Johnson edges Bowyer by 0.002

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TALLADEGA, AL (TheSpread) – With a little push from teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson narrowly won the 2011 Aaron’s 499 on Sunday.

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Johnson beat Clint Bowyer by 0.002 seconds as the two nearly finished at the same time. Jeff Gordon held the lead entering the final lap but Bowyer made a charge behind a push from Kevin Harvick while Johnson charged from behind thanks to the help of Earnhardt. Gordon wound up third for the race.

According to oddsmakers at online sports book Sportsbook.com, Johnson had 15/1 odds to win Sunday’s race, so a $100 wager on Johnson will pay out an additional $1,500.

The win is the first for Johnson this year and it now pushes him to second in the point standings, five behind Carl Edwards. Earnhardt Jr. has now climbed to third with his efforts.

For complete Aaron’s 499 results, see below.

2011 Aaron’s 499 Results – April 17 – Talladega Superspeedway

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Clint Bowyer (33)

3 Jeff Gordon (24)

4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

5 Kevin Harvick (29)

6 Carl Edwards (99)

7 Greg Biffle (16)

8 Mark Martin (5)

9 David Gilliland (34)

10 Joey Logano (20)

11 A J Allmendinger (43)

12 Paul Menard (27)

13 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

14 David Reutimann (00)

15 Regan Smith (78)

16 Jeff Burton (31)

17 Tony Stewart (14)

18 Kurt Busch (22)

19 Andy Lally (71)

20 Robby Gordon (7)

21 Jamie McMurray (1)

22 Casey Mears (13)

23 Denny Hamlin (11)

24 Bobby Labonte (47)

25 Ryan Newman (39)

26 Dave Blaney (36)

27 Michael Waltrip (115)

28 Travis Kvapil (38)

29 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

30 Landon Cassill (09)

31 Marcos Ambrose (9)

32 Brad Keselowski (2)

33 Terry Labonte (32)

34 Kyle Busch (18)

35 Matt Kenseth (17)

36 Kasey Kahne (4)

37 Brian Vickers (83)

38 David Ragan (6)

39 Trevor Bayne (21)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Steve Park (135)

42 Kevin Conway (97)

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