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Jimmie Johnson sets mark by winning at Dover for eighth time

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DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover.

His slice of track history was more than just another milestone to tack on his bio.

His latest win at his favorite track put the Chase field on notice that his run at a sixth championship in the No. 48 is gaining steam. Johnson never let Dale Earnhardt Jr. catch him down the stretch Sunday and won for a record eighth time at Dover International Speedway.

Johnson had shared the mark of seven wins on the concrete mile with Bobby Allison and Richard Petty.

‘‘Truthfully, it was the first thought that went through my mind when I crossed the finish line,’’ Johnson said.

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