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sitting there with the you know you got it won. late caution. >> mike: in the top ten. three chevys, three fords, four toyotas. johnson and stewart on the front row. kyle and hamlin will restart from row two. >> darrell: you know what will make the difference? somebody, either carl will push tony stewart on this start to get him going, or else hamlin is going to push jimmie johnson to get him going. you can bet you there are going to be contact on the restart. >> mike: 21 cars on the lead lap. kurt busch brought out the caution, running 12th. newman was 16th. we will go one more lap under caution. some debris on the front straightaway. see a piece of metal debris 200 feet past the start/finish line. that has to be picked up. >> darrell: this is just, this just adds to the anticipation and the excitement of this restart. >> larry: well, as much as we have been watching jimmie
johnson in the 48 car saving fuel, it's not what he wanted to see as a lap added. >> darrell: well, really, i mean it's a lap under caution. versus one under green. now we're on green-white-checker. don't like that. >> larry: no. didn't think you would. >> michael: darrell, think you race all night long, 500 miles for this chance. and these guys are going to be desperate. this is a win in the southern 500 at darlington. gas is an issue. tires are an issue. some of the guys back six, seven, eight have fresher tires. can they charge up through there? this is going to be intense. >> darrell: i think -- i don't know what is going to happen at the back or the middle but i know that the big deal is at the front. >> well, some drivers, some teams worried about fuel. kyle busch is thinking about
food. >> i think something really good to eat after this thing is over. i'm starving. [ laughter ] >> darrell: just chew you another piece of double mint. you'll be all right. >> mike: two laps to go. third green-white-checker finish at darlington. in the track's history. jimmie johnson trying to hold off tony stewart. score his first victory of the season. this will be our first attempt at a green-white-checker. if the leader comes around and takes the white flag under green, the next flag ends the race. >> darrell: i'm not feeling real good about that happe happening. >> mike: to the restart zone. here we go! green flag. johnson is on it. stewart is going to have to deal with hamlin in the corner. truex right there with kyle busch. three wide. in the corner. ambrose, makes a three-wide pass in turn one. as jimmie johnson scoots
away. >> larry: denny hamlin in the 11 got a great run off turn two. he tanges the second spot away. >> darrell: i think tony may have had a problem with the getting through the gear, larry. >> mike: stewart is third. battle right behind him. kyle busch settles in, in front of truex. white flag. one to go. >> darrell: not enough gas to make it? >> larry: yeah. we're in good shape on gas. >> mike: he will make it around. but will he get there first? >> darrell: yeah. he has a nice, he has a comfortable lead. he is in good shape. >> mike: jim carrey sails ofjimmie -- jimmiejohnson sails. hendrick motorsports 200th sprint cup victory falls to jimmie johnson in the southern 500. >> darrell: there you go, mr. rick! >> 200! nice, nice, nice, nice, nice! >> mike: denny hamlin, second. tony stewart, third.
kyle busch. martin truex the top five. >> darrell: great, great, great job by jimmie johnson. rick, i know what a relief that is, buddy. >> mike: now i can tell the story. for 16 races, four tractor trailers full of special souvenirs to celebrate this 200th victory have been traveling the country, racetrack to racetrack unbeknownst to rick hendrick. hendrick motorsports employees have had to hide this from him for months. so that tonight, they could finally have this celebration. jeff hammond? >> jeff: rick hendrick it's been a long time coming, boss. everybody telling jimmie congratulations. but it's finally happened and happened at darlington. 200th win. >> you know, first of all, i just got the win with my best
friend steve. and congratulations to him. i want to thank all the drivers and all the crew chiefs and you, and darrell, and jeff bodin -- tod jeff bodie and everybody else. i can't believe it took that long after 199. i want to remember all those we lost. and everybody that helped this thing happen. on the bus here and we'll have a big party. >> jeff: party tonight. again, i never seen you have much emotion on top of this box. i see you walk up and down to pit road looked like you had to get away. walk off the tension. >> i had to get away. i just couldn't -- i was just, they said we'd make it. but i don't believe them. everything happens backwards for us. but we have run so good this year and had such bad luck. thank the fans. supporting us all these
years. and i can't believe, you know, this is a for our people. bodine i love you. sorry you aren't here. i'm numb but glad it's over. i think we will win a few more now. jimmie, lowe's, tall sponsors, people that have been with us forever. i know it's take an long time. i hope it's okay. >> jeff: get your 200 win. go celebrate. >> you know, we think about all the ones we lost. i want to tell him that when we put our hats on backwards for our guy we put our hat on backward for his son, too. >> jeff: we appreciate that. well earned guys. back to you. >> mike: thank you, jeff. hendrick, in the hundreds of employees of hendrick motorsports that carefully spanned a celebration for such a long time. the finally get to enjoy it. they get to do it at the granddaddy of all nascar races. southern 500.
