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Jimmie Johnson wins Atlanta Sprint Cup race
Jimmie Johnson wins Atlanta Sprint Cup race

Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying run because of inspection issues. But the No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track at the end of the weekend, cruising across the finish line a comfortable 1.803 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. It was the 71st victory of Johnson's career, and his fourth at the 1.54-mile track south of Atlanta. It also gives him an almost-certain spot in the season-ending Chase, going for a...

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