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Jimmie Johnson Comes Out On Top of "Tireing" Race at the Brickyard

Mitch HeathCorrespondent IJune 13, 2016

The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard was anything but an easy race. Due to constant competition cautions for teams to check tirewear every 10-12 laps, the longest green flag run was 12 laps.

It seemed that throughout the race Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon had the cars to beat when in the pits they would always take four tires and it seemed to do the trick, but later on Carl Edwards would be a factor and would be the first driver to challenge Johnson all day.

The last competition caution came with about ten to go and Johnson and his Crew Chief Chad Knaus decided to take the race-winning strategy and take two tires—at that point all Johnson needed to do was hold off the rest of the pack.

Sunday gave Johnson his second win at the Brickyard and his second time kissing the very rubbery bricks. It also gave him his second win this season.

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