Jimmie Johnson dominated, as expected, at Martinsville Speedway, and Brad Keselowski didn't flinch.
This championship duel might go down to the wire after all.
Johnson, a five-time series champion, raced to his seventh career victory on NASCAR's trickiest oval Sunday, and the triumph helped him erase a seven-point deficit and supplant Keselowski as the points leader with three events remaining.
Even so, Johnson knows the title chase is far from over, that there's plenty of racing yet to do.
''I'm ecstatic about the win today and ecstatic about the points lead, but this is no cake-walk,'' Johnson said after the 59th victory of his career and fourth this season. ''These guys are bringing their best each and every week. ... The next two races will tell the tale. Anything can happen. We could both wad it up next week and Clint Bowyer is your champion.''
Johnson moved two points ahead of Keselowski, who finished sixth for his highest career showing at the track, and came away knowin...