Burton Holds Off Kahne for Win at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Despite Jimmie Johnsonís fast start to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Burton hasnít been willing to concede the trophy to the two-time defending champion.
On Saturday night, Burton gave more than lip service to that notion, holding off Kasey Kahne to win the Bank of America 500 at Loweís Motor Speedway. The victory, Burtonís second of the season and the 21st of his career, vaulted the driver of the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet into second place in the standings, 69 points behind Johnson with five races left in the Chase.
Burton had enough speed to hold off Kasey Kahne, who crossed the finish line .946 seconds behind the winner. Kurt Busch ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray.
Qualifying Rained Out at LMS, Johnson Gets Pole
Rain washed out Thursday evening's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session, as well as the day's lone practice, forcing the field for the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway to be set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book. As the pointís leader, Jimmie Johnson will bring the field to the green flag on Saturday night. This is the eighth time this season rain has forced the field to be lined up per the rule book.
NASCAR Newscast: Chase for the Sprint Cup - Week 5 Review
Jeff Burton earned his second win of the season, climbing to the second spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and closing the gap on point leader Jimmie Johnson. Hear Burton and Johnson talk about how gambling paid off as the Chase reached its halfway point.
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