Johnson wins in Las Vegas
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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