Johnson wins Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream charity event

Four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson led from start to finish on Wednesday night in the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream charity dirt Late Model event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

“It’s been a steep learning curve, for sure, but it’s been a lot of fun to do. We tested a couple of times last year, and I think it screwed me up. I just came here cold turkey and tried to go off of my memory, and it worked.” Johnson said.   Eighteen Sprint Cup series competed in the 30-lap event that benefited four children’s hospitals; Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Cincinnati Children’s, Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.   Eldora Speedway’s owner and two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart started 16th and finished 6th. Stewart has won the past won the past two Prelude to the Dreams races.   “We needed a long, long run and we got better and better and better as the race went on and got three or four spots just in the last couple of laps there. It was pretty cool. I would’ve liked to have had about 10 or 20 more laps. I think we could have been up there giving Jimmie a run for it.” Stewart said.   Clint Bowyer finished second, Carl Edwards third, Kyle Busch fourth and Denny Hamlin finished fifth.   Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream June 9, 2010 – Eldora Speedway

Pos. St. Driver Laps
1 1 Jimmie Johnson 30
2 4 Clint Bowyer 30
3 17 Carl Edwards 30
4 2 Kyle Busch 30
5 24 Denny Hamlin 30
6 16 Tony Stewart 30
7 3 Dave Blaney 30
8 6 Kasey Kahne 30
9 5 Ken Schrader 30
10 9 Bill Elliott 30
11 11 A.J. Allmendinger 30
12 19 Bobby Labonte 30
13 18 Joey Logano 30
14 13 Aric Almirola 30
15 21 Marcos Ambrose 30
16 10 Ryan Newman 30
17 22 Ray Evernham 30
18 20 Matt Kenseth 30
19 15 Ricky Carmichael 30
20 27 Ron Capps 30
21 12 David Reutimann 27
22 14 Jeff Gordon 27
23 25 Travis Pastrana 27
24 26 Tony Kanaan 27
25 7 Cruz Pedregon 21
26 8 Justin Allgaier 21
27 23 Kenny Wallace 9

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