Despite starting near the back of the field and leading just 13 laps, Jimmie Johnson piloted his No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet to victory in the UAW-GM Quality 500 Saturday night. Johnson held off Kurt Busch on a green-white-checkered finish to win his fourth consecutive points race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. It was also Johnson’s fourth win of the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season. In the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, Johnson moved up three positions into a first-place tie with Tony Stewart with only five races remaining.
"Good day, it's what we needed to do," Johnson said. "I can't believe we always end up somehow towards the front at the end of the race. The 600, the last lap we got it done. This one, the closing laps, after a long night of adversity, it's just an unbelievable day."
The UAW-GM Quality 500 featured 35 lead changes among 17 drivers and an event record 15 cautions.
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