Jimmie Johnson wins at the Brickyard

Jimmie Johnson celebrates winning at Indianapolis

Jimmie Johnson has scored his fourth win at Indianapolis with victory at the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard.

The Chevrolet driver passed the Ford of Greg Biffle with 29 laps to go and pulled away as he took the chequered flag.

The 58th victory of his career, Johnson joined teammate Jeff Gordon, as a four-time winner at the famed raceway in NASCAR. It put him in the elite company of Al Unser, Rick Mears and A.J. Foyt who took victory in the Indianapolis 500 open-wheeled race.

In each year of Johnson’s previous Brickyard 400 wins (2006, ’08, ’09), he went on to win the series championship.

“To come here and win is a huge honour,” said Johnson.

“Then to have four —four wins!— I’m at a loss for words.

“Chad Knaus (crew chief) gave me one heck of a race car today. And pit road was awesome, too. It was a total team effort. We put it on them today. It was nice.”

Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who took over the Sprint Cup points lead after Matt Kenseth was involved in crash triggered by a Joey Logano spin.

“You run in the top five and the top 10 enough, you’ll get enough points,” said Earnhardt.

“But we’d like to win more races. I know our fans would like us to win some more races, too.”

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose ran at times in the high teens, before bringing his Ford home in 20th position to maintain 18th place  in the championship standings.

RESULTS: Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard 

FIN

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 48/2 160 Running
2 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 43/1 160 Running
3 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 42/1 160 Running
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard 40/0 160 Running
5 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 40/1 160 Running
6 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 39/1 160 Running
7 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 37/0 160 Running
8 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 36/0 160 Running
9 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 36/1 160 Running
10 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 34/0 160 Running
11 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 33/0 160 Running
12 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 32/0 160 Running
13 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy Johns 31/0 160 Running
14 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Nibco 30/0 160 Running
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 29/0 160 Running
16 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 0 160 Running
17 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 0 160 Running
18 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 26/0 160 Running
19 Aric Almirola Ford Eckrich 25/0 160 Running
20 Marcos Ambrose Ford DEWALT 24/0 160 Running
21 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 23/0 160 Running
22 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 22/0 160 Running
23 Dave Blaney Chevrolet SealWrap 21/0 160 Running
24 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 20/0 160 Running
25 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 20/1 160 Running
26 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products 19/1 160 Running
27 David Gilliland Ford Big Machine Records 17/0 160 Running
28 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Coatings / Al’s Liners 16/0 160 Running
29 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 15/0 156 Running
30 Ken Schrader Ford Special Operations For America.org 14/0 156 Running
31 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet Little Joes Autos.com 13/0 154 Running
32 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Rain-X 12/0 151 Running
33 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 11/0 144 Running
34 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 10/0 137 Running
35 Matt Kenseth Ford Fifth Third Bank 10/1 132 Running
36 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 8/0 126 Out of Race
37 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King 7/0 40 In Pit
38 Scott Speed Ford Leavine Family Racing 6/0 23 In Pit
39 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 5/0 20 In Pit
40 Josh Wise * Chevrolet Taco Bell 4/0 19 In Pit
41 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 3/0 14 In Pit
42 Mike Skinner Ford Koma Unwind 0 11 In Pit
43 Mike Bliss Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing 0 5 Out of Race

* Denotes Rookie

 

