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Jimmie Johnson buys ‘road bikes’ for Truex, No. 78 team

DOVER, Del. — We still are reaping the benefits of the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course finish between Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr.

Truex was taken out of contention by Johnson in the final turn coming to the checkered flag after a miscalculation by Johnson caused the No. 48 to spin and collect the No. 78 in the process.

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Cole Pearn, crew chief for the Furniture Row Racing team, lightheartedly suggested Johnson buy the entire crew road bikes to ease the frustration.

Johnson granted the request early Sunday morning prior to the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), personally delivering them to the No. 78 hauler … but it likely wasn’t what Pearn was expecting.

And the 78 team’s response didn’t disappoint either.

The bikes are being given away and apparently are flying off the “shelves” or in this case the hauler.

Chase Wilhelm | NASCAR Digital Media


Chase Wilhelm | NASCAR Digital Media