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Jimmie Johnson Wins Brickyard 400

Hot NASCAR upstart Jimmie Johnson scores an unlikely victory over the weekend at the Brickyard 400.

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The Brickyard 400 is usually one of the best events in any NASCAR season. This year proved to be no exception, as a penalty cost the majority lap leader which led to a face off between two cars for an exciting finish.

For most of the race, Juan Pablo Montoya (in the 42 car) was in the clear lead for well over 100 laps. Deep into the race, apparently Dale Earnhardt Jr's vehicle starts smoking and checks into pit row where Montoya was making a final pit stop. Then Montoya gets penalized for going BARELY over the speed limit for pit row. His loss was Jimmie Johnson's gain, as he managed to hold off Mark Martin and get the checkered flag. This marks Johnson's second win at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.