As the smoke cleared at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, the blue No. 48 car of Jimmie Johnson emerged as the victor. Throughout the entire race, the competition saw nothing but his rear bumper, as he led 346 of the 500 total laps. Is that going to be a recurring theme this season?
Johnson already has two wins this season, and he shows no signs of slowing down, recapturing the points lead from teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
It was an interesting race because tempers were held, for the most part, in check.
The 2013 Sprint Cup season is already off to a dynamite start, and every finish has been exciting. Will that continue? What is to be expected throughout the next few weeks?
Let's dive right in.