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A look back at David Reutimann's second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in Saturday night's LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway including news, notes and observations by the MotorRacingNetwork.com staff.

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Inside Line
David Reutimann captured his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in his 118th start after averaging a 3.6 running position in the 267-lap LifeLock.com 400. Photos

Keys to Victory Lane
Reutimann was able to pass Jeff Gordon on lap 213, and then keep the lead through green flag pit stops, to hold off Carl Edwards by 0.727 seconds in the end. Complete Results

Zero to Hero
Matt Kenseth was frustrated with the way the weekend started, but he was able to bring home a respectable 13th-place finish after starting 34th.

Hero to Zero
Jimmie Johnson had a strong car in the early going and had the Lowe's Chevrolet in front of the field for the first 92 laps of the race. But Johnson spun racing closely with Martin Truex Jr. out of Turn 2 and slid through the backstretch infield grass. He was able to return and moved into the top 20 before cutting a tire and slapping the wall on lap 169. Johnson's night ended with a 25th-place finish.

Notables
Carl Edwards' second-place finish was his best run of the season. Denny Hamlin's eighth-place finish was his first top 10 since winning at Michigan last month and David Ragan finished 12th for his best finish since Talladega in April.

What's the Points?
Kevin Harvick remains the points leader with a 103-point cushion over second-place Jeff Gordon. The top three place holders remained the same, with Jimmie Johnson in third 188 points back. Clint Bowyer jumped two spots into 12th-place, while Carl Edwards also jumped two spots into 10th. Dale Earnhardt Jr. fell back to 13th, but is only 15 points out of 12th. With his victory, Reutimann moved into 15th place and sits 96 points out of 12th. Point Standings

Hot Laps
Read all about the happenings from Chicagoland with an inside look from Motor Racing Network's Pete Pistone in his weekly Hot Laps column.

LifeLock.com 400 Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: Jamie McMurray - 3.0
• Fastest Early In a Run: David Reutimann - 173.030 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Carl Edwards - 170.240 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Jimmie Johnson and David Reutimann - 45
• Fastest on Restarts: Jamie McMurray - 171.580 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: Regan Smith - 70
• Laps In Top 15: Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray - 267
• Quality Passes: Tony Stewart - 42
• Speed in Traffic: David Reutimann - 170.918 mph

For more loop data stats from the LifeLock.com 400 check out our post-race ebook.

LifeLock.com 400 Pit Road Times
Jamie McMurray spent the least amount of time (189.002 seconds) on pit road after averaging 37.800 seconds in five stops. Clint Bowyer (190.819), Martin Truex Jr. (191.086) Carl Edwards (191.547) and Kyle Busch (191.558) rounded out the top five. Race winner David Reutimann was 12th overall after making five stops.

Pit Stops
• David Reutimann captured his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 118th career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Reutimann won the second race for owner Michael Waltrip. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Reutimann is the first driver to win at Chicagoland from the seventh-starting position. He was the 100th driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Reutimann won the second race for Toyota at Chicagoland and the 29th all-time for the manufacturer. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• Carl Edwards' second-place result is his best finish this season.
• Jeff Gordon led 47 laps and finished third for his fifth consecutive top-five finish on the season.
• Clint Bowyer (fourth) posted his best finish since the season opener at Daytona.
• Jamie McMurray's fifth-place finish is his first top-five result since Charlotte.
• Kasey Kahne (sixth) has finished in the top 10 in four of the last five events.
• Jeff Burton (seventh) posted his first top-10 finish at Chicagoland since 2007.
• Denny Hamlin's eighth-place finish is his second consecutive top-10 at the track.
• Tony Stewart (ninth) has finished in the top 10 in the last four Chicagoland races.
• Paul Menard (10th) scored his first top-10 finish in four starts at Chicagoland.
• The 267-lap race saw 10 lead changes among seven drivers.
• Four caution flags were thrown for 21 laps.
• The LifeLock.com 400 lasted 2 hours, 45 minutes, 34 seconds.

Garage Talk
• "We earned this one, nobody gave it to us and that feels really good." - David Reutimann
• "It was probably the lamest burnout I've ever seen at this race track, I was tearing up pretty bad." - Reutimann
• "You know I know there's still seven races to go but to get that monkey off your back..... it seems like we have fast race cars but can't get the finish but to get the finish and the caution didn't come out at the end, it felt good." - Clint Bowyer on his fourth-place finish
• "We blew the engine. That is what happens when you have brand new product. There is a little trial and error." - Greg Biffle
• "We have to give David Reutimann a lot of credit. Hats off to him. Great job and I'm happy for those guys." - Jeff Gordon
• ""We had just a really s****y, s****y driving car all night." - Dale Earnhardt Jr.
• "It was no easy day, but it wasn't that bad. I am okay." - Bill Elliott, on his wreck
• "This one has us scratching our heads a bit since we've been so strong on the mile-and-a-half tracks." - Kurt Busch on his 26th-place finish
• "It was really just a racing thing. He was trying to squeeze his way in between me and the white line. I came up off the white line a little bit and the air flow changed as he got close to me." - Jimmie Johnson, on his accident with Martin Truex Jr.

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