Johnson gets 10th Cup win at Dover
Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie.
The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the 60-pound trophy and smiled for a familiar photo.
Johnson had already mastered the Monster Mile like no other driver. His latest win earned him a slice of NASCAR history that etched his name in the same class as five Hall of Fame drivers.
With his No. 48 Chevrolet on cold tires, Johnson got hot down the stretch Sunday in Delaware to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.
Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola.
Harvick and Johnson both stayed out on cold tires during cau- tions. Knaus gambled that the No. 48 Chevrolet was as stout on four cold tires as others would be on two or four fresh ones.
Sebastien Bourdais raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, outlasting Takuma Sato in a caution-filled ending at Belle Isle in Detroit.
Bourdais held on in his No. 11 Chevrolet in a race that was shortened from 70 laps to 68 because of a two-hour time limit. The first caution didn’t come until lap 37, but there were eight caution periods in all — as well as a red f lag with 5:33 remaining on the clock.
Bourdais led coming out of the final caution and had little trouble staying in front. The French driver’s final lap of 1 minute 17.9133 seconds was the fastest for anyone on the day.
Graham Rahal finished third. Carlos Munoz, who won Saturday’s rain-shortened race, finished last Sunday. overtook him early in the round.
Anna Nordqvist birdied the 16th and 17th holes to break out of the pack and went on to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Galloway Township, N.J., by a stroke.
Nordqvist closed with a twounder 69 in windy conditions to finish at eight under 205.
Nordqvist made a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-four 16th to break a tie with France’s Christel Boeljon and get to eight under.
Boeljon was a career-best second after a 68.
Second-round leader Morgan Pressel, who fell out of the lead following a bogey-double bogey stretch on the front nine, tied for third at five under after a 73. Rookie Kelly Shon got within a stroke of the lead, but a tough finish dropped her to a 70 and a tie with Pressel.
Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen won the Irish Open, beating Eng- land’s Eddie Pepperell and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Kjeldsen closed with a five-over 76 to finish at two-under 282. Pepperell had a 69, and Wiesberger shot 73 at wind-swept and rainbattered Royal County Down in Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
The 40-year-old Kjeldsen twoputted from 35 feet for his winning birdie on the par-five 18th hole. Wiesberger finished with a par, and Pepperell had a bogey.
Southern Methodist’s Bryson Dechambeau shot an even-par 72 to top the NCAA tournament leaderboard when third-round play was suspended at Bradenton, Fla., because of lightning.
Georgia led the team standings at 1 over, with the Bulldogs still on the course when play was stopped. USC was second at four over, also with holes to play. UCLA finished its round in an eighth-place tie at 14 over.