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NASCAR At Indy: Point Leader Matt Kenseth Crashes; Jimmie Johnson Leads With 25 Laps Remaining

Sprint Cup point leader Matt Kenseth will not finish his last Brickyard 400 with Roush-Fenway Racing.

The Sprint Cup point leader was collected in a crash after Joey Logano got loose under Trevor Bayne. Logano's car spun at the exit of turn one, hit the nose of Bobby Labonte's car and shot back towards the outside wall where Kenseth had gone to attempt to dodge the wreck.

Kenseth's Ford briefly fireballed after the accident, but the 2003 Sprint Cup champion walked away uninjured. With the wreck, he will likely relinquish his lead atop the series standings to Dale Earnhardt Jr. who hasn't led the points since the 2004 season.

The crash tightens things up further in terms of fuel mileage. Everyone should be right on the edge of making it to the checkered flag on fuel if the race goes its scheduled 160 laps. In the event of a green-white-checkered finish, however, there will be many teams in need of a splash of gas to reach the end of the race.

Jimmie Johnson, who has dominated all day, leads the way just 25 laps from the end ahead of Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Earnhardt.

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