Junior Pushes Johnson To Win At Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) _ Jimmie Johnson has won the Aaron’s 499 at
Talladega Superspeedway, dipping to the inside and beating Clint
Bowyer by 0.002 seconds _ matching the closest finish in Sprint Cup
Four pairs of cars surged toward the line Sunday for a typical
Talladega finish, and it took a replay to show that Johnson edged
Bowyer by about a foot.
Johnson was pushed across the line by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who
finished fourth. Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon, squeezed between Bowyer
and Johnson and pushed by Mark Martin, settled for third.
Kevin Harvick, who was Bowyer’s pusher, wound up fifth. Carl
Edwards almost got into the mix as well, going right up against the
outside wall but didn’t have enough room to pull it off.