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The victory was Jimmie Johnson's fourth of the season — tying Matt Kenseth for most in the series — and the 64th of his career. He leads second-place Bowyer by 49 points in the series standings with eight races left before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set at Richmond.
A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Jimmie Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400, beating Greg Biffle to the finish line by 1.208 seconds.
Speeding away from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne after a restart on Lap 81 of 90, Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-star exhibition race for a record fourth time, beating charging Joey Logano to the stripe by 1.722 seconds.
Leading 346 of 500 laps in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career. For the second straight event at Martinsville, Johnson won from the pole.
Brad Keselowski, 28, a third-generation racer from Michigan, has been described as relentless in his pursuit of excellence. To be any less committed, Keselowski believes, wouldn't be fair to his No. 2 Penske Racing team.
Jimmie Johnson matched Jeff Gordon with four Brickyard 400 victories in the events 19-year history while Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s fourth place finish moved him atop the points standings on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Jimmie Johnson, who led 289 of the 400 laps, picked up his second victory of the season (in addition to a win in the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) and his second victory in the last three points races. Hendrick drivers have now won four straight races, including the All-Star event.
In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Jimmie Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for most all-time.
After months of frustration, Jimmie Johnson gave Rick Hendrick his 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, running away from the rest of the field on a green-white-checkered-flag restart that took the Bojangles' Southern 500 one lap past its scheduled distance.
With a push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson surged past Clint Bowyer about six inches from the finish line. The finish tied Ricky Craven’s victory over Kurt Busch at Darlington in 2003 for the closest since the introduction of electronic timing and scoring in 1993.
While the talk had been centered on Denny Hamlin’s verbal sparring with Richard Childress Racing’s Kevin Harvick heading into the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson kept his head down and focused on winning his first race in the 2010 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup.