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(Kansas City, KS)  --  Jimmie Johnson made a strong statement in his bid for a record-extending sixth straight Sprint Cup Series championship at the at Kansas Speedway.  Johnson put on a dominating performance but had to hold off Kasey Kahne during a green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400, the fourth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.  The five-time defending series champion led 197 of 272 laps for just his second win of the season.  Johnson notched his 55th career victory, which placed him in a tie with Rusty Wallace for eighth on the series' all-time race winners list.  Johnson sat 10th in the point standings after New Hampshire two weeks ago, but has since climbed to third in the rankings, just four points behind new leader Carl Edwards.  Brad Keselowski finished third, while Matt Kenseth took the fourth spot.  Edwards dealt with an ill-handling car for most of the race but rebounded nicely in the late-going to finish fifth.  Six races remain in the Chase, with the series running next Saturday night at Charlotte.

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