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Jimmie Johnson pulls away on restart to win Sprint Cup race in Atlanta
Jimmie Johnson pulls away on restart to win Sprint Cup race in Atlanta

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, a six-time Cup champion, 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 trioval south of Atlanta. It also gives him an almost-certain spot in the season-ending Chase, going for his record-tying seventh championship. “It's pretty much a...

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