Jimmie Johnson Wins in California in Overtime
Chalk up career victory number 77 for Jimmie Johnson passing Dale Earnhardt for seventh place in all-time career wins. Johnson started 19th and led only 25 laps, but he went from third to first in an overtime restart passing Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick for his second victory this season, both coming in overtime.
Harvick was forced to settle for second place despite leading 142 of the 205 laps. Hamlin came in third with Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. completing the Top Five.
Kyle Busch was running second with only two laps to go in the scheduled 200 lap event when his right front tire blew bringing out a yellow flag. Harvick had a nearly two and a half second lead at the time.
Kyle Larson spent some extended time in the infield medical center after a hard hit into the inside wall after he blew a left rear tire. He said it was one of the hardest hits of his career.