BUSCH: Johnson has disappointin finish Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After starting the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 in 11th position, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 92 ALLTEL Monte Carlo, ended the day with a disappointing finish. The ALLTEL team completed 196 of the 200 laps and finished...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After starting the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 in 11th position, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 92 ALLTEL Monte Carlo, ended the day with a disappointing finish. The ALLTEL team completed 196 of the 200 laps and finished 28th in the field of 43 cars. The No. 92 car ran steadily in the top 15 during the first half of the race, battling with the Busch leaders and Winston Cup veterans for track position. After the leaders pitted on lap 24, Johnson stayed out on the track in his ALLTEL Monte Carlo allowing the Busch rookie to lead his first NASCAR lap this season. On lap 125, Johnson brought the car down pit road for what he thought would be a routine stop for four tires and fuel. Unfortunately, Johnson overshot the pit stall. When backing up into the pit, fuel that had leaked from the car ignited a fire in the pit area. The No. 92 team had trouble completing the stop in the smoky air forcing the ALLTEL car to lose its track position. "It was a shame that we had trouble on the second pit stop. We had a great car and we were running so well. I feel like we had a car that could have finished in the top 5," Johnson said. "Hopefully better luck will be with Team ALLTEL for the last four races." The NASCAR Busch Series makes its next stop Oct. 21 at North Carolina Speedway. The Rockingham 200 airs live on TNN. The telecast will start at 2:00 p.m. EST.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jimmie Johnson