Monday, May 26, 2014

Jimmie Johnson wins his seventh race at Charlotte, first of 2014

Johnson back in victroy lane, finally
CONCORD, N.C. — Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson had been fielding a lot of questions lately about his inability to win.

Like was he worried.

Worried? A six-time Sprint Cup champion.

Yeah, right. It's the competition that should be worried.

"I promise you, all the hype and all the concern and worry, that was elsewhere. It wasn't in my head," said Johnson, who won his first race of the season Sunday night by capturing the Coca-Cola 600 for the fourth time. "There are plenty of voices in my head, but we have had a great race team and had opportuity there in front of us and had it taken away from us.

"Tonight we had a great race."

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Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray.

Kurt Busch, who finished sixth earlier in the Indy 500 earlier in the day, had an adventurous race. Starting at the rear of the field, he got lapped early, got his lap back and then suffered a tire rub after getting clipped on pit road. He then suffered a broken shock, and then his engine soured and eventually blew on Lap 273, sending him to the garage. Busch finished 40th, coming up 194 miles short of his 1,100-mile goal.

"It was a tough break," Busch said. "It takes a team to run 1,100 miles, not just one individual. We just came up short. … All in all, I'm very satisfied. I gave it my all."

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