As Johnson No. mutilated. 48 Chevrolet limped back to pit road, the points leader in the Sprint Cup believed that the sun was still in the delivery of dozens of stars. But it was not. Precautions crashing last five laps and allow Hendrick Motorsports teams to make six trips to the pits for repairs. After plastic surgery to cover bonds - industrial sized pieces of duct tape - a five-time champion of 30 lines with 121 laps of the race. Keselowski thinks will see Terminator, sans Johnson said: "I will return." "I think they did a great job fixing the car what I think," said Keselowski. "They're coming." Certain benefits remain after the race, when Johnson stood behind Keselowski position #. 2 Dodge. And because Johnson led 44 laps early events, a point ahead of Keselowski accepted by finishing eighth in ninth place result in the Johnson evaporates. Keselowski has been running long enough seven-point lead for granted, especially when your team is in a race against tough opponents such as Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus. They have been together since Johnson's rookie season in 2002 and the number of displaced people can not compare the past 11 seasons. No other organization has won five consecutive Cups. And 395 starts, Johnson has amassed 58 wins, 164 top and 246 under five in the top 10. On Sunday, Johnson was fortunate that the damage to his car became a member of the "big" and credited his team to take together "cosmetic" .. Johnson, 37, said the race team "more mature" this year than in 2011, when he and Knaus were criticized each other. "That's what we want to be realistic about thinking and execution at the end of last year," said Johnson. "When things got a little work for us, we will communicate and work as we need. That all people, not just those who have the final say and how to fix cars, but all of us. "And (Sunday), actually runs because there is nothing going on and do everything possible to get the car on the track and get our best result." Johnson was disappointed that he personally made the mistake of driving and Keselowski took no intermediate tracks where featured Penske Racing this season. However, he is convinced that with four races in the Chase - begins this weekend at Martinsville, where he has won six and finished a career average of 5.8 - it will continue to close on Keselowski. "The best way to send (a message) is how you perform on the track. And (Sunday), we showed what our team is capable of doing, "said Johnson. "Beyond that, and the mistakes I made, everything else was pretty incredible. I'm proud of the team, and hope that others are watching. ' Compared to Johnson record in Martinsville, Keselowski knew him weak. While Keselowski posted his best race result (ninth) in April to track 0526 miles and completed all but two laps of competition, took only two turns in the starting five. But after a surprise attack by Johnson & Co. Sunday, Keselowski acknowledged that his fight to the finish. "I saw it coming all the way to Homestead," said Keselowski. "It was decided there. I like the time we have today and the position we do. It came down to the last race. It was pretty obvious after (Sunday). ' Here are 10 ideas to think with four races remaining in the Sprint Cup season: 1. Did Christmas come early. . . . . . Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell? Former NASCAR track, is also one of the most valuable - and have a loyal following Dale Earnhardt Jr.. Earnhardt is expected to test at Gresham Motorsports Park on Monday and follow up with the neurologist Dr. Jerry Petty on Tuesday to make sure that you have completed the prescribed path to recovery. If cleaning Petty Earnhardt NASCAR and put his stamp of approval Junior Nation, definitely something to celebrate this weekend. 2. NASCAR Trucks at The Big E? Track owner Tony Stewart said Friday he would be "happy if we get a NASCAR race in Eldorado" and admitted that it was NASCAR, to "look at all kinds of tracks. "What I did not mention two trucks Stewart tried last week to a half-mile oval in shape and clay, according to sources, the three times has resulted in one of the trucks, along with Austin Dillon. Dillon characterized the trial as "fun", but added shyly "You'll have to wait and see" how to make the truck. "It will be interesting to see how they are doing," said Dillon. "We still have much work to do, but I want the viewer to walk again." 3. So close. . . Kyle Busch almost got his first Nationwide Series victory when he drove his own team team Saturday at Kansas Speedway - until the gas was when the show went into overtime. Apparently tumultuous had three chances to pull the feat at the National Division of Kyle Busch Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing integrate. Sources tell us KBM truck only becomes operational in 2013. Busch and Monster Energy will continue with JGR. 4. Meeting run Stewart Haas Racing launched its main line crew for next season, but Ryan Newman will have a good start in 2013 with Matt Borland meet with former Penske Racing driver Martinsville. "I have a good relationship with him personally and professionally," said Newman. "I hope we can re-live some of the successes that won the pole and the race." In general, the pair won 12 races, 37 poles and qualified for the Chase two of three in the Sprint Cup during his tenure. In his first four seasons together, Newman was the worst point six. 5. Holidays are over Nobody is happier to see the crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe permit section NASCAR Paul Menard. Then the driver said, according to the third place - his first top-five at the time. Labbe not sit still during his suspension for illegal chassis. Heads of test crew almost weekly in Nashville Speedway. Clearly it was worth. Five days at Kansas Speedway is not allowed. 27 teams to hone in one convenient package for Menard, encourage participation in the national series race on Saturday proved invaluable. 6. Holding his own Martin Truex Jr. did not receive proper credit for the last week "wreckord" 14 warned of a second - matching a season-best finish in Kansas before applying a new layer. Although ranked 16 Truex avoid many drivers to send seven top fives this season, tying a career-best effort. Truex had mixed results in Martinsville, but getting two fifth place finish there in the spring. 7. Hoping to regain ground Denny Hamlin is the hottest driver at Martinsville Speedway in recent times. He has won three of the last six races, and a 6.4 average finish his second after Johnson. After a disappointing 13th place showing at Kansas Speedway, where Hamlin was involved in trafficking, which lost five points on Keselowski. "We are trying to recover at Martinsville," said Hamlin. "This is a good track for us." 8. Second Chance Do not expect to move weapons Phoenix Racing, to announce its driver lineup for the weekend. However, it should be clear Earnhardt Jr., Regan Smith No. bring. 51 Chevrolet. After Smith's fourth top-10 finish of the season on Sunday at No. subbing. 88 Hendrick Motorsports car. General manager Steve Barkdoll said Monday that the promises made before AJ Allmendinger Smith filled. Even Barkdoll, Allmendinger found time, in the absence of Smith, described the experience as pleasant. "The way AJ done in the past two weeks, he deserves a full time ride," Barkdoll said. 9. Letter Some national series owner please step forward and offer competitive Johanna long trip? Not only Danica Patrick Long outqualify Kansas Speedway, Chevrolet outraced No.. 7 before the right front tire exploded. Maybe not the greatest length attribute blame to the other competitors in the race is something that is not revealed as planned. 10. A class act Matt Kenseth became the second driver to win races in the Chase with a victory few in Kansas. Not due to mechanical failure, Kenseth in contention for a second Sprint Cup title. However, it is gratifying to see that the friendship between the head, the driver and team owner Sunday. Roush Fenway Racing Kenseth removing bitter, but it is clear that the friendship will remain intact.