Kenseth was hit with a pit road speeding infraction but eventually overcame it and held off Kasey Kahne down the stretch to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Kenseth and Kahne were neck-and-neck over the final 12 laps, but the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was the first to the finish line by 0.2 seconds.
Current points leader Johnson finished 36th following a multi-car crash caused when Bowyer ran out of fuel on the last lap.
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