How the race was won
Busch When Jeff Gordon mistakingly chose the high line on Lap 155, Busch took advantage, bolting low and into the lead. Then, when the caution flew during the green-white-checker finish, NASCAR went to the videotape and determined that Busch still held the advantage over Carl Edwards, who wound up second.
Stories of the race
Busch collecting win No. 6 in just 18 races this season. As it stands, he would start the Chase with a 40-point advantage over the field.
Jeff Gordon not winning. He had arguably the strongest car, yet made an uncharacteristic mistake on the green-white-checker re-start, pulling in front of Edwards when there wasn't enough room. Gordon wrecked and wound up 30th.
Give 'em credit
Robby Gordon wasn't a factor all night, yet he earned a much-needed sixth-place finish.
Patrick Carpentier had a terrible day at Sonoma, where he expected to do well, and had a great day (finishing 14th) at Daytona, where he didn't.
What was he thinking?
Jimmie Johnson: He nearly ran into his teammate, Jeff Gordon, twice and barely missed Kevin Harvick once, all on pit road, and then finally did hit somenone on Lap 156 when he was a part of the mini Big One.
Look who's back
Martin In case you missed it, Mark Martin announced on Friday that he's coming back to full-time Sprint Cup racing in 2009, when he'll drive the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports.
He did it again
Every week there is some reason why Kyle Busch shouldn't win the race. Saturday, it was when teammate Denny Hamlin nailed his back bumper on Lap 84, a move that should have sent Busch spinning into the wall. Not only did Busch save it, but he rallied back to win the race.
Grading the race
We saw some good racing at times, but not the typical restrictor plate excitement where drivers team up to boot the leader to the back. After every pit stop, drivers jockeyed hard for the lead, knowing they only had a few laps before their tires went away and racing for the lead was no longer an option. After that, it was follow the leader. Grade: B
From the source
Kyle Busch: "It was close, I knew that, but when I did see the yellow light come on, I could barely see the nose on the 99 (Carl Edwards) car up my right-front fender. So I was hoping that we were the winners and, you know, it ended up being that way."
Tony Stewart: "I thought we were going to be able to (make it) for the first two runs, but once the car got a little bit loose and we had to start really sawing on the wheel, it's like it zapped the energy out of me and I started making mistakes. It was a situation where I was trying to look out for everybody involved on the race team. I wasn't doing us any favors by not being 100 percent. It was better to get out as early as we could."