Published on July 26th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith0
Johnson Wins Allstate 400 at Brickyard
Jimmie Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin to win the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard after Juan Montoya, who had a dominant car and led 116 laps, was caught speeding on pit road.
Top 5: Johnson, Martin, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, and Brian Vickers.
Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, David Reutimann, Jeff Gordon, and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Juan Montoya (11th), Joey Logano (12th), Ryan Newman (14th), Carl Edwards (15th), Clint Bowyer (18th), Jeff Burton (25th), Kurt Busch (27th), Denny Hamlin (34th), Dale Earnhardt Jr (36th), and Kyle Busch (38th).
Denny Hamlin broke a drive shaft early in the race, and had to head to the garage for repairs. He finished 34th. Kyle Busch blew a tire and hit the wall. He had to go to the garage for repairs. He finished 38th. Dale Earnhardt Jr had a good run going, being in the top 6 for most of the afternoon. After green flag pit stops, Dale Jr lost an engine. He finished 36th.
Juan Montoya had a dominant car all day, often opening up four- and five-second leads. Late in the race, Montoya came in for a green flag stop while he was leading by more than five seconds. He was clocked speeding in two sections of pit road. He was penalized a pass through penalty costing him the race.