"To come here and win is a huge honour, then to have four wins I'm at a loss for words," he said of his record over the years at Indy. "I just hoped to come here and race, I had no idea this would turn out. I can remember back to watch the 500 with my grandfather and my dad sitting on the couch. My grandfather telling me stories about Indy and that he came here and was at the race track. I'm glad to have my own memories here for my family."
As well as the sentimental significance of the victory at Indy, it's also Johnson's third of the season to add to earlier wins at Darlington and Dover; that puts him equal with Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski, and no one so far this season has won more. That means that as things stand, when the points are reset after Richmond in six races time on September 8, that trio will have the bonus points putting them at the top of the post-season Chase battle for the Sprint Cup.
Johnson potentially topping the table going into the Chase? That's good news indeed for the #48 crew, but bad news for almost everyone else in the NASCAR paddock.
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