Found September 07, 2013 on The Pit Stop:
Kasey Kahne stated that he had a good practice yesterday. "This is a good track for us," said Dale Earnhardt Jr. "I think we have the car to do it," said Brad Keselowski on winning the race. This race started off with Jeff Gordon leading laps as Kurt Busch was slowly dropping back down to only fourth place.  Brad Keselowski though started to get hot and at lap 50 was the new leader of the race.  At this time Kurt Busch started to come alive and was chasing down Brad Keselowski.  At lap 66 Kurt Busch used some lapped traffic to get the race lead for the first time tonight.  The green flag racing continued and around lap 90 it was green flag pit stop time for struggling drivers.  Then more cars started making pit stops.  Jimmie Johnson wound up with a speeding penalty.  Kurt Busch finally pitted on lap 95.  Jamie McMurray was in the race lead until he pitted and then the lead went back to Brad Keselowski.  Matt Kenseth though was hot at this time an...
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