Another Win for NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson This Weekend

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson had never won at Michigan International Speedway before and so his win was all the more sweet. He has won enough races this season to qualify for the Chase, but is still working hard on doing well in every race. He managed to win by 1,214 seconds in front of Kevin Harvick who had started in pole position. This means that he has now own three out of the last four races and for Chevrolet and Harvick Motorsports the fifth victory in a row, with team members Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr also seeing wins for the team.

Third place went to Brad Keselowski after having had two runner-up places in the last two races. He must have been disappointed again, but this is sure to fire him up for the next race as he knows that he is coming close each time. In fourth place was Paul Menard and then came Kasey Kahne, Gordon and then Earnhardt. Following them were Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Jamoe McMurray, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.

Johnson had done well at the track previously, although never winning it in 25 attempts. He had made the top five on four previous occasions, which included a second place in 2011 and in 2012 he was winning with six laps to go and had engine problems. This time he made the lead after 164 laps but dropped back after a pit stop but managed to get back in front after other drivers took pit stops and by the time there was 10 laps to go he was in the lead to have a comfortable lead. It was a great victory for the Hendrick team as they had four drivers in the top seven positions.

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