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Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag at Michigan
Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag at Michigan

In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit. “About 200 yards before the finish line, I knew if the car exploded, I'd still slide across the finish line,” Johnson said. Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet made it through the last few laps with a comfortable lead, and the six-time series champion won Sunday for the first time in 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at MIS. Johnson outlasted pole winner Kevin Harvick by 1.214 seconds for his third victory in four races. He also won at Charlotte and Dover. It was the fifth victory in a row for Chevy and Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also have won...

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