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Getty Images for NASCAR (May 19, 2013)

Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Johnson got a fast final pit stop from his Hendrick Motorsports crew to restart the race in second for the 10-lap sprint to the finish.

He battled teammate Kasey Kahne for a little more than one lap before clearing Kahne and sailing away to the $1 million payday.

Johnson entered the race tied with the late Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon as the only three-time winners in event history.

Now the five-time NASCAR champion is in a class of his own.


Kansas native Clint Bowyer was able to get up front in the All-Star race and lead some laps, but his car faded in the later laps.

He tweeted Sunday morining, "Well last night was fun for awhile. We made some mistakes but we learned a lot for the 600."