Johnson wins again

Don’t look now, but Jimmie Johnson has gotten hot again.

The four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion won his second-straight race Sunday, as he took the checker flag in the 2010 Shelby American from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com gave Johnson 9/2 odds to win the Shelby American, meaning a bet of $100 on Johnson will pay out $450.

A late pass of teammate Jeff Gordon led to Johnson’s victory, as he led just 18 laps in the race while Gordon led 219.

Kevin Harvick finished second as he also slipped past Gordon late while Gordon finished third, Mark Martin took fourth and Matt Kenseth was fifth.

Kyle Busch, the pole sitter, came in 15th place and led one lap.

Johnson moves up to fifth in the standings while Harvick maintains his spot in first place, 47 points ahead of Clint Bowyer.

2010 Shelby American Results

Finish-Car Number-Driver

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Kevin Harvick (29)

3 Jeff Gordon (24)

4 Mark Martin (5)

5 Matt Kenseth (17)

6 Joey Logano (20)

7 Tony Stewart (14)

8 Clint Bowyer (33)

9 Kasey Kahne (9)

10 Greg Biffle (16)

11 Jeff Burton (31)

12 Carl Edwards (99)

13 David Reutimann (00)

14 Marcos Ambrose (47)

15 Kyle Busch (18)

16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

17 Paul Menard (98)

18 Ryan Newman (39)

19 Denny Hamlin (11)

20 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

21 Regan Smith (78)

22 Scott Speed (82)

23 David Ragan (6)

24 Travis Kvapil (34)

25 AJ Allmendinger (43)

26 Brad Keselowski (12)

27 Elliott Sadler (19)

28 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

29 Dave Blaney (66)

30 David Gilliland (38)

31 Brian Vickers (83)

32 Robby Gordon (7)

33 Max Papis (13)

34 Jamie McMurray (1)

35 Kurt Busch (2)

36 Kevin Conway (37)

37 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

38 Bobby Labonte (71)

39 Mike Bliss (36)

40 Boris Said (26)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Michael McDowell (55)

43 Aric Almirola (09)

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Posted: 2/28/10 7:51PM ET

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