Well he wasn't the best car but you didn't need to be to win today. Jimmie Johnson took the lead from Mark Martin with around 15-20 laps to go and held off Mark in the final laps to win.
The story of the race came from who didn't win and that was the best car on the track which was Juan Pablo Montoya and his #42 Target car. It came down to a speeding penalty on pit road by Juan to change the whole dynamics of the race.
Luckily for Juan he was able to get back on the lead lap when Dale Jr's engine blew up a few laps after the penalty. It was just a tough day for Juan and a lousy way to lose a race. Losing a race by going to fast should not happen. It does and that's a way of life, maybe we need to get rid of the way they keep track of pit road speeds. Maybe put in a speedometer that only works at 55mph and lower speeds. I don't know but its an idea.
I am a Jimmie Johnson fan but even I don't want to see races end like that. There was no big wrecks to talk about as it was a pretty clean race. Kyle Busch had a tire go down and he hit the wall as did Sam Hornish. Demmy Hamlin had a transmission problem that took him out of contention for the day.
All in all it was a good day, the fans were into it and the weather was good for a change.