John­son grabs rare Bris­tol win af­ter Lar­son mishap

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

BRIS­TOL, TENN. | Jim­mie John­son has won con­sec­u­tive races for the 11th time in his ca­reer with a rare vic­tory at Bris­tol Mo­tor Speedway.

The seven-time NASCAR cham­pion doesn’t con­sider Bris­tol to be his best track, and Mon­day’s vic­tory was only the sec­ond at Thun­der Val­ley in his ca­reer. But John­son’s Chevro­let for Hen­drick Mo­tor­sports was strong enough to con­tend with Kyle Lar­son, the points leader and most dom­i­nant driver of the day. A speed­ing penalty on Lar­son late in the race al­lowed John­son to make it look easy in the end.

Clint Bowyer fin­ished sec­ond and Ste­wart-Haas Rac­ing team­mate Kevin Har­vick was third in the race post­poned a day by rain.

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