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R.J. Johnson wins NASCAR Super Trucks championship at Irwindale

October 24, 2009 | 10:43 pm

R.J. Johnson of Canyon Country won the NASCAR Super Trucks 100-lap season finale at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.

It was his eighth win of the season in the Super Trucks division at the track. He entered the season finale tied for first in the Super Trucks standing with Pat Mintey Jr.

It is Johnson's first track championship at Irwindale. His dad, Rod Johnson, won the NASCAR Super Late Model championship at Irwindale in 1999.

Mintey, from Quartz Hill, and the reigning Super Trucks champion, finished second to Johnson in the race and was two points behind him in the standings.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for video interviews of the drivers and recaps of all the races from Irwindale.

-- Tim Haddock