Jimmie Johnson hasn’t lost his golden horseshoe, much to Kevin Harvick’s chagrin.
It was six years ago when late-race fortune enabled Johnson to hold off Harvick for a win at Auto Club Speedway, prompting Harvick to say Johnson’s team, while very good, also had “a golden horseshoe” in an inappropriate place.
The same thing happened again Sunday. Johnson, aided by a caution period with only two laps left in regulation, again won the Auto Club 400 at Fontana in overtime and left Harvick, who had dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, in second place.
“I knew we had a great car,” Johnson said of his No. 48 Chevrolet in Victory Lane. “We just saved our best for last, for...