Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/29/12
Sunday's victory in the Brickyard 400 was a statement win for five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. With two laps remaining in the race, Johnson extended his lead over Kyle Busch to 5.3 seconds, prompting his former Hendrick Motorsports teammate to quip, "If it wasn't for the (No.) 48, we were probably in our zip code on the rest of the field, but Jimmie Johnson was in his own country today. We just couldn't keep up with him." Greg Biffle, who finished third, said it didn't matter where a driver was on the restarts. It was just a matter of time before Johnson would blow past the competition and move to the point. "He was going to pass you in about four or five laps anyway," Biffle said. "His car was just really, really good. Sometimes you don't want the guy behind you, if inevitably he's going to pass you no matter what. Sometimes it's not an advantage to be in front of him, to be honest with you, because it puts you in a position for more guys to be battling with ...
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