The pack chasing the Sprint Cup leaders needed a slip-up from those at the top Sunday, and they got it! They just didn't take advantage.
FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig recaps the Good Sam Club 500 in this "FOX in the Fast Lane":
Sunday's finish lived up to the Sprint Cup name, with Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton dueling down the stretch...
" Clint Bowyer gets the win!"
...Only by a nose on ESPN. Burton thought Bowyer gave him the race...
" I thought he made his move a little too early, and as it turns out, he did perfect."
Those are two non-Chase drivers... so the day's best Chase driver? Brad Keselowski, in fourth, one of only three Chase cars in the Top 10. Tony Stewart finished seventh, followed by Denny Hamlin in eighth. Carl Edwards came in 11th, stretching his lead in the standings to 14 points over Matt Kenseth with just four races left.
Talladega is known for the "Big One," and if you were watching, you got it...
" Trouble! Allmendinger turned around, Kyle Busch makes contact, more cars involved..."
...including Kevin Harvick. Harvick dropped to fifth in the Chase, 26 points back. Busch is down in sixth, 40 points behind Edwards. Keselowski and Stewart are in the three- and four-spots, both within 20 points of the lead.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I'm Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.