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Replay needed as Jimmie Johnson wins

Updated: April 18, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Jimmie Johnson won a Talladega two-step Sunday, edging Clint Bowyer by about a foot with a big push from Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The official margin was 0.002 seconds, tied for the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.

The tag-team race came down to an eight-car sprint -- actually, four pairs of cars -- with only the guys at the front of the duos having a chance to win the Aaron's 499.

After laying back most of the day, five-time series champion Johnson ...

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