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NASCAR At Dover Update: Clint Bowyer Leads With 50 Laps Remaining

Fresh off a vicious crash near the end of last week's Southern 500 and again at the end of yesterday's Nationwide Series race, Clint Bowyer has his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet out front with 50 laps remaining in the FedEx 400. Bowyer ran outside the top-20 at one point, but has steadilly charged to the front and picked up the lead on pit road during the most recent caution flag.

Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards have combined to lead 324 of the 350 laps completed thus far, but Bowyer holds just under a one-second lead over Edwards for the top spot. Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Jeff Burton round out the top-five. Kyle Busch, his best buddy Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Marcos Ambrose fill out the top-10.

Kasey Kahne, who had run in the top-10 for most of the event, brought out the race's most recent yellow with a blown engine.

If there are no more caution flags in today's event, the teams should be on the edge of the window for making it to the end of the race on fuel.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.