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Jimmie Johnson has won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, just ahead of locals Kyle and Kurt Busch.

The win, Johnson's 15th in the Nextel Cup and fifth from the last nine races, continues a strong run of results that has placed him in the top six for every race since last October. It also puts him back on top of the standings.

Johnson stopped Roush claiming another win at the track they have made their own - Roush cars have won five of the last seven races there. The team still managed to claim second, third and fourth.

"It's going to be a fun battle all the way to the end," noted reigning champion Kurt Busch, third. "You could say that Hendrick and Roush definitely have a distinct advantage over the other groups."

Busch was the meat in a Roush sandwich, behind 19 year old rookie brother Kyle and ahead of Jeff Gordon. It was the best result of Kyle's short Nextel career, who had odds of 60 to 1 to win before the race. "Hey, next year I'll probably have a lot lower odds!"he laughed after the race.

Kevin Harvick, who started 42nd after a fuel irregularity in qualifying, had an eventful race, but he overcame a pitlane speeding penalty to finish fifth.

UAW/DaimlerChrysler 400 Results, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5mi oval):

                                   
Pos Driver              Make        Laps   
 1. Jimmie Johnson      Chevrolet   267           
 2. Kyle Busch          Chevrolet   267           
 3. Kurt Busch          Ford        267           
 4. Jeff Gordon         Chevrolet   267           
 5. Kevin Harvick       Chevrolet   267           
 6. Greg Biffle         Ford        267           
 7. Casey Mears         Dodge       267           
 8. Matt Kenseth        Ford        267           
 9. Tony Stewart        Chevrolet   267           
10. Ryan Newman         Dodge       267           
11. Bobby Hamilton Jr   Chevrolet   267           
12. Rusty Wallace       Dodge       267           
13. Dave Blaney         Chevrolet   267           
14. Carl Edwards        Ford        267           
15. Jamie McMurray      Dodge       267           
16. Mike Bliss          Chevrolet   267           
17. Jeff Burton         Chevrolet   267           
18. Dale Jarrett        Ford        267           
19. Joe Nemechek        Chevrolet   267           
20. Jeremy Mayfield     Dodge       267           
21. Michael Waltrip     Chevrolet   266           
22. Jason Leffler       Chevrolet   266           
23. Jeff Green          Dodge       266           
24. Mike Wallace        Chevrolet   266           
25. Kyle Petty          Dodge       266           
26. Travis Kvapil       Dodge       266           
27. Scott Wimmer        Dodge       266           
28. John Andretti       Ford        265           
29. Elliott Sadler      Ford        265           
30. Mark Martin         Ford        243           
31. Scott Riggs         Chevrolet   243           
32. Eric McClure        Chevrolet   237           
33. Hermie Sadler       Ford        226           
34. Ken Schrader        Dodge       225           
35. Sterling Marlin     Dodge       219           
36. Randy LaJoie        Chevrolet   182           
37. Ricky Rudd          Ford        181           
38. Kasey Kahne         Dodge       154           
39. Robby Gordon        Chevrolet    57           
40. Morgan Shepherd     Dodge        39           
41. Bobby Labonte       Chevrolet    15           
42. Dale Earnhardt Jr   Chevrolet    11           
43. Brian Vickers       Chevrolet    11           

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