Kasey Kahne got his much needed first win of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night. Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps to go and was able to hold off Matt Kenseth in a two lap shootout. His first win earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kenseth also has earned a spot in the Chase on points. Denny Hamlin was third, Jimmie Johnson fourth, and Carl Edwards fifth. Danica Patick had her best finish of the year in sixth place. Meanwhile, Tony Stewart in his first race since the Sprint car he was driving struck and killed 20 year old Kevin Ward in an August 9th race at a dirt track in upstate New York, was knocked out early. Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on Lap 172, and he wound up 41st as he had things end a little more than halfway through the race.