Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Jimmie Johnson promises "it will be a fight to the end." And with three races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it appears that Johnson and Brad Keselowski are the only heavyweights remaining for the title bout. However, it was Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team that won every round at Martinsville Speedway. Johnson started from the pole to guarantee the top starting spot and best pit box. He led the most laps (193) and won the race to replace sixth-place finisher Brad Keselowski at the top of the standings and resume the points lead for the first time in four weeks. But Sunday's victory was not a knock-out by any means. Patience paid off for Johnson who fought off challenges from Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, teammate Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin over 500 laps. Hamlin, however, fell out of contention on Lap 393 with electrical issues to ignite the eighth caution. Gordon led three times for a total of 92 laps, but lane position on restarts and wrestling Bowye...
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