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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Johnson Survives Tire Trouble to Win Second at the Brickyard
NASCAR’s best drivers made the best of a bad situation Sunday afternoon, pampering their cars to save tires during a series of short green flag runs at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup race. A rough track and a stubborn tire that refused to cooperate made the race at the Brickyard a survival test for 43 of the world’s best drivers. A series of NASCAR-imposed, safety-first, precautionary pit stops broke the racing into 10- or 12-lap dashes. And, in the end, defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson held off hard-charging Carl Edwards by a car length. Johnson, who started the race from the pole position, threw caution to the wind for the final seven laps, squeezing every ounce of speed out of his Lowe’s-sponsored, Rick Hendrick-owned Chevrolet.
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Jimmie Johnson Runs to Pole Position at Indianapolis
Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson put down a qualifying lap of 49.515 seconds, at an average speed of 181.763 mph, to earn his 15th career pole in 239 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his second pole in 2008 and his first pole in seven races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mark Martin qualified on the outside pole, posting his eighth top-10 start of 2008 and his seventh in 15 races at Indianapolis. Ryan Newman will start third, giving him his eighth top-10 start at Indianapolis and his eighth in 15 races this season. Patrick Carpentier (15th) was the fastest qualifying rookie and the fastest of those who had to qualify for the event on time.

NASCAR Newscast: Indianapolis Review

  • Jimmie Johnson won his second race in three years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hear from him as he overcame tire issues and held off Carl Edwards, who also weighs in on his runner-up result.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Indianapolis

  • Chad Knaus thinks the No. 48 can be in a position for the championship (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says the race for the Chase is "wide open" (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson is a "happy man" (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Team owner Rick Hendrick is proud of Jimmie Johnson (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says he learned a lot during this race (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin thinks these cars are tough on tires (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Indianapolis

  • Jimmie Johnson predicts the guys with loose race cars will lead Sunday's race (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson relives Chicagoland race to the finish with Kyle Busch (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin gives the fans credit for his success (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin really wants a win - but mostly for the No. 8 team (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman hopes history doesn't repeat itself (26 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Indianapolis

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about the importance of Indianapolis in NASCAR (1 minute, 8 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says NASCAR fans are loyal and supportive (9 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon expects a wide-open Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says it's more important than ever for drivers to show their appreciation for fans (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says he needs wins and bonus points to stay competitive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick compares winning at Indianapolis to winning at Daytona (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick says Randy Moss joining the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series as an owner is good for the sport (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya says Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a good track for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya says running well rather than winning is his goal for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (33 seconds) [Watch Video]

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