There's a reason Jimmie Johnson has won five NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and leads the points battle again this year: He, crew chief Chad Knaus and the rest of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team are simply better than everyone else right now.
Johnson won Sunday's Party in the Poconos 400 presented by Walmart at Pocono Raceway, utterly drubbing the field by leading 128 of 160 laps. Greg Biffle was second, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman.
In the process, Johnson earned his 63rd career Sprint Cup victory and his third of the year, and stretched his points lead to more than one full race over the entire rest of the field.
How did he do it?
KEYS TO THE RACE
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