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Johnson slams into wall at Pocono

CUP: Johnson Blows Tire While Leading - Pocono 2013
CUP: Johnson Blows Tire While Leading - Pocono 2013
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LONG POND, PA.

NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader and polesitter Jimmie Johnson slammed into the wall in tunnel turn at Pocono Raceway after he cut down a right front tire 75 laps into Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400.

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“In the wall,” Johnson radioed. “It’s bad.”

Johnson ignited the fourth caution after leading 43 of 75 laps. After initial repairs, Johnson took a lap and reported the “steering wheel is kind of sticky” and he had developed a push.

Johnson held the best average finish at Pocono Raceway – 8.7 – with three wins on the 2.5-mile track and was going for the sweep on Sunday.
 

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