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Johnson Sweeps Atlanta

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson is closer to the Nextel Cup
points lead following a victory in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta
Motor Speedway.
Johnson jumped from fifth to second after taking two fresh tires
late in the race. He moved in front during an accident involving
leader Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Junior.
Johnson is within nine points of the lead after starting the
race 53 behind teammate and Nextel Cup leader Jeff Gordon, who
finished seventh.
It was Johnson's second straight victory and eighth of the
season.
Carl Edwards was second, followed by Reed Sorenson, Matt Kenseth
and Jeff Burton.
Pep Boys Auto 500 results

At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, Ga.
Lap length: 1.54 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 329 laps, 135.26 mph.,
$349,561.
2. (16) Carl Edwards, Ford, 329, $217,775.
3. (32) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 329, $203,533.
4. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 329, $180,416.
5. (28) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 329, $157,616.
6. (26) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 329, $119,925.
7. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 329, $150,011.
8. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 329, $145,833.
9. (4) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 329, $146,291.
10. (14) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 329, $100,025.
11. (24) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 329, $114,008.
12. (15) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 329, $113,825.
13. (39) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 329, $111,133.
14. (10) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 329, $115,270.
15. (34) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 329, $140,961.
16. (31) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 329, $91,775.
17. (38) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 329, $124,508.
18. (43) Bill Elliott, Ford, 329, $112,189.
19. (3) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 329, $88,450.
20. (19) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 329, $108,000.
21. (33) Robby Gordon, Ford, 328, $90,150.
22. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 328, $120,975.
23. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 328, $97,800.
24. (18) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 328, $103,250.
25. (5) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 327, $128,958.
26. (25) Jamie McMurray, Ford, accident, 327, $94,950.
27. (36) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 327, $85,750.
28. (29) John Andretti, Dodge, 327, $93,408.
29. (27) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 327, $92,875.
30. (30) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 323, $130,461.
31. (20) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 322, $121,520.
32. (35) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 321, $84,200.
33. (37) David Ragan, Ford, 320, $120,700.
34. (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 283, $118,350.
35. (22) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 275, $111,008.
36. (23) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, accident, 268, $80,450.
37. (9) Ryan Newman, Dodge, engine, 267, $112,375.
38. (42) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 263, $97,722.
39. (7) David Stremme, Dodge, accident, 250, $80,050.
40. (41) Jeremy Mayfield, Chevrolet, 250, $87,925.
41. (11) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 238, $116,736.
42. (13) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 64, $106,924.
43. (12) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, accident, 64, $87,861.
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Race Statistics
Time of Race: 3 hours, 44 minutes, 45 seconds.
Margin of Victory: Caution seconds.
Caution Flags: 14 for 56 laps.
Lead Changes: 19 among 11 drivers.
Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1; Ku.Busch 2-35; K.Petty 36; Ku.Busch
37-56; M.Truex Jr. 57-59; Ku.Busch 60-100; P.Menard 101; M.Truex
Jr. 102-150; K.Harvick 151; M.Truex Jr. 152-164; Ky.Busch 165-174;
Ku.Busch 175-177; M.Truex Jr. 178-235; A.Allmendinger 236; K.Kahne
237-239; Ky. Busch 240-268; M.Truex Jr. 269-280; Ky. Busch 281-318;
D.Hamlin 319-321; J.Johnson 322-329.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M.Truex Jr., 5
times for 135 laps; Ku.Busch, 4 times for 98 laps; Ky.Busch, 3
times for 77 laps; J.Johnson 1 time for 8 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time
for 3 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 3 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for
1 lap; P.Menard, 1 time for 1 lap; G.Biffle, 1 time for 1 lap;
K.Petty, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Harvick, 1 time for 1 lap.
Point Standings: 1. J.Gordon, 6,201. 2. J.Johnson, 6,192. 3.
C.Bowyer, 6,090. 4. C.Edwards, 5,940. 5. T.Stewart, 5,879. 6.
Ky.Busch, 5,873. 7. K.Harvick, 5,809. 8. J.Burton, 5,801. 9.
Ku.Busch, 5,782. 10. D.Hamlin, 5,777. 11. M.Kenseth, 5,753. 12.
M.Truex Jr., 5,688.


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