AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in
the Nextel Cup race at the Phoenix International Raceway to take a
commanding lead in the Chase for the Championship standings. With
one race remaining, next week in Florida, Johnson leads Jeff Gordon
by 86-points. Following the race, Gordon was heard to say, "it's
over, it's over.
Gordon finished 10th in the Phoenix race.