Jimmie Johnson Turned a Fuel Gamble into his first Sprint Cup Victory of 2008

Staff Report
The Associated Press

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, winning a fuel gamble Saturday night at Phoenix International Speedway.

As leader after leader dove for the pits to take on gas in the waning laps, Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet stayed on track and the two-time reigning Cup champion made it to the finish, beating Clint Bowyer - another gambler - by 7.002 seconds.