BROOKLYN, MI (WTVB) - Jimmie Johnson drove to the checkered flag in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400, earning his first Sprint Cup series career win at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson, the 6-time and current defending series champion, grabbed the lead for the fourth and final time after a round of green-flag pit stops had concluded with 10 laps remaining.
Johnson’s first victory at Michigan came in his 25th start at M-I-S. He beat Kevin Harvick, the pole sitter, to the finish line by 1.2 seconds. Michigan native Brad Keselowski was third, followed by Paul Menard and Kasey Kahne. Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took seventh place. The series returns to Michigan International Speedway in August for the Pure Michigan 400.
Next up for the Sprint Cup drivers is road course racing at Sonoma and Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350.