LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has won his second straight race by passing teammate Jeff Gordon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Gordon dominated today's race by leading 218 of the 267 laps, but he took just two tires on the final pit stop and it cost him the victory.
Johnson took four tires and restarted in fourth, but rocketed onto Gordon's bumper as soon as the race resumed. He chased Gordon for 17 laps, finally scooting past him with 17 to go.
Johnson then pulled away for his 49th career victory and fourth at Las Vegas. The four-time defending series champion also won last week in California.
Kevin Harvick finished second, while Gordon faded to third.