Sunday, 03 June 2012 21:16
Jimmie Johnson is back.
The five-time NASCAR champion took command of Sunday's FedEx 400 Sprint Cup with 76 laps remaining and set sail to collect his seventh win on the concrete surface at Dover International Speedway. Johnson led a race-high 289 of the 400-lap race.
"God, I love this place," said Johnson.
Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Clint Bowyer completed the top-five.
In a season that has produced minimal cautions it didn't take long for the Big One today in Dover. The 13-car melee began when Tony Stewart bumped Landon Cassill on lap nine as the two raced for position. The duo collected Regan Smith and chaos ensued with damaged race cars spinning all over the track. Stewart went to the garage for extensive repairs and returned to the race to finish 25th.
Carl Edwatds and Kyle Busch also dropped out in separate incidents. Edwards said "something broke" on the No. 99 Ford that sent him into the outside wall while Kyle Busch's engine expired. Edwards finished 26th and Busch 29th.
Greg Biffle continues to lead the 2012 NASCAR standings with a one-point advantage over teammate Matt Kenseth. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., whose winless streak is now at 142 races, is third with Denny Hamlin fourth and Johnson fifth.
FedEx 400 NASCAR Results
4.Dale Earnhardt Jr.
7.Martin Truex Jr.
28.Juan Pablo Montoya
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