J.J. Holds Off Cousin Carl

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson barely held off a strong
challenge from Carl Edwards on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, winning
the race and vaulting into first place in the Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship.
Edwards, who overcame a poor starting position and two pit lane
incidents, to catch and pass Johnson for the lead, lost the top
spot to Johnson on a pit stop with 47 laps to go. He finally caught
him again on the last lap, shooting past Johnson on the low side of
the banked 1.5-mile oval in turn three - but just a little too
fast.
Edwards slid up the track and bounced off the wall as Johnson
drove back past and on to his fifth victory of the season, with
Edwards holding on for second.
Greg Biffle, who came into the third race of the 10-race Chase
for the championship with two straight victories, followed the
leaders across the finish line to stay close in the points.



 
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