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January 13, 2006 | 9:53 P.M. EST
With two laps to go, Bobby Johns was comfortably in the lead and headed to a victory in the second edition of "The Great American Race." Or so he thought.
A freak gust of wind shattered the back window of John's Pontiac as he raced down the backstretch, sending him into a wild spin and narrowly almost into Lake Lloyd.
Johnson raced by and went on to the win with Johns limping home a disappointing second.
Richard and Lee Petty finished third and fourth with Johnny Allen rounding out the Top 5.
After the win, Goodyear sent the blimp out carrying a banner that read "Junior Johnson Wins Daytona 500 on Goodyear Tires." (picture)
But for Bobby Johns, it was anything but a banner day.