The $1 million payday doesn't come until later, but you'd never know it by the way Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne dueled in the final laps of the third segment. Kahne chased Keselowski down and tried valiantly to pass him both high and low, but the Penske driver held serve.
Coming to the line to complete the 60th lap, Kahne got a run off turn four and cut to the inside of Keselowski and came within .006 seconds of leading the lap that would have given him the segment triumph. tThat's six one-thousandths of a second.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., A.J. Allmendinger, and Marcos Ambrose completed the top-five.
The racing has gradually gotten better as the race has worn along. The first segment saw Jimmie Johnson pass Kyle Busch late and pull away to win handily. Matt Kenseth scooted past Denny Hamlin near the end of Segment Two but was within reasonable distance of a great duel between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin for second-place, won by Earnhardt.
The paper-thin margin of victory for segment three is likely a harbinger of things to come in the final 20 lap segment and the 10-lap dash for the $1 million prize.