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Johnson Paces Bristol Happy: Shooting For First Win

Jimmie Johnson doesn’t have a Bristol win among his 43 career NASCAR Sprint Cup wins, but after Friday’s final practice sessions for Saturday night’s Sharpie 500, he may well be on his way to crossing Bristol off his small list of tracks he’s never won at. Johnson paced Happy Hour with a fast lap of 123.316 mph late in the session followed by Mark Martin, Marcos Ambrose, Jeff Gordon, and Greg Biffle to round out the top five. Throughout the day during both practices, the track was extremely slick with several drivers almost hitting the wall coming out of the turns. This will be the fifth race run on the new layout of Bristol. The banking was decreased by six degrees and in the process, it created an outside groove th...

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