STANDINGS: Race 20 of 36

RANK

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DRIVER

POINTS

STARTS

POLES

WINS

TOP 5

TOP 10

1 +1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 731 20 0 1 9 15
2 -1 Matt Kenseth -14 20 1 1 9 13
3 Greg Biffle -22 20 2 1 9 12
4 Jimmie Johnson -27 20 1 3 10 15
5 Denny Hamlin -64 20 2 2 9 11
6 Kevin Harvick -78 20 0 0 3 9
9 +1 Brad Keselowski -82 20 0 3 6 10
10 -1 Clint Bowyer -88 20 0 1 4 10
11 +2 Kyle Busch -143 20 1 1 6 9
12 -1 Carl Edwards -149 20 1 0 2 9
13 -1 Kasey Kahne -152 20 2 2 5 10
14 Ryan Newman -158 20 0 1 3 6
15 +2 Jeff Gordon -167 20 1 0 3 8
16 -1 Paul Menard -167 20 0 0 0 4
17 -1 Joey Logano -187 20 1 1 2 7
18 Marcos Ambrose -212 20 2 0 0 4
19 +1 Jamie McMurray -223 20 0 0 0 3
20 -1 Jeff Burton -226 20 0 0 2 4
21 Juan Montoya -256 20 0 0 0 2
22 Aric Almirola -259 20 1 0 0 2
23 Bobby Labonte -304 20 0 0 0 1
24 +2 Regan Smith -328 20 0 0 0 0
25 -1 AJ Allmendinger -331 17 1 0 1 3
26 -1 Kurt Busch -337 19 0 0 1 2
27 +1 Mark Martin -357 13 3 0 2 5
28 -1 Casey Mears -363 20 0 0 0 0
29 David Ragan -393 20 0 0 0 1
30 David Gilliland -403 20 0 0 0 0
31 Travis Kvapil -426 19 0 0 0 0
32 Landon Cassill -438 20 0 0 0 0
33 +1 Dave Blaney -455 20 0 0 0 0
34 -1 David Reutimann -468 16 0 0 0 0
35 +1 David Stremme -586 16 0 0 0 0
36 -1 Brian Vickers -596 4 0 0 2 2
37 J.J. Yeley -604 15 0 0 0 0
38 +1 Ken Schrader -631 8 0 0 0 0
39 -1 Michael McDowell -637 17 0 0 0 0
40 Josh Wise* -647 18 0 0 0 0
41 Michael Waltrip -656 3 0 0 0 1
42 +2 Stephen Leicht* -664 9 0 0 0 0
43 -1 Terry Labonte -665 3 0 0 0 0
44 -1 Tony Raines -670 5 0 0 0 0
45 Brendan Gaughan -681 4 0 0 0 0
46 Scott Speed -689 8 0 0 0 0
47 Scott Riggs -697 12 0 0 0 0
48 Boris Said -716 1 0 0 0 0
49 Bill Elliott -717 2 0 0 0 0
50 Hermie Sadler -718 1 0 0 0 0
51 Robby Gordon -720 3 0 0 0 0
52 Tomy Drissi -725 1 0 0 0 0
53 Stacy Compton -726 1 0 0 0 0
54 David Mayhew -727 1 0 0 0 0
55 Chris Cook -729 1 0 0 0 0
56 Kelly Bires -729 1 0 0 0 0
57 Trevor Bayne -731 8 0 0 0 2
58 Sam Hornish Jr. -731 4 0 0 0 0
59 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -731 1 0 0 0 0
60 +1 Austin Dillon -731 1 0 0 0 0
61 -1 Mike Bliss -731 10 0 0 0 0
62 Robert Richardson Jr. -731 1 0 0 0 0
63 Elliott Sadler -731 1 0 0 0 0
64 Reed Sorenson -731 9 0 0 0 0
65 Joe Nemechek -731 17 0 0 0 0
66 Danica Patrick -731 3 0 0 0 0
67 T.J. Bell -731 1 0 0 0 0
68 Cole Whitt -731 3 0 0 0 0
69 Mike Skinner -731 2 0 0 0 0
70 Timmy Hill -731 1 0 0 0 0
71 Tim Andrews -731 0 0 0 0 0
72 Brian Simo -731 0 0 0 0 0
73 Jeff Green -731 0 0 0 0 0
74 Mike Wallace -731 0 0 0 0 0
75 Kenny Wallace -731 0 0 0 0 0

* Denotes Rookie

 

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