Sunday, June 20, 2010

Johnson Wins, Rough Day For JGR


Jimmie Johnson has officially grabbed his first road course victory at Infineon Raceway, after a late-race mistake by Marcos Ambrose. Ambrose did not maintain his pace during the very last caution so NASCAR ordered him back to seventh position for the restart. Then Jimmie Johnson sailed his way to victory.

Joe Gibbs Racing has been so far a very dominant team thus far in the 2010 NASCAR season, with Denny Hamlin pulling off back-to back-wins. Trouble started early for this team when Kyle Busch spun earlier in the race, leaving some damage to his car.

Denny Hamlin also had some trouble early on by getting shuffled back in the pack and getting his car beaten and banged up. It all started for him when he made contact with some cars, sustaining damage. Then the hood of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota flew up in the middle of the race, blocking Hamlin's view of the racetrack. Hamlin was also involved in a big pileup at the start/finish line causing a red flag. The drivers involved were Hamlin, Max Papis, Sam Hornish Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.

The day also grew worse when Joey Logano spun, bringing out the caution later in the race.

JGR finished the race with Denny Hamlin in 33rd, Joey Logano in 34th and Kyle Busch in 29th.

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