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Jimmie Johnson Wins First Road Course Race

By: Adam Niemeyer (FOX19 Sports)

 Jimmie Johnson has won four straight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles, but he's never won at a road course. Check that off the list. Johnson won the Save Mart 350 Sunday in Sonoma, taking his first win at one of NASCAR's two road courses.

 Marcos Ambrose led with less than ten laps to go, but his car stalled under caution and NASCAR ruled that Ambrose had to restart 6th. He ended up finishing 6th as well.

 Road course expert and Sprint Cup driver/owner Robby Gordon came home second and points leader Kevin Harvick came home third.

 The race was full of cars heading off the track late in the race as the action heated up. The third caution of the day occurred just after halfway when Brad Keselowski crashed into a tire barrier near turn ten. On the restart after that caution, a huge wreck occurred. Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved.

 Truex Jr. stood outside the infield care center and was visibly angry with Gordon, who spun him earlier in the race. After the race the four-time champion said, "Whatever's coming back to me I understand."

 Gordon agreed to patch up whatever mistakes he made before next week when the Cup Series heads to New Hampshire.

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