Martin's handling suffered, too, and on lap 289, Kahne put the #5 a lap down. But Martin got back on the lead lap with a free pass after David Gilliland's contact with the turn two wall brought out the eighth caution of the race on lap 300.
Kenseth, who posted his best finish since winning the first two races of the year, was pleased with his performance but reserved most of his admiration for the dominant combination of Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus.
“Those guys are awesome,” Kenseth said. “Since those two got together, they've been, in my opinion, the group to beat every single year. Whenever it counts and it's crunch time, they do this. They've done this every year for the last four years, so it shouldn't really be a surprise to anybody.”
Johnson became the first driver to win three of the first five races in a Chase. He has won 17 of the 55 Chase races.
by Reid Spencer/Sporting News