Kyle Busch won most of the battle, but Jamie McMurray won the war in Charlotte, repeating the feat of stealing a win during the Chase for the Sprint Cup without actually making the Chase.
But in his wake, Chasers took six of the next seven spots, with points leaders Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin taking spots three and four to set up an epic duel at the Martinsville Speedway. They've split the past eight Martinsville races between them, and while Johnson has five to Hamlin's three, Hamlin has won the past two.
This weekend's race will go a long way towards settling the score between the two, and perhaps even Kevin Harvick if he can step up his game ever so slightly.
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