Kyle Busch prevailed in a spirited side by side duel over the final two laps.
Jimmie Johnson’s car sputtered to a stop with two laps to go, handing Brian Vickers his first win in almost three years on fuel mileage. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping the audience sputtered awake in time to see it.
Tony Stewart got the jump on Kyle Busch on a double-file restart with 23 laps to go. After that, it was his race to lose unless the No. 14 spun or ran out of fuel – neither of which came close to happening.
With 20 laps to go, Denny Hamlin restarted 14th with fresh tires. With 10 to go, he drove past Clint Bowyer to take the lead and was never headed.
Jimmie Johnson edged ahead of Mark Martin on the final restart to take the lead for good.
After a series of frantic restarts, Mark Martin on worn tires was able to hold off Jeff Gordon on fresher tires to hand Rick Hendrick an early 60th birthday gift.
Kyle Busch tried blocking Tony Stewart once too often on the final lap. Stewart took the win while Busch took a savage ride into the wall and through the pack.
Joey Logano got the Lucky Dog not once, but twice, then caught a lucky break from Mother Nature to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history.
Kasey Kahne held off Tony Stewart on no less than four restarts at the end of the race to claim his first victory in over a year.
Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas on the final lap to hand a win to Mark Martin.