Johnson, the five-time Cup champion, turned a lap in his No. 48 Chevrolet of 180.654 mph on the 2.5-mile, triangular Pocono track.
Johnson had the dominant car at the Brickyard 400. But on his final pit stop, his
Before making his qualifying run, Johnson -- who leads the Cup title standings again this year -- told reporters at Pocono that his pit crew had shaken off the Indy setback.
"I asked them also to be fearless when they hopped off the wall this weekend and just do their jobs," Johnson said. "The worst thing any of us can do that have to go out and perform is to carry something in the back of your mind."
Among other notable drivers, reigning Cup champion