Kyle Busch has taken the lead at Chicagoland Speedway.
After Matt Kenseth led the first 30 laps until a competition caution, Busch took two tires on pit road and was able to get out ahead of Kenseth.
Kurt Busch came off third, followed by Greg Biffle and Paul Menard.
The first 30 laps were uneventful. Kenseth led the whole way, with Kurt Busch running second most of the time as drivers experimented with various grooves and mostly held position knowing a caution was upcoming.
Four Chase drivers are outside the top 25 as of now: Denny Hamlin is 26th, Tony Stewart is 27th, Kevin Harvick is 28th and Jeff Gordon is 29th. None of them ever cracked the top 20 on the first run.
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR's five-time champ, ran around 15th place for most of the first run. Dale Earnhardt Jr. started 19th and was 20th or 21st for the entire first 30 laps.