LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jimmie Johnson has won his second straight race
by passing teammate Jeff Gordon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Gordon dominated Sunday's race by leading 218 of the 267 laps,
but he took just two tires on the final pit stop and it cost him
Johnson took four tires and restarted in fourth, but rocketed
onto Gordon's bumper as soon as the race resumed. He chased Gordon
for 17 laps, finally scooting past him with 17 to go.
Johnson then pulled away for his 49th career victory and fourth
at Las Vegas. The four-time defending series champion also won last
week in California.
Kevin Harvick finished second, while Gordon faded to third.