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Jimmie Johnson. Desperately seeking his first win of the year it's funny TNT race break brought -- -- the nation's largest four -- network rethink possible as we welcome you live here and it. Darlington, South Carolina won Wimbledon. -- players and during this skid of Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmie Johnson -- we can call that Michael. Jimmie finished second in three different races since his last win and maybe got a car better tonight and we talk about all the time so good with a little strays far. Better be good to -- straight cart not the pitcher -- -- a lot of laps -- wings meanwhile Greg Biffle was running second who by far our points leader has led the most laps but. We don't think he's going away his the last seven races he's led the most laps he did not win even when he won in Texas he was not the leader of the most laps but he's running consistently. And you win a lot of -- He grinned at this time it's gonna change I'm not so sure how what part of it just the start with the Cowboys clothing -- -- -- -- -- that second spot. So at the track changes that will have to work on that car and studying Dale Earnhardt junior starting. The field winning ways. I'm -- morning but we've heard reports about improving his car and -- doing well and he was wrecking loose early in the race he reported. Vinny just kind of loosen up by a lot about his crew chief Steve let's talk. What's his car's going to fill a corner. World Scott plays right there but they're able to communicate talk about it heady totals at Talladega clubhouse TV. That is my car and he's got the accident -- meanwhile Danica Patrick a couple of laps down. Tightening the car we heard complaining about par. When she first went laughter. This longest Green flag -- we've ever had here in Arlington that's not. -- played in our hands to beat the chance to take a break and think about what she's got. Beginning what is your way to much coincidentally real good. On the area very long way to go. Well yeah I would do want it -- -- thought that that they didn't mind on I don't know if you want a really good. And I like your -- all by yourself the only way you can talk to the World Cup career steering wheel and what they tell you that you're here. Talked to her you're about are talking about her expectations for this race and running in the Coke 600. Of course our prime time sports continuing on fox every Saturday night for the next eight weeks and let's check the driver of the AT&T fastest driver challenge. You can tech's best of 34763. Or go to AT&T fastest driver dot com for a chance to win Jimmie leads Greg Biffle. And there is Greg Biffle -- Kyle looks challenging for second as well rolled over. This year helped Kyle Busch's Kevin Harvick get enough out of the race we'll have more. Jimmie Johnson leading after a 127 Green flag laps there is Johnson Chevrolet. As shown by our aerial coverage from DirecTV only DirecTV you can dedicated driver channels seeing never missed a second of your drivers race. Call 1800. DirecTV. Johnson is now open up a lead of five point eight seconds over Kyle Busch and the center Greg Biffle. There's a report at 115 Eagles lose track facts for Darlington. Last winter for the pole here was Dale Jarrett Jack in 1997. Force led the points standings after nine of the ten races this year and Ford has 41. All time best here at Burlington. -- -- talked to Jimmie Johnson before qualifying looming the end is a bad call around head here darling it's got a lot of hit it about lying in bed any qualified so well and I felt like you have a big night. Johnson picked it up the -- down there just fourteen other cars on the lead lap. And among the dozen or so one lap down -- is last week's winner Brad Kozlowski. Match. -- -- Can't. The front of the car. -- you know I still see how much damage. Gonna have to repair the the hard hitting news shows. How much damage your. Got a lot of work. -- -- We'll never made a caution. That tied to make that type of a pit stop. Is a good 345. Hits off our leader Jimmie Johnson yeah I ever since he hit the wall scraped the -- -- -- going backward in his they got they definitely got issues. Johnson is just slapped the fifteenth place car that's Jamie McMurray. And Mike right now our average speed it -- a 150. And a half mile an hour 150. Downfall of our. That's qualifying speed. Not too long. Ago now that includes two great. That's not an average. We sent. The lead we're enjoying NASCAR. Fox News on this fast track Saturday night's. What to do -- that volume knob but let's break it up for you this. Third place -- -- -- -- -- In the 56 takes it to the inside of pole sitter Greg Biffle. And moves up to third place. 