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Jimmie Johnson Cashes in with Win at Vegas: Is He NASCAR’s Best Ever?

As the warm afternoon sun faded in Las Vegas Sunday, Jimmie Johnson basked in his 49th career victory after holding off Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon to win the Shelby American. Johnson's late blast past teammate Jeff Gordon was enough to seal the victory, as Gordon fell past Harvick and the laps ran out on any attempt by Harvick for a winning pass. The win marks the second straight for Johnson, picking up his Vegas win a week after he won the Auto Club 500 last Sunday in his home state of California. Johnson's day was short of spectacular, riding mostly in teammate Jeff Gordon's shadow before dashing past Gordon with 16 to go. Gordon, who led 219 of 267 laps, fell back to third due to an unlucky gamble on pit road. In late race pit stops, ...

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