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After dominating Sunday's GEICO 400 Jimmie Johnson finished second to Brad Keselowski who tracked him down and passed him on green-flag pit stops. The win was Keselowski's first in the Chase format and makes him the points leader in the Sprint Cup for the first time in his career. Unlike Keselowski, however, the day was a long one for a number of drivers. Some Chase contenders suffered issues, such as Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth, but others made significant starts. Kasey Kahne, for one, picked up six places and now sits fifth in points after racing hard to a third-place finish behind who might be this year's top Chase combatants. Denny Hamlin almost had a solid start to the Chase, but ran out of fuel on the final lap, throwing away points in the process. All, however, now chase Keselowski and Johnson. The Chase rewards drivers who win, and consistency, while necessary, is no longer the differentiating factor. This week the Chase heads to New Hampshire International Speedway, wher...
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