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Johnson takes Chase lead with win

Updated: October 11, 2009, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson sat in his No. 48 Chevrolet during a lengthy red-flag delay six laps from the finish at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday and worried he didn't have enough car to hold off Jeff Gordon.

Gordon, second next to his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, had no such fears.

It's California. It's the Chase. It's Johnson's time.

"What else can you say? They're the best out there," Gordon said after Johnson roared away from the field to win the 500-mile race ...

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