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JJ to run Nationwide race in Phoenix

Updated: January 31, 2013, 2:40 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will compete in the March 2 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix for JR Motorsports.

Johnson will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for the organization co-owned by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.. It will be his first time in a Nationwide car since finishing second in a JRM car at Watkins Glen in 2011.

"I appreciate Junior letting me run one of his cars,'' Johnson said in a team release. "My goal is to make my team ...

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