Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/29/12
Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead. Earnhardt, who trailed Matt Kenseth by 16 points entering the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, capitalized on the misfortune of Matt Kenseth, who was collected in an accident on Lap 132 after Trevor Bayne collided with Joey Logano. Kenseth finished 35th while Earnhardt posted a fourth-place finish -- his best career showing at Indianapolis. Earnhardt now leads the standings by 14 points over Kenseth. It's the first time Earnhardt has led the points since October 2004. "If you run in the top five and the top 10 enough you'll get enough points," Earnhardt said. "But we'd like to win more races. I know our fans would like us to win more races, too. We're working real hard. I'm happy with our result today. Happy for Hendrick Motorsports and the No. 48 shop. Everybody has to be happy with what happened today. All the cars ran pretty good, but we'd like to win more ra...
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