Johnson edges Gordon in Las Vegas

Driver wins second race in a row
johnson passes gordon
johnson passes gordon
Jimmie Johnson (48) pulls ahead after passing Jeff Gordon for the lead late in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Las Vegas. Johnson went on to win the race.

 

LAS VEGAS --- Jimmie Johnson needed luck to win a week ago in California. In Las Vegas, a city of chance, he didn't need any help at all.

Johnson reeled in teammate Jeff Gordon, who had dominated Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, to win for the second consecutive week. He took four tires on the final pit stop, chased Gordon for 17 laps, then finally sailed past his Hendrick Motorsports teammate with 17 laps to go to wrap up the win.

"No luck involved in that one, my friend," crew chief Chad Knaus told JohnsonThe win was the 49th victory of Johnson's career and fourth at Las Vegas.

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