A balky radio got Brad Keselowski the lead, as he stayed on track when most of the other leaders pitted, but his No. 2 Dodge has been out front much of the time since. Last night's Nationwide winner currently leads the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway with less than 50 laps remaining.
Kyle Busch, who has held the lead for 114 laps, runs second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Tony Stewart.
There have been only four yellow flags on the evening. Jamie McMurray has had the only real drama on the night as his Chevrolet erupted in a plume of smoke as he entered the first turn. McMurray stopped dead in the middle of the track as his cockpit had filled with smoke.
The lack of on-track action will likely be overshadowed by the lack of action on the roads leading to the track. Several fans missed the open of the race, and others were turned away once they finally reached the track grounds because the race was already half-completed.