Found October 28, 2012 on Race Review Online: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Mr. Martinsville is back. Holding off Kyle Busch during a five-lap closing green-flag run at Martinsville Speedway, polesitter Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 at the .526-mile short track and grabbed the Sprint Cup Series lead from sixth-place finisher Brad Keselowski. Johnson’s fourth victory of the season and his seventh at Martinsville leaves Johnson in a familiar position. He holds a two-point lead over Keselowski with three races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Busch finished second .479 seconds behind the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet, who won for the 59th time in his career. Kasey Kahne ran third, followed by Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 21st in his return to racing after a two-week hiatus. Johnson had the lead on Lap 491 when a chain-reaction spin involving Sam Hornish Jr., Carl Edwards and Earnhardt caused the 11th caution and set up a restart on Lap 496 Denny Hamlin’s championship hopes suffered a crushing blow when hi...
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