Jimmie Johnson is always the best driver at the end of the season. So far this year he's also the best driver at the start of the season.
Johnson won his second straight race by passing teammate Jeff Gordon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Gordon dominated yesterday's race by leading 218 of the 267 laps, but he took just two tires on the final pit stop and it cost him the victory.
Johnson then pulled away for his 49th career victory and fourth at Las Vegas. Kevin Harvick finished second. Gordon faded to third.
Published at 7:44 AM PST on Mar 1, 2010 | Updated at 8:01 AM PST on Mar 1, 2010