135. Laps complete. And Darlington, South Carolina and here's what's fresh off the wire. Before Darlington was re pave Jimmie Johnson and bled over 400 laps soon but since the 2008. -- being. He had led only two laps of this racetrack. People -- tonight. Johnson has now been out in front 437. Circus and pulling away from Kyle Busch. Yeah I guess what's fresh off the wire -- you -- can't seem -- bond -- -- rich is better. I dislike the line man -- like what he's doing he's patient. -- -- took -- -- -- plans to -- -- -- -- that for awhile -- -- move around he's all over the place he really as a got a car that's period very. Personal right now Michael. Yeah and he could go all over the place versatility -- that's the key here but you know we've talked about him dropping it that way how -- he was on the -- pavement it was slick. You couldn't go straight you've had a -- that maybe. And man it is fun watching these gas pedal tonight -- you know I think that track has lost a mean if it's. 2008 so -- this this track has lost a lot of that real good rip it and we're a couple of years there. -- -- not -- the 51 did you talk about it from the drop of the Green flag started back in the 25 position he would steal. Sit there and -- position trying to find his second top ten finish of the year. -- -- -- I love the Watson scoring Monica and I love to watch at times. But at 3058 of 3056 of 3051 at 36 5173. And 6086 people were. -- cars all. On the same speed. Godaddy.com race summary. Jimmie Johnson is one of six different leaders. Lead changed hands seven times. No caution flags out. -- timeline so just fourteen car. I'm just -- twelve there and Marcos Ambrose just. Nearly. Ran out the caution for the first time tonight watch that -- nine -- yellow. Black car. And see what he Dez. Got. I don't your brother. At that you can easily get all the way through that corner -- looked like one of those V8 super car -- right there. Well I think we see why he would step it up this game because leader Jimmie Johnson and at 48 is working don't put Marcus. A second lap down and Ambrose trap now back in the morning pin position. Second place Truex is on the charge way ahead he found something that he is going somewhere. Who's passed Kyle Busch in the second seven seconds behind the leader. I think we saw this the last Green flag from -- Martin Truex junior and his 56 car is we're getting now that the. Green flag pit stop this is when he when he really came alive last time. Steve Burns up on the leader. The other day from Jimmie Johnson nineteen -- I'm thinking. -- I can't run this. Track can't win they played strong transition because now we're almost completely. In the darkness the racetrack it's cool down it's starting to gain more more -- And it and I think that's worth giving up the sports Jimmie -- to -- here. That would be the site. I can relax vehicle down a straightaway about a 180 into the corner and he's not quite we'll see on prices moved up over the top -- a little. Which is good it's not an. We -- the really comfortable car to drive and and get tendered at turn one takes it in nice and low. Runs and I think he'll get back in the gas put it back close -- right on the car driving. Played with the throttle a little minute hearing guys that is a great handler great home careless. He drafted as much with the throttle and he doesn't scare me about it what you do you're -- -- at the corner you can chip what began as a Darryl he has to go. For 170. Miles an hour at the end of the straight away. Three miles an hour -- just -- Miles an hour in the middle reporter well what's the break he'll be a middle of the breaks. And it's pit stop time. Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle along with Marcus Ambrose in the pit lane for the third straight Green flag stop the night. Greg Biffle has been losing ground because he's been getting later than some of the drivers that match. Here's how Bush's plan. Matter it's hard to. Again we'll have to bet pit stop them. So he can drive right. Anything -- little tight under Ronald where you want to be better yeah. Kasey Kahne Kurt Busch commander Jeff -- -- there. And there's look at who was on pit road at the moment. This third round of pit stops. -- Race car all night so much so. The first. It's showing on. Right where. Saying the cars and on the -- Denny Hamlin getting service. Jimmy Johnson. Smart and don't get. Everything. Right. Johnson to pick and roll. Jimmie Johnson the other day for him. As I can't run a center the way. -- -- They're gonna -- team. Gonna slam the ball. Second and see what. The last ones to come to pit road will be Eric Gilmore -- Landon Cassel and David Gill. All the rest of the top twenty have been damp but with the lead Jimmie Johnson and at 48 car had feel he can actually -- Last leaders to come to pit road. He had a seven point 72 lead over Martin Truex. When he came to ruin. And there is Kyle Busch. Two and a half seconds behind Johnson as the 48 build speed. The gap down to two seconds one point 81 point six. One point four. How come against Johnson gets up to speed and Johnson will retain the lead -- AJ Johnson's gonna happen little. Fresher tires there. Which is actually a lot here don't. So I've taken a car a little bit there going down the backstretch regularly notre. We got into the -- Before Green flag pit -- Jimmie Johnson had a seven point 72 lead over Martin Truex tracks as he does right now. However Kyle Busch didn't Upton to second and pole sitter Greg Biffle the -- As they've led the charge on to pit road. Bush was headed for pit road. Cannot call was made apparently late to Greg Biffle would