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Published on September 1st, 2008 | by Michael J Smith

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Johnson Wins Pepsi 500

Jimmie Johnson led 228 of 250 laps at the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway, showing everyone he is ready for the Chase and that he should not be counted out as a championship contender.

At one point, Greg Biffle, who was running second to Johnson, had a piece of debris on his nose. His crew chief approached Chad Knaus and asked if Johnson would drop back, allowing Biffle to get on his rear bumper, which would remove the air holding the debris on the nose, knocking it off.

Knaus, of course, said no.

Johnson, Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Matt Kenseth are your top 5.

Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, David Reutimann, and Clint Boyer rounded out the top 10.

Notables: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11th), Brian Vickers (12th), David Ragan (13th), Jeff Gordon (15th), Ryan Newman (16th), Jeff Burton (17th), and Tony Stewart (22nd).

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



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