Jimmie Johnson nearly took the Chase points lead out of the hands of Matt Kenseth
The 1.5-mile Charlotte track is one of Jimmie Johnson's strongest venues.
Points leader Kenseth had a rough day at Kansas Speedway.
Matt Kenseth: "I wish it would have (stayed) green to the end."
Johnson earns fifth Sprint Cup this season, and his first in The Chase at Dover International Speedway. Teammate Earnhardt Jr gives Hendrick team 1-2 finish.
Jimmie Johnson left New Hampshire having finished fourth, and now prepares for Dover.
Kyle Busch: “There’s still nine more weeks – nine long weeks to go."
The first of the 10 Chase races had a long rain delay which Matt Kenseth took advantage of.
Racing under the Chicagoland lights was not expected but Mother Nature threw a curve ball in the plans for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Despite the weather, the Joe Gibbs Racing team overcame their rivals for a one-two finish to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup
Now that all has settled down after the post-Richmond fiasco, it is time to view who will win the 2013 title.
Third-annual multi-city Media Tour previews 2013 NASCAR postseason