BUSCH: Johnson finishes 11th in Indianapolis

CLERMONT, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson finished 11th in Friday's Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, after fighting lapped traffic for the final 60 laps of the event. "We had a strong car," Johnson said. "In the last 60 laps, it seemed like...

CLERMONT, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson finished 11th in Friday's Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, after fighting lapped traffic for the final 60 laps of the event. "We had a strong car," Johnson said. "In the last 60 laps, it seemed like there was a caution every 10 laps. That made it difficult to clear the lapped cars and get after the guy we were really racing." Johnson's finish moved him to 10th in driver points. "Wow, we've been working hard to get in the top-15 and to stay there," Johnson said. "To move into 10th is just awesome." Johnson has finished in the top-10 three times this season, with a best finish of sixth. Following a break in the schedule, Johnson and the ALLTEL team head to Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. for the NAPAOnline.com 250. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN at 12:00 p.m. EST and can be heard on radio stations carrying the Motor Racing Network. Johnson tested the ALLTEL Chevrolet at Michigan Speedway Tuesday and Wednesday. "We had a rough test," Johnson said. "We didn't really get a good feel for how competitive we'll be in the race. We'll have to make use of all the practice time we get while we're there."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jimmie Johnson