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NASCAR All-Star: Jimmie Johnson claims fourth win

Jimmie Johnson wins 2013 NASCAR All-StarJimmie Johnson recovered from his qualifying mistakes to take the $1 million NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race for a second straight year and the fourth time in his career.

Such a result looked unlikely when Johnson overshot the Hendrick pit and then received a penalty for a missing lugnut during Friday's qualifying session.

A win also seemed a long-shot for Johnson when he could only make it up to 15th in the first 20-lap segment, which was interrupted for nearly three quarters of an hour by a rain shower.

But through segments two to four, Johnson worked steadily forwards.

Rapid pit work from Hendrick then meant Kasey Kahne and Johnson would lead the field into the decisive 10-lap shootout.

They ran side by side for a long spell at the restart before Kahne began to lose ground.

As his team-mate fell back to fourth, Johnson quickly established a one-second lead and ensured he could not be caught in the sprint to the flag.

Joey Logano worked his way up to second for Penske.

The Busch brothers won all four preliminary segments between them, Kurt triumphing in parts one and four, and Kyle finishing first in the middle two.

That meant they led the train of cars into the pitlane for the mandatory tyre stops ahead of segment five, but both lost ground.

Kyle eventually recovered third with a late pass on Kahne, but Kurt had to settle for fifth in a race he led nearly one third of.

That was still a much better evening had Brad Keselowski managed. The reigning Cup champion's Penske Ford hit transmission trouble only two laps in.

Results - 90 laps:

Pos  Driver              Team/Car                         Time/Gap
 1.  Jimmie Johnson      Hendrick Chevrolet           1h29m20.000s
 2.  Joey Logano         Penske Ford                      + 1.722s
 3.  Kyle Busch          Joe Gibbs Toyota                 + 2.856s
 4.  Kasey Kahne         Hendrick Chevrolet               + 3.254s
 5.  Kurt Busch          Furniture Row Chevrolet          + 4.001s
 6.  Denny Hamlin        Joe Gibbs Toyota                 + 4.444s
 7.  Dale Earnhardt Jr   Hendrick Chevrolet               + 5.086s
 8.  Jamie McMurray      Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet      + 6.182s
 9.  Matt Kenseth        Joe Gibbs Toyota                 + 6.674s
10.  Carl Edwards        Roush Fenway Ford                + 7.207s
11.  Kevin Harvick       Childress Chevrolet              + 7.547s
12.  Jeff Gordon         Hendrick Chevrolet               + 8.306s
13.  Ryan Newman         Stewart-Haas Chevrolet           + 8.529s
14.  Tony Stewart        Stewart-Haas Chevrolet           + 9.446s
15.  Greg Biffle         Roush Fenway Ford                + 9.901s
16.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr  Roush Fenway Ford               + 10.001s
17.  Marcos Ambrose      Petty Ford                      + 10.840s
18.  Clint Bowyer        Waltrip Toyota                  + 12.211s
19.  David Ragan         Front Row Ford                  + 12.671s
20.  Danica Patrick      Stewart-Haas Chevrolet          + 13.543s

Retirements:

     Mark Martin         Waltrip Toyota                    87 laps
     Brad Keselowski     Penske Ford                        2 laps
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