Johnson plays perfect fuel mileage game to score stunning win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 09:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 09: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

He survived a bad qualifying session Friday and a long rain delay Saturday but early Sunday morning Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway.  Johnson led only 10 laps, including the final six, but had just enough fuel to make it to victory lane to score the 73rd win of his career, his third of the season and his third at Kansas.

Johnson’s joy Sunday morning was in stark contrast to the frustration he felt Friday. He qualified 19h but said experience helps.

“You just shrug it off,” Johnson said. MORE>>>

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