Kasey Kahne passed his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon on a late-race restart to win Sunday's wild and crash-filled GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
And with his second victory of the season, Kahne is virtually assured of a slot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR's season-ending, 10-race championship round.
Kahne, who won earlier this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, led a sweep of the top two positions by the powerhouse Hendrick team, with Gordon finishing second ahead of Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie Johnson started from the pole and led 43 of the first 75 laps, but a blown right-front tire put him into the wall and out of contention. He finished 13th.
The drama began early in the race, as Juan Pablo Montoya drifted up into Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Turn 1 on the opening lap, also collecting Matt Kenseth and Joe Nemechek in the process.
On Lap 15, four-time Pocono winner Denny Hamlin looped his Joe Gibbs Racing Toy...