HANK KURZ Jr.
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April 8, 2013
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Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville Speedway is Jimmie Johnson’s kind of place. Johnson led a career-best 346 laps Sunday and pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go for his eighth career victory on the shortest track in the Sprint Cup Series, taking over third place on the career victories list on NASCAR’s oldest track. The only drivers ahead of him? Hall of famers Richard Petty with 15 wins, and Darrell Waltrip with 11. “Probably the most calm, relaxed thought-out weekend that we’ve ever had as the …

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