Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed he had a strong Chevrolet by leading all 40 laps of the Sprint Showdown. He continued his great night by winning segment four of the Sprint All-Star Race. It sets him up to be fourth, behind Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Brad Keselowski, when the cars head to pit road for mandatory final stop. They must at least stop in their box, but are not required to do any service to their cars before the final ten-lap segment
Marcos Ambrose, A.J. Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, and Jeff Gordon completed the top-five.
Kenseth might be on edge as he pursues his second All-Star win. One teammate, Carl Edwards' engine blew sky high in the second segment, while Greg Biffle's went up in flames early in segment four. The Sprint Cup point leader had a brief scare as his car filled with smoke while he appeared to struggle to get free of his radio cords. Finally removing the helmet, Biffle scrambled to safety and walked away under his own power.