Concord, NC (KAIT) - Batesville native Mark Martin wanted to cash a checkered flag check at Saturday night's NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America, and add a deposit to cut into Jimmie Johnson's Sprint Cup lead.
Martin started 10th and led 5 laps, but couldn't find his way back up front. He finished 17th, 12 seconds back.
Johnson led a race high 92 laps, and took his second win in as many weeks. It extended his Sprint Cup points lead to 90, with 5 races to go in the Chase.