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Johnson puts other contenders on notice: He's back, maybe better than ever

The perfect car, the perfect driver, the perfect storm? Two-time champion Jimmie Johnson served notice to contenders for his throne with a dominating victory Sunday. He is ready to defend his turf, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: September 1, 2008, 11:00 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FONTANA, Calif. -- There is no truth to the rumor that Jimmie Johnson was driving a Ferrari and the other 42 guys in the Pepsi 500 were in go-karts.

It just looked that way.

Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet was unstoppable and uncatchable Sunday night at Auto Club Speedway, winning this event for the second consecutive year.

Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards: You've been served. Johnson intends to make a serious run at that third consecutive Sprint Cup title. He ...

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