Johnson nips Bowyer with push from Dale Jr.

April 18, 2011 · Posted in NASCAR 

At the end of 188 laps and 500 miles, Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 by inches, tying a record with his razor-thin .002-second margin of victory.

With a push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnson edged Clint Bowyer in a wild three-wide finish at the 2.66-mile track. The victory was Johnson’s first of the season, his second at Talladega and the 54th of his Cup career, tying him with 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Lee Petty for ninth on the all-time list.

Check out the race details on