posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 05:38 PM
Jimmie Johnson pulled off a clean sweep at Pocono Raceway.
Johnson dominated at the track for the second time in seven weeks, building on his NASCAR Nextel Cup points lead and winning the Pennsylvania 500 on
Sunday in a race that further shuffled the rest of the standings.
"That race car was incredible,'' said Johnson, who's the first driver to win the Pocono 500 and Pennsylvania 500 in the same year since Bobby Labonte
Under the old points system, Johnson probably could have cruised toward his first career points title. Instead, he'll be lumped with the rest of the
drivers in the top 10, along with any others within 400 points of the lead after the 26th race, to compete for the championship over the last 10 races
of the season.
The "Chase for the Cup'' begins at New Hampshire International Speedway on Sept. 19.