After Andy Lally blew a tire around lap 130, NASCAR called a debris caution which shook up the running order.
Jeff Gordon dropped to fourth following the pit stops (his team put a spring rubber in during his car's service), with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch out front. But Busch seemed to jump the restart and then lagged back, and it caused a bit of commotion on the initial green-flag lap.
AJ Allmendinger got into David Ragan, who then hit Kevin Harvick. The No. 29 car went extremely sideways, but Harvick somehow saved it and kept going – as did everyone else.
Kenseth, meanwhile, pulled out to the lead while Gordon moved into second place (about a half-second behind). Gordon has the strongest car of the day, though, and was able to pass Kenseth at lap 149 to retake the lead.
A Dale Earnhardt Jr. update: The No. 88 is now back on the lead lap after getting the free pass on the Lally caution.
The top 10 as of lap 150 (of 325):
- Jeff Gordon
- Matt Kenseth
- Kyle Busch
- Denny Hamlin
- David Ragan
- Carl Edwards
- Kevin Harvick
- Jimmie Johnson
- Tony Stewart
- Brad Keselowski