come in at the same time you see Kyle weight down on the racetrack. Biffle makes a very late turn between three and four. And almost missed the entrance to pit row here's what biffle since he was team. I can't do that okay. Bob proctor coming. -- okay. Yeah I've thought about forty and forty kick off now. Kind of interesting note it if it -- you know who wasn't. Not sure that was the spot or a crew chief a bit what made it. I guess it's only eighteen. Whoever. Call the shot into a couple of -- and then fourteen it was 4200 down pit road exactly -- exactly the pit lane to what the -- man. -- the one calling Greg Biffle -- it's Greg -- -- bad future and say it. This -- is just responsible for told premium on the pit road. But biffle made it safely and now. Is out there in third place but they're all chasing Jimmie Johnson in the five times Sprint Cup champion. Who has now been out front for 59 laps biffle led seven before earlier. Kyle bush 41 laps in the lead to Denny Hamlin and Landon Cassel. Couples have been out front Kasey -- what they're. Martin Truex junior spent in the wall. Yeah I decide I go buy sell a lot of damage on the right side. He was close enough hole that hole. Guess he got it back they're coming up hurtful. Right Bay Area getting to a pretty good. But there are you and Michael talked about it. Just can never let your. This place and it came out of here if you're Jimmie Johnson right now you all he has beaten you just don't wanna make a mistake but you've got to keep pushing me and big fight here for thirteen and fourteen. Between the 29 of Harvick and Clint Boyer and the reason they're racing so hard and they're just in front of the leader. Larry did -- that's why when people say why don't consider to pick be 175. But it's a big deal it's because if you can run eye opener followed here. And -- out of here with a win. You have accomplished something and it's a big deal. Pit road speed. Long night tonight. The front of the Green flag thing. Knowing they made some. Make it bigger adjustments because the pattern -- see in the more than strengthen the then as we get going into the night it's almost like the drivers it's been blues are just getting -- But no it's better Larry because Tom Watson lap times and they did not drop a ball quite -- -- today or earlier in the race. Martin Truex junior still about eight and a half back of the leader and Greg Biffle appears to be falling. Indeed -- -- -- here for third place first of like you never ceases to amaze me how aware of the -- yeah. You know. Just take it easy on the body work man. Yeah. Hopefully this thing that I catch it early you can -- it in the wall but they've gotten slow you down you just over company he puts it. Like we've seen mark do it here. -- blaming yellow card the bottom of the screen the looking inside Danica Patrick here comes beautiful. Man Truex can -- it just a -- here. That's a tricky place yeah try to pass we know this is safest race car we've got a hand it's also the toughest race car we've -- -- It played through. This racetrack perfectly. See him. It may have worked -- it a little bit. But Martin got a great front -- the middle of the overall but didn't passing down the back straightaway that's what you wanna do it. Greg -- plays that he didn't more than just roll over let it happen though he trying to find his way back but right now just like every Green flag run we can. I think he's fixing to be strong his new detail about it it's a momentum racetrack and you gotta get that momentum up to -- -- passes you gotta keep coming just trying. -- let me ask Michael Waltrip who's not only our analyst but is true wrecks his car. I've been -- Martin's pattern this year that he is really good on long runs most places we've been. He just really take. Here -- equipment might be able to keep the car sputtered early in the going. We heard Tony Stewart's spotter and encourage you talked -- -- that -- that it won't score early but it goes well play -- the same thing with Truex he seemed out and under Danica there. He just morally able to keep it straight of the time. And not allow them to take care. Drew Henson third nine and a half seconds out there is triple. Paul -- back alongside again as we look at Tony Stewart. In twelfth place and still -- You can go to Chevy -- dot com and enter for a chance to win a Silverado plus they have bass fishing -- Tony. At his home. -- Tony started back in the seventh position in this fourteen car he's been fairly solid but with a 167. Green flag laps. Right now he's only about a straightaway and probably Jimmie Johnson news day off the ball game. Stay on the lead lap that you -- you be surprised how good the finish you've got Steve. It has -- all night. Let's have a look at seventh place Jeff Gordon. Strong lead lap runs here man. -- -- -- He's a good par. We're making progress. -- it was so obvious our car we joke there for a while but now. Just hang it in areas in seven plays and running good -- times. We'll Georgia what was one of America's legendary -- drivers to stay injury Angels played at county fairs in short tracks all across America. Jimmie Johnson leaving Kyle bush by five and a half seconds in Garland.