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Posted on: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Auto racing: Jimmie Johnson wins for 1st time at Bristol


JENNA FRYER
AP Auto Racing Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. Jimmie Johnson has won for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway by driving from sixth to first in just three laps.

He plowed through the field on a restart with 10 laps to go Sunday, giving him his third victory this season and the 50th of his career.

Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth restarted side-by-side as leaders. Kenseth had trouble at the line and traffic stacked up behind him. That allowed Johnson, who restarted in sixth, to grab four quick spots.

Tony Stewart had moved into the lead, and Johnson needed just more than a lap to cruise past Stewart and win.

Stewart was second and Kurt Busch third. Busch led 275 of the 500 laps. He lost the lead by taking four tires on the final pit stop.