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April 07. 2013 7:22PM

Jimmie Johnson dominates at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson made eight the easy way.

Leading 346 of 500 laps in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career.

Clint Bowyer ran second, followed by Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch.

The first repeat winner through six 2013 Cup races, Johnson regained the series lead by six points over sixth-place finisher and defending champion Brad Keselowski.

Danica Patrick ran 12th in her first visit to Martinsville. Patrick was the top finisher from Stewart-Haas Racing.


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