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Johnson’s First Martinsville Win Came With a Price

This Sunday, NASCAR goes to a track that has been around just as long as the sport has been in existence. The Martinsville Speedway in Virginia has provided close racing, lots of bent parts, and some great finishes. For Hendrick Motorsports, it is the track where the organization got started. A car driven by Geoff Bodine was what started the most successful multi-car team to ever take a green flag. It's a track that at one time was dominated by the No. 24 Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon. Between 1996 and 2005, Gordon found victory lane seven times at the 0.526-mile "paper clip" track. In 2004, teammate Jimmie Johnson began a streak of his own. In just seven seasons, Johnson has one fewer victory at the track than Gordon. But, the victory that poss...

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