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Southern 500 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post Race Analysis

Jimmie Johnson is back.One of NASCAR's best drivers, Johnson escaped Darlington Raceway with a victory in the Bojangles' Southern 500. The win snapped a personal 16-race drought and earned Hendricks Motorsports their 200th victory all-time.It wasn't easy, but Johnson was ultimately able to fend off Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart to claim his first win of 2012. Kyle Busch finished fourth, while Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Marcos Ambros and Joey Logano rounded out the top 10.Although it was an excellent race for Johnson, it wasn't all sunshine and puppies for Team Hendrick.Jeff Gordon's disastrous year continued, as he had to pit twice because of flat tires. He finished 35th in the race, adding another disappoint...

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