Johnson Holds On For First Michigan Win

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In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

“About 200 yards before the finish line, I knew if the car exploded, I’d still slide across the finish line,” Johnson said.

Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet made it through the last few laps with a comfortable lead, and the six-time series champion won Sunday for the first time in 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at MIS. Johnson outlasted pole winner Kevin Harvick by 1.214 seconds for his third victory in four races. He also won at Charlotte and Dover.

It was the fifth victory in a row for Chevy and Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also have won during the streak that doesn’t count Jamie McMurray’s win for Chevy and Chip Ganassi in the Sprint All-Star race last month.

Brad Keselowski finished third Sunday after two…

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WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA recaps Michigan at 5 p.m. ET

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Yesterday, Jimmie Johnson picked up his first career Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway and continued what has been a dazzling stretch of races for both him and Hendrick Motorsports as a whole.

NASCAR AMERICA will have all the highlights and reaction from the Quicken Loans 400 this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. But in case you won’t be able to catch it on TV, you can CLICK HERE to stream it online and on your mobile device with NBC Sports Live Extra.

Also on tap today is an interview with Rodney Childers, crew chief for the No. 4 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick.

Harvick finished second yesterday from the pole position, but was rather grumpy after seeing another potential win go by the boards; Childers himself has taken responsibility for the result.

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