Johnson back on top

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MARTINSVILLE, VA (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lead on Sunday by winning the TUMS Fast Relief 500.

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Johnson fought hard all day in the 500-lap race and took over the lead for good on the final restart late in the race. Johnson finished ahead of Kyle Busch for the victory.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson had 4/1 odds to win Sunday’s race, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $400.

Kasey Kahne came in third on Sunday while Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top 5.

The win for Johnson pushes him to first in the point standings. He is 2 points ahead of Brad Keselowski, who finished sixth on the day to fall out of first place.

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For complete TUMS Fast Relief 500 results, see below.

2012 NASCAR TUMS Fast Relief 500 Results – October 28 – Martinsville Speedway

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Kyle Busch (18)

3 Kasey Kahne (5)

4 Aric Almirola (43)

5 Clint Bowyer (15)

6 Brad Keselowski (2)

7 Jeff Gordon (24)

8 Brian Vickers (55)

9 Bobby Labonte (47)

10 Greg Biffle (16)

11 Ryan Newman (39)

12 Paul Menard (27)

13 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

14 Kurt Busch (78)

15 Matt Kenseth (17)

16 Joey Logano (20)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 Carl Edwards (99)

19 Landon Cassill (83)

20 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

21 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

22 Jeff Burton (31)

23 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

24 Marcos Ambrose (9)

25 Casey Mears (13)

26 David Ragan (34)

27 Tony Stewart (14)

28 A J Allmendinger (51)

29 Ken Schrader (32)

30 David Gilliland (38)

31 Travis Kvapil (93)

32 Kevin Harvick (29)

33 Denny Hamlin (11)

34 Stephen Leicht (33)

35 Dave Blaney (36)

36 David Reutimann (10)

37 Scott Speed (195)

38 Josh Wise (26)

39 Michael McDowell (98)

40 David Stremme (30)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Scott Riggs (23)

43 Reed Sorenson (191)

Updated Point Standings

1. Jimmie Johnson

2. Brad Keselowski -2

3. Clint Bowyer -26

4. Kasey Kahne -29

5. Denny Hamlin -49

6. Jeff Gordon -54

7. Martin Truex Jr. -63

8. Matt Kenseth -66

9. Greg Biffle -69

10. Tony Stewart -71

11. Kevin Harvick -88

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -140

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