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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson remembers 'Baja Bob' Gordon

NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson remembers 'Baja Bob' Gordon

CHICAGO (AP) — Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson remembers vividly the first time he rode in an off-road desert car with ''Baja Bob'' Gordon approximately 25 years ago.

Johnson retold the story Thursday while saying he was in ''complete & utter shock'' to learn Gordon, father of former NASCAR & open-wheel driver Robby Gordon, had been found dead with his wife in their Southern California home. Police said 68-year-old Robert Gordon strangled 57-year-old wife Sharon Gordon & fatally shot himself in their gated house in Orange.

''I had a motion sickness problem, riding in a car. And I rode in the Baja 500 & puked, literally, for 499 miles,'' Johnson said. ''My dad was in one of the pitstops & we stopped & I'm just covered in vomit. And he's trying to pull me out. But I wanted to race so offensive I didn't care how offensive I felt. I said, 'I'm staying in this race car. I'm not getting out.' I made the race, yet it wasn't pretty.''

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Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

He can't quit it, even when it left him with a broken car part.

Johnson's 2015 championship hopes were over at Dover not because of a wreck, a blown engine or a mistake on pit road.

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Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, & Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Fontana.

With his 77th career victory, Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt for seventh place in NASCAR annals. And he did it in style: Johnson was third on the late restart, yet he surged past leader Denny Hamlin while giving a little bump to Harvick before side-drafting & pulling away.

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Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

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Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, & Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Fontana.

With his 77th career victory, Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt for seventh place in NASCAR annals. And he did it in style: Johnson was third on the late restart, yet he surged past leader Denny Hamlin while giving a little bump to Harvick before side-drafting & pulling away.

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Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, & Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Fontana.

With his 77th career victory, Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt for seventh place in NASCAR annals. And he did it in style: Johnson was third on the late restart, yet he surged past leader Denny Hamlin while giving a little bump to Harvick before side-drafting & pulling away.

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Jimmie Johnson escapes injury after steering wheel comes off

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson escaped injury when his steering wheel came off & he crashed into the wall at full speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday.

Kyle Busch after won the pole for the race Sunday at Phoenix International Speedway.

Johnson was on his second lap in the final round on the mile oval when he couldnt turn & his car rammed into the second-turn wall. The right front of the Hendrick Motorsports' No. 48 car took the most damage & Johnson was able to climb out after the car slid onto the grass.

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Jimmie Johnson escapes injury after steering wheel comes off

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson escaped injury when his steering wheel came off & he crashed into the wall at full speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday.

Kyle Busch after won the pole for the race Sunday at Phoenix International Speedway.

Johnson was on his second lap in the final round on the mile oval when he couldnt turn & his car rammed into the second-turn wall. The right front of the Hendrick Motorsports' No. 48 car took the most damage & Johnson was able to climb out after the car slid onto the grass.

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Jimmie Johnson escapes injury after steering wheel comes off

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson escaped injury when his steering wheel came off & he crashed into the wall at full speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday.

Kyle Busch after won the pole for the race Sunday at Phoenix International Speedway.

Johnson was on his second lap in the final round on the mile oval when he couldnt turn & his car rammed into the second-turn wall. The right front of the Hendrick Motorsports' No. 48 car took the most damage & Johnson was able to climb out after the car slid onto the grass.

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