Article first published as Jimmie Johnson Gets it done at Kansas on Technorati.
Jimmie Johnson continues to elevate his by winning Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was a dominating performance as Johnson led for 197 of the 272 laps.
Teammate Jeff Gordon struggled in the late stages of the race and was responsible for a caution with three laps remaining to bring out the last caution of the day and setting up a Green-White-Checkered finish.
Red Bull driver, Kasey Kahne, not in the Chase and getting ready to be Jimmie Johnson’s teammate next season was closing in on Johnson when the caution came out.
On the restart, Kahne spun his tires giving Johnson an advantage at the line. Kahne never seriously challenged the #48 car for the lead. Kahne took 2nd place behind winner Jimmie Johnson.
Brad Keselowski brought it home third, Matt Kenseth in fourth and Championship contender Carl Edwards cracks the top five. Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Marcos Ambrose and Mark Martin round out the top ten.
Championship Standings after Kansas
NASCAR takes the show back to Charlotte next week for the running of the Bank of America 500 and the 5th stop on the road to the Championship.
Race is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. (October 15)