|Johnson takes the checkered flag (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)|
On lap 87, with Johnson's lead up to over four seconds, Martin came in to make another green flag pit stop. Keselowski came in on lap 93, and he made it off pit road without any problems. Johnson gave up the lead on lap 94 to make his green flag pit stop. Johnson cycled around as the leader when the stops were finished. On lap 96, Juan Pablo Montoya scraped the outside wall, but the race was able to continue green.
|The 48 crew goes to work on pit road (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)|
The caution came out on lap 109 when AJ Allmendinger spun through the grass, ripping the front end off the car. Under the caution, most of the cars behind Mark Martin, who was running in tenth, made pit stops. The race restarted on lap 119, and Johnson was getting help from Bowyer heading into Turn 1, but the caution came out before the field could get out of Turn 2. Labonte's car started to billow smoke after he made contact with Trevor Bayne when Bayne spun his tires. Montoya also got a lot of damage when he caught the grass trying to avoid the accident.
|Keselowski leads Johnson to the green flag (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)|
When the stops had cycled around, Johnson was once again the leader, but Keselowski was now right behind the 48. Johnson led until the caution came out on lap 186 for debris in Turn 1. The leaders made pit stops under the caution, and Johnson beat Busch and Keselowski off pit road. The race restarted on lap 191, and Busch was able to slide up in front of Johnson coming off Turn 2. Keselowski was also able to get around Johnson for second heading into Turn 3.
Busch was able to pull away from Keselowski for a little while, but he was slowly able to reel Busch back in. Busch was the leader when another caution came out for debris on lap 223. The leaders pitted under the caution, and Busch was able to beat Johnson and Keselowski back off the pit lane.
|Johnson leads Keselowski through a corner (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)|
With 64 laps to go, Gordon slowed when he felt a tire going down. He came in to make a pit stop, and his right front tire was indeed going flat, and it relegated him to 25th. Gordon's misfortune helped put Johnson back into second place. The caution came out on lap 275 for debris. The field came down to make what would most likely be their final pit stops, and Busch beat Johnson off pit road. Keselowski slid through his pit stall, and dropped all the way to ninth.
The race restarted on lap 280, and Busch was able to pull ahead of Johnson heading into Turn 1. Johnson started to catch Busch, but he wasn't able to clear him. On lap 311, Marcos Ambrose pounded the outside wall when he blew a right side tire, bringing out the caution and changing the complexion of the rest of the race. The leaders came in to make their final pit stops, and Keselowski only took two tires and won the race off pit road.
Keselowski led Busch and Johnson to the restart on lap 315. Busch was able to get to the high side to get ahead of Keselowski, but he cleared Busch coming out of Turn 4 to take the lead. The caution came out with 14 laps to go when Kasey Kahne blew a right front tire and hit the outside wall. Keselowski led the field to the green flag, but Johnson was able to stay with him through Turns 1 and 2. Johnson was able to get around Keselowski for the lead, but Keselowski was able to fight back and take the lead back. Johnson then had to hold off Busch for second place.
|Martin spins through the trioval (Jerry Markland/Getty Images)|
Keselowski was able to win a hard-fought battle with Kyle Busch for second coming to the checkered flag. Matt Kenseth was able to finish fourth, and Tony Stewart was fifth. Clint Bowyer finished sixth, and was followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in seventh. Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Greg Biffle rounded out the Top 10. Martin Truex Jr. finished 13th, and Jeff Gordon finished 14th. Denny Hamlin had a dismal and uneventful day, and finished 20th. Danica Patrick had a quiet day, and finished 24th. Kasey Kahne finished 25th. Mark Martin finished 29th after wrecking just laps from the finish.
Jimmie Johnson was able to gain five points on Brad Keselowski, and now leads the driver of the Blue Deuce by seven points. Also, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are now mathematically eliminated from the Chase. Here are the unofficial points, courtesy NASCAR.com:
|Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images|