Jimmie Johnson celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)
At least once a year, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Loweâs Racing team find one race on the schedule that they truly dominate and on Sunday afternoon, it was the STP Gas Booster 500 from Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson started on the pole and led 346 of the 500 laps to win at Martinsville for the eighth time, which is the most among active NASCAR drivers. Richard Petty (15) and Darrell Waltrip (11) have more wins.
âIt was just a long, hard-fought day,â Johnson said. âMartinsville is always tough. You just have to dig in and get into a rhythm and drive your own race and see what happens at the end. I feel like the fastest car won at the end.â
Johnson becomes the first repeat winner this 2013 season. He won the Daytona 500 earlier this year as well.
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