Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/24/12
Aside from a competition caution for overnight rain and some cautions for debris, the vast majority of Sunday's Sylvania 300 was run under green-flag conditions. Kyle Busch led a number of laps early, but lost a cylinder later in the running, allowing teammate Denny Hamlin to jolt ahead and dominate the distance. Unlike the first Chase race, the Chase contenders all ran well. Some ran better than others, but no one was dealt a deathblow. Trials like Jeff Gordon's the week before did not take another chunk of competition out of contention, and most of the points race tightened up. The lead is broken apart by a single point, and the next eight races are shaping up to be a shootout, with wins poised to make the difference. Next up is Dover, a concrete track with high banking that can create havoc when just one driver loses it in a line of traffic. Johnson won the last race at the oval, as well as four of the last seven, and admitted he is hungry to gain as much ground as he can when ...
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