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Southern Showdown: Kasey Kahne Wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway

With just 89 points separating seventh through 14th in the points and two races remaining before the Chase field is set, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' 43 best drivers prepared for a clash in Atlanta for the Pep Boys Auto Parts 500. Martin Truex, Jr. won his second pole of 2009 with a speed of 184.149 and Kasey Kahne led the field to the green flag at 7:49 local time. Truex, Jr. jumped out to an early lead while Kahne battled side by side with Johnson before pulling away. On the outside, the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge of Kurt Busch tried to make a move on the No. 48. Juan Pablo Montoya, who started 22nd, wasted little time in his quest to pick up positions, making it three wide on lap four with Kevin Harvick and Michael Waltrip. Four laps ...

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