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Jimmie Johnson shooting for fourth straight Vegas win

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 26, 2008) – Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson probably can find his way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s victory lane blindfolded.

Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, has won the Sprint Cup race at LVMS for the past three years and is hoping to visit his favorite tract of Vegas real estate once again on Sunday afternoon.

If Johnson is able to score his fourth consecutive victory, it would be the first time a driver has gone four in a row at the same event since Jeff Gordon won the 1995-1998 Southern 500s at Darlington, S.C.

“It would be great to get that fourth win, but we won’t approach this weekend any differently than we would at a track where we’ve never won,” Johnson said. “We go into every weekend hoping to win, but so does every other team out there.

“I have every confidence in the equipment and the crew to get the job done, but anyone who’s ever been to Vegas will tell you you’ve got to have some luck on your side, too. If you’ve ever watched a poker tournament on TV, you know even the most experienced players can get beat. We won’t take anything for granted.”

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