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Jimmie Johnson started in front of the field in the Coca-Cola 600 and he finished there too, finally earning his
first win of the Sprint Cup season. Johnson passed Matt Kenseth -- another top contender who is still winless in 2014 -- with
a handful of laps to go and went to Victory Lane for the 7th time at Charlotte, which makes him the all-time series leader in
wins at this track.
BEST OF MAXIM
Jimmie Johnson, coming off a victory at Charlotte in the Coca-Cola 600 in which he set the all-time record for Sprint Cup wins at that track,
returns to Dover International Speedway where he is also the all-time wins leader (8). If Johnson leads 97 laps or more on Sunday, he
will surpass Bobby Allison for the most laps ever led at Dover.
JIMMIE MAKES HISTORY WITH COCA-COLA 600 WIN -- For those wondering if Jimmie Johnson would ever win a race this season, the wait is over. Johnson ducked below Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go to earn his 67th career win Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
It was Johnson’s fourth win in the Coca-Cola 600 and his seventh Sprint Cup Series points win overall...
The reigning six-time Sprint Cup Series champion passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and cruised to victory Sunday night in NASCAR's longest race. Kevin Harvick finished second, with Kenseth third.
In a long race full of disappointment and engine issues for some, pole sitter Jimmie Johnson was able to grab the lead late on in the race and pull away with the victory in the Coca Cola 600, followed closely by ‘The Closer’ Kevin Harvick and last year’s championship runner-up Matt Kenseth.
Johnson showed his speed early, dominating the beginning stages of the race, along...