Johnson Threepeats at Lowe's
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) _ Jimmie Johnson has set a NASCAR record by
winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third straight year. He passed
Bobby Labonte (lah-BAHN'-tee) from the outside on the final turn to
capture the race by about a half-car length.
Johnson had to come from fourth place to chase down Labonte
after a restart with five laps remaining. Johnson made several
attempts to pass Labonte on the inside before catching him high.
Johnson had dominated the previous two Coca-Cola 600's. He led
for 500 of 600 miles last year.
It's the fourth Nextel Cup victory for Johnson at Lowe's Motor
Carl Edwards finished third, ahead of Jeremy Mayfield and Ryan
The race was marred by 22 cautions, the most ever for a Nextel
or Winston Cup race. It was the second longest race in the event's