NASCAR At Chicago: Jimmie Johnson Leads At First Caution

The first yellow of the Geico 400 is out after 65 laps for debris on the race track. The caution erases Jimmie Johnson's lead over Kasey Kahne, with Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Denny Hamlin rounding out the top-five. Johnson has dominated the race, leading 59 laps early on after starting on the pole.

Kyle Busch ran sixth, ahead of Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, and the Michael Waltrip Racing teammates Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer. Seven of the top-10 drivers were Chasers.

Under the first cycle of green flag pit stops, early contender Aric Almirola - who led the opening three laps of the race after starting second - was penalized for having an out of control tire. NASCAR reviewed the incident further and has given Almirola his lap back under this yellow flag, though he remains at the rear of the lead lap rather than moving back into the top-five as he ran early in the race.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.