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Bowyer gets first Chase win Saturday night

Published: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 11:20 a.m. CST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night, winning a fuel mileage race that ended in disaster for points leader Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway but ran out of gas with 58 laps remaining to blow his chance at the victory. He fell a lap down and finished 11th, and had his lead in the standings sliced in half over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson.

Keselowski has a seven-point lead over Johnson at the halfway point of the 10-race Chase.

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