Johnson overcomes adversity to win again

Jimmie Johnson won in Las Vegas for the third year in a row. That his team overcame adversity with its usual aplomb is something for the rest of the Nextel Cup Series drivers to fret over, writes David Newton.

Updated: March 12, 2007, 12:16 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers and teams were in Victory Lane late Sunday afternoon ready to take a picture celebrating the organization's 150th career win.

Well, almost all the other drivers.

Jeff Gordon was in the media center talking about his second-place finish and how NASCAR needs to get more input from Nextel Cup drivers and crew chiefs when changing the makeup of a track, something that was not done with the reconfiguration ...

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