Jimmie Johnson wins segment one of the Winston

Concord, NC-- Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's team made an early pitstop, survived a wreck and wound up the winner of segment one of the Winston. Half-way through the event Sterling Marlin was motioning he was about to...

Concord, NC-- Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's team made an early pitstop, survived a wreck and wound up the winner of segment one of the Winston.

Half-way through the event Sterling Marlin was motioning he was about to enter the pits, apparently Ward Burton failed to see the warning, drove on the inside of Marlin, clipped the 40 Dodge and collected Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace and Bobby Hamilton.

Second place finisher Jeff Burton and his No. 99 Roush Racing Citgo Ford team worked strategy to try to get the win. The 99 crew stayed on track until the final lap to make their mandatory green flag four tire pitstop. Burton was the final car in the pits before the start/finish line less than 200 feet away. Burton was unable to pull out of his pits before Johnson crossed the line on track.

The top 20 cars will move on to segment two. Cars missing the top 20 cut-off; Rusty Wallace, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton, Dale Jarrett, Mike Wallace, and Ward Burton.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Bobby Hamilton , Dale Jarrett , Rusty Wallace , Sterling Marlin , Mike Wallace , Jimmie Johnson
Teams Hendrick Motorsports