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Johnson has won four of last eight Brickyard races

July 14, 2014, Staff report,

Six-time premier series champion a familiar face in Victory Lane at IMS

Jimmie Johnson has to be considered one of the favorites to win the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson has won four of the last eight premier series races at the Brickyard, most recently in 2012, when he led 99 of 160 laps. Johnson, who finished second at IMS last season behind Ryan Newman, also visited Victory Lane at the Brickyard in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Jeff Gordon, Johnson's teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, has also won four times at IMS (1994, '98, 2001 and '04). The Crown Royal presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard is scheduled for July 27 starting at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.