Johnson wins Chase race at Dover

By: AP
By: AP

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson swept the season races at
Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for a fourth
straight Sprint Cup title.

Johnson cut Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin's points
lead Sunday with the victory - his fourth of the year - in the
second of 10 races in the Chase for the championship.

No winner of the second Dover race has ever gone on to win the
Cup championship. If any driver can reverse that trend, it's
Johnson. Much as he did in May, Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet was out
in front for the majority of the race.

Chase drivers took nine of the first 11 spots. Martin followed
last week's win at New Hampshire with a second-place finish. Juan
Pablo Montoya was fourth and Kurt Busch fifth.


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