Originally written on The Pit Stop  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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 and took the race lead for the first time at lap 105.  Kurt Busch though was even hotter and got the race lead back at lap 110. The green flag racing finally came to an end at the debris caution came out for debris on lap 135.  The lead cars pit.  Jamie McMurray had the hot pit stop and won the race off pit road as Kurt Busch fell back to sixth.  As the green flag dropped it was not long and Brad Keselowski was back into the race lead.  This became the second long green flag run of the night. Kurt Busch over this long green flag run was slowly moving back up to second place. Kurt Busch was back up to third place by lap 175 and up to second place before lap 200.  At lap 207 it was caution time again as David Stremme spins out.   The leaders pit and this time Kurt Busch won the race off of pit road. As the race restarted Kurt Busch was back leading laps.  Jimmie Johnson though was down pit road for battery issues and at lap 224 Jeff Gordon was down pit road for new tires on his ill handling race car.  At lap 218 Brad Keselowski took the race lead back from Kurt Bsuch.  At lap 267 the debris caution came out that saved Jeff Gordon big time as he got the lucky dog pass. The leaders pitted and Clint Bowyer had the hot pit stop to take the race lead.  After the green flag dropped Juan got a pass through penalty for not lining up where NASCAR wanted him top line up.  This was another long green flag run and this time Kevin Harvick was the hot car and at lap 309 Kevin Harvick was up to second place.   Then both Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch started to chased down Brad Keselowski.  With 63 laps left Kyle Busch started the next round of green flag pit stops.  With 59 laps left Clint Bowyer pits and on the next lap Jimmie Johnson brings out the caution as he blows a tire.  Kurt Busch had not stopped yet and was the race leader at the time of the caution.  The cars that did not stop yet do and a bunch of cars took the wave around to get back on the lead lap. As the green flag dropped it was Carl Edwards leading his first laps of the night as Ryan Newman was in second place.  Then with less than 30 laps left he was getting closer and closer to Carl for the race lead.  With less than 20 laps left Ryan was right Carl for the race lead.   Ryan then took the race lead with 10 laps left.  The caution though comes out with 8 laps left as Clint Bowyer spins out.  This caution brought in the leaders and Paul Menard took the race lead off pit road.  Mark Martin took only two tires to come out in third.   The restart saw Carl Edwards easily getting the race lead and was able to win the race. "The last three weeks have been great," said Carl Edwards. Martin Truex Jr. stated in the final laps his tires were shot. Joey Logano stated that he was really struggling. "To make the chase with these guys is an unbelievable feeling," said Kurt Busch. "Just wouldn't turn in the center all night," said Kasey Kahne. Ryan Newman stated that he just did not have the pit crew tonight.  He was tied with Martin Truex Jr. for 12th place in points, but did not get into the chase due to tie breaker rules. "Getting it done until the caution came out," said Jeff Gordon.  His eighth place was just not enough to get him in the chase as he finished one measily point behind Joey Loggnao for 10th. Brad Keselwoski who had the lead for part of the race finished in 17th place and out of the chase.
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