Kasey Kahne muscled his way past Matt Kenseth to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway and lock himself into the Chase Sunday night.
Joey Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining
Smoke's return is marred by multiple accidents.
The term 'don't beat yourself' comes into mind here.
Jeff Gordon has scored his third victory of the 2014 season.
The 334-lap event proved a valuable learning experience for the combination on their way to a 36th place finish.
Finishes 36th after early crash.
“We battled a lack of grip, a lack of track position and handling issues all night,” said Ryan Newman.
Over a dozen cars were involved in the accident.
Marcos Ambrose were one of the fastest teams on the track, but bad luck strikes again and the the No. 9 Ford driver finished the day in 20th-place.
19 drivers have a mathematical shot at it going into Richmond.
After a 10-lap shootout, Busch was positioned 5th and has finished the same position
Jeff Gordon drops through the field after cutting a left front tire.
Brad Keselowski felt he had a potential race-winning car, but his chances disappeared early in a pit-road collision with Busch.
Kurt Busch takes home Indy rookie title and $423,889
While it was not the result that Stewart wanted, his return proved cathartic for friends and fans.
Jeff Gordon: “Danica (Patrick) made a mistake early. I don’t think that was an aggressive move I think it was just a mistake that got the No. 2 turned (earlier in the race).
A wreck on lap 97 has taken out a majority of the field