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Johnson Wins at Richmond

(AP) - Jimmie Johnson led teammate Kyle Busch to a one-two finish at Richmond International Raceway. It's the third consecutive Nextel Cup victory for Hendrick Motorsports.

The team that has won seven of the past eight Cup events and swept all four races in which NASCAR has used its new Car of Tomorrow.

It looked for awhile as if Hendrick would finish one-two-three, with Johnson, Busch and pole-sitter Jeff Gordon battling for the lead. But Gordon faded over the final 15 laps and gave up third place to Denny Hamlin.

Gordon, the series points leader who was coming off back-to-back victories, settled for fourth.

Johnson, the defending Nextel Cup champion, wins for the fourth time this season.

Sunday

At Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400, 91.27 mph, $244,386.

2. (34) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 400, $171,225.

3. (6) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 400, $150,125.

4. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, $185,811.

5. (33) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 400, $139,858.

6. (30) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 400, $123,950.

7. (27) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, $132,886.

8. (22) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 400, $127,236.

9. (20) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 400, $87,975.

10. (28) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 400, $126,466.

11. (10) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 400, $104,183.

12. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, $84,075.

13. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, $116,358.

14. (23) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 400, $101,008.

15. (18) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 400, $110,911.

16. (43) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400, $69,100.

17. (9) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 400, $95,683.

18. (15) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 400, $78,550.

19. (32) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, $84,625.

20. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 400, $108,875.

21. (37) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 400, $92,083.

22. (19) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 399, $80,200.

23. (36) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 399, $82,008.

24. (12) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 399, $86,697.

25. (35) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 399, $69,400.

26. (16) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 399, $103,250.

27. (40) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 398, $86,770.

28. (8) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 398, $94,645.

29. (14) David Reutimann, Toyota, 398, $67,675.

30. (3) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 397, $73,700.

31. (31) Johnny Benson, Toyota, 397, $64,875.

32. (13) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 396, $64,750.

33. (38) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 393, $64,625.

34. (42) Robby Gordon, Ford, 378, $65,450.

35. (24) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, accident, 370, $65,375.

36. (17) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 370, $64,225.

37. (11) Ricky Rudd, Ford, accident, 369, $95,133.

38. (21) David Stremme, Dodge, accident, 362, $63,975.

39. (26) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 331, $63,850.

40. (5) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, accident, 314, $110,991.

41. (25) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 301, $71,580.

42. (41) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 275, $90,669.

43. (39) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 139, $103,599.

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