Jimmie Johnson emerges from chaos at the Glen on top

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Cortez Silver Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 12, 2012 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

It was a finish that was chaotic at best. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Watkins Glen delivered a wild ending that sent cars spinning and left some with dashed Chase hopes.

It also left five time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson back on top of the Sprint Cup standings after surviving to finish third.

Johnson was never in contention for the win, but ran inside the top ten most of the 90 laps. The havoc began on the final laps when oil put down on the track send the leader, Kyle Busch, spinning and others barely holding on to finish.

Johnson said he was caught up in the oil like many others. MORE>>>


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