After more than three years since his last race win, Johnson held off Jason Line to get the Pro Stock win. Johnson powered his Weld Racing equipped Johnson Racing Chevy Cobalt to a 6.545 at 210.97 mph past points leader Line to get his 40th career win.
“It’s been a real battle, and we finally figured out that maybe we needed a new car,” said Johnson. “I brought this car out in Bristol and didn’t qualify, but we’ve been adapting, and it really started to thunder in Brainerd. It’s totally different than anything we’ve had since about 2003, but I think we know what to do with it now, and it’s proved itself today.”