NASCAR Charlotte Results: Matt Kenseth Wins, Jimmie Johnson Crashes To Put Dent In Chase Hopes

Matt Kenseth won Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but it may not have been the story of the night.

With 18 laps to go, five-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson got loose after close racing with Ryan Newman and began to spin, then smashed his car head-first into the wall.

The result may have crushed Johnson's chances of another title. He finished 34th and dropped to eighth in the standings – 35 points behind Chase leader Carl Edwards.

Kyle Busch finished second to Kenseth and Edwards was third.

We'll have plenty of post-race coverage right here on SBNation.com, so stay tuned for more...

NASCAR Charlotte results:

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Marcos Ambrose
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. AJ Allmendinger
  8. Tony Stewart
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Ryan Newman
  11. David Ragan
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Kurt Busch
  14. Juan Pablo Montoya
  15. Greg Biffle
  16. Brad Keselowski
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Jeff Burton
  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  20. Brian Vickers
  21. Jeff Gordon
  22. Travis Kvapil
  23. Martin Truex Jr.
  24. Clint Bowyer
  25. Regan Smith
  26. David Reutimann
  27. Jamie McMurray
  28. Landon Cassill
  29. Bobby Labonte
  30. Mike Bliss
  31. Trevor Bayne
  32. Casey Mears
  33. Hermie Sadler
  34. Jimmie Johnson
  35. Dave Blaney
  36. David Gilliland
  37. Mark Martin
  38. Robby Gordon
  39. Michael McDowell
  40. JJ Yeley
  41. David Stremme
  42. Andy Lally
  43. Joe Nemechek
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