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Here's Jimmie

June 08, 2009
June 08, 2009

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June 8, 2009

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA FINALS PREVIEW
  • They've reached the Finals by making the defending NBA champs and the team with the league's best record (and MVP) disappear. Now, for the shocking big finish, can Dwight Howard and improbable Orlando vanquish Kobe's Lakers?

  • In one expert's view, Los Angeles's deep and rangy frontcourt will prove to be the difference

WNBA PREVIEW
STANLEY CUP FINALS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
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Here's Jimmie

He hadn't won in nine weeks, but a dominant victory at Dover on Sunday showed why Jimmie Johnson is still a good bet to win a fourth straight Cup title. His furious charge to the front over the final 33 laps—a botched tire change had shuffled Johnson out of the lead and back to ninth—was hardly surprising given that he'd led 295 of the first 364 laps. Johnson's second win of the season moved him to third in the points standings, just 64 behind leader Tony Stewart, who was passed by Johnson (below) at Dover with two laps left. "His car got bigger and bigger in my mirror coming out of every corner," Stewart said after the race. "That's not a good sign."

This is an article from the June 8, 2009 issue

PHOTORUSS HAMILTON SR./AP (JOHNSON)