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Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover


DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.

Johnson led the final 23 laps Sunday, staying out on cold tires when other contenders made late race pit stops. Johnson, a six-time champion, has 10 wins in 27 career starts on the concrete mile track. He needed five extra laps beyond the scheduled 400 because a late accident brought out the caution.

He has four wins this season, 74 in his career and has won at least four times in a season 11 times.

Johnson took his familiar spot in victory lane and took a quick, congratulatory phone call from team owner Rick Hendrick.

Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola.

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