led the field back to the green flag on lap 59, but Busch was able to clear him coming out of Turn 4 to take back the lead. On lap 78, Martin was passed by Hamlin for second, and then was passed by Paul Menard for third on lap 80.
|Keselowski races Busch for the lead (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)|
The caution came out on lap 166 for debris in Turn 4. The field came in to pit, and Busch was able to beat Hamlin off pit road. The race restarted on lap 174, and Busch was able to get around Ryan Newman, who didn't pit under the caution. Coming out of Turn 2, Jeff Gordon had a problem, causing the field to fan out around him, but he only lost four spots before he got going again. On lap 200, while Johnson was running in eighth, Keselowski was able to get around Kevin Harvick for third place, and pull to within one point of Johnson in the point standings.
Keselowski passed Newman for second on lap 209, and set his sights on Busch for the lead. Keselowski finally caught Busch, and after racing side-by-side for about 10 laps, Keselowski was finally able to clear Busch for the lead on lap 233.
|Johnson's damaged car tries to make it to the pits (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)|
The race restarted on lap 241, and Busch was able to get ahead of Hamlin to take the lead. There was a mad dash for second place, with Keselowski, Hamlin, and Harvick all trying to get the position. When it had finally settled down, Hamlin was second, Keselowski was third, and Busch had a lead of about three seconds.
On lap 273, the caution came out for David Ragan in the wall. At the same time, Johnson brought his car back onto the track, 33 laps down. Under the caution, some of the leaders came in to pit, including Keselowski. After the pit stops, Keselowski was scored in eighth after the first seven cars stayed out.
The race restarted with 35 laps to go, and Busch was able to clear Hamlin coming out of Turn 2. Kahne also got around Hamlin for third. With 31 laps to go, Tony Stewart got clipped by Aric Almirola trying to avoid his teammate Ryan Newman, and spun down the backstretch.
The race restarted with 28 laps to go, and Busch was able to get the lead again. Harvick was able to get around Kahne for second. With just 11 laps to go, Sam Hornish Jr. hit the outside wall after his left front tire went down after contact with Danica Patrick.
The race restarted with eight laps to go, and Harvick was able to clear Busch coming out of Turn 4 to take the lead. With six laps to go, Jeff Gordon slapped the outside wall after contact with Clint Bowyer, but the race was able to continue green. Coming to the white flag, Gordon waited for Bowyer to pass before wrecking him coming through Turn 3. The wreck also collected Joey Logano and Aric Almirola.
|A fight between the 24 and 15 teams erupts in the garage (SPEED.com)|
The race was red-flagged while the track was cleaned up, and the caution came back out after 15 minutes. Kevin Harvick was the leader for the first green-white-checkered, and he was able to clear Busch, while Keselowski started to lose spots. Coming through Turns 3 and 4, Danica Patrick spun across the track, but there wasn't a caution. Harvick was able to win when a melee started behind him. The cars began sliding in the oil left on the track by Patrick, and Newman, Kurt Busch, Kenseth, and Menard all got together. Newman spun back across the track and collected Martin.
|This wreck collected Martin, Newman, Patrick, Busch, and Menard (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)|
The Championship picture looks drastically different than it did heading into Phoenix. With Jimmie Johnson's troubles, he now trails Brad Keselowski by 20 points. And it is now down to a two-man race, with neither Kasey Kahne or Clint Bowyer being able to catch Keselowski to win the Championship. Here are the unofficial points, courtesy NASCAR.com:
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