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fox. five-time champ jimmie johnson gets hendrick to 200. matt yocum is there for the celebration. [ cheering ] >> matt: back in june of 2001, rick hendrick got his 100th win. with jeff gordon at michigan on father's day weekend. a big hug from his driver. a special moment. as they regard win number 200. and what better place and more special place than nascar's oldest superspeedway and the southern 500. this is a special one, jim. >> without a doubt. you got to love that man. he just said 200 is great. let's go get 250. shows you where his head is. i love it. man, what a day. fast racecar. thank chad and everybody at hendrick motorsports for awesome racecar. kobalt tool chevy was bad
fast. we had a pit thing that went awry earlier in the race but we worked our way back and had a great racecar and won the race. >> matt: southern 500. you had a hendrick car battling you for the restart. tony stewart, two champions. then you had to throw in fuel milal, lot of different drama coming down near the end. >> it was a lot of drama. fuel mileage race, when you see the 14, you always second guess yourself. he is so good at it. i was really concerned. i was just pacing myself in the mirror on what he was doing. hoped i saved enough and i felt like i did a good job and certainly did but there were hungry drivers outs there. tony, kyle, a lot of guys that want to win the race. special to me. the race is so special, so great. darlington is awesome racetrack. and happy mother's day to my mom, my wife, mother-in-law, all the mothers out there. storm a nice day to chill out and savor this great victory. >> chris: iconic names pulled their name to victory lane at darlington.
>> matt: jimmie johnson does at it second time. >> chris: chad knaus with obviously the call on the fuel, how much it helped. tony stewart on the radio sail he had fuel problems on the restart on the front stretch, having an effect. for rick hendrick he has done a lot of nice things for nice people you don't hear about, including a lot of us here at fox sports. and for jimmie johnson and hendrick motorsports, it was worth the wait. here in darlington. jimmie to victory lane. hendrick celebrating 200 wins in cup. the caps taking on the rangers in new york for winner
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>> chris: our aerial coverage here in darlington provided by directv. that is the victory celebration for jimmie johnson. 56th cup win for him. alone on the list, eight all-time moving ahead of rusy wallace. and a big 200 for hendrick motorsports. tony stewart who never led in this race, but had a chance late in the race to hunt down jimmie johnson. congratulating jimmie and team hendrick. our steve byrnes caught up with tony stewart. >> steve: well, tony stewart, you guys had to overcome a lot tonight. did you run out of fuel on the final restart? >> yeah, i did. it was, i had hit the fuel pressure light had went down, or the light was blinking when we got one to go. and i had to go down to the apron. caught on the back stretch and we got past the center three and the light was down
to 20 pounds again. laid down on the front stretch and we lost second because of it. pretty happy to come out of here with a third tonight. really proud of hendrick and everybody at hendrick motorsports. they deserve this 200th. >> steve: thank you, tony. >> thanks. >> chris: checking points. we have been running the results of the race on the crawl. greg biffle the points leader coming in. tightens up a bit with matt kenseth two behind. jimmie johnson skyrocketing um. after all he has been through from the start of the year with the daytona 500, the appeal. excellent position to get that win. >> michael: that shows why they won five championship in a row. they have overcome a lot to be in contention for not only making the chase, but they have the speed of that car to win the championship again. >> chris: with michael waltrip, chris myers. 51. you see kurt busch as the race winding down. this brought out the last caution here. ryan newman in the car right behind. 39. >> michael: ryan gets hit when he slows down to avoid kurt busch. really, that wasn't kurt's fault, it was just a racing
accident late in race. spun out. another crew member, one of ryan's crew members comes over to kurt busch's team and starts voicing his displeasure. then on pit road, watch this. >> chris: this is after the race is completely orve. the drivers aren't necessarily involved. although we did see newman go over and talk to kurt busch. remember, it was a year ago after the race one of those in your face with kyle busch and kevin harvick. this time it's team members of kurt busch, and paul ryan. >> michael: that is just southern 500 emotion. like you said, we saw it last year with harvick and the other busch. now tonight the crew guys are getting into it. the drivers had a conversation after the race. ryan and kurt and they seem fine with what happened. the crews got involved. >> chris: meanwhile, michael, denny hamlin finishes second behind jimmie johnson ahead of tony stewart. steve caught up with denny. >> steve: denny hamlin, finishing second tonight. describe your evening. >> you know, relatively
uneventful. we got a darlington stripe. try not to get one here. but it sounds like it's getting exciting over there in turn four. but for me, not to thank soort. checking in. and didn't have the car we needed to win. >> steve: thank you. >> chris: tonight on fox we hope you enjoyed funny race here because we didn't have a caution through the first 150 laps. we had seven over the last 200. late local news. and finder. and "new girl." check your local listings. primetime, on fox, sports time. uefa championship league final between chelsea and bayern munich. then baseball night in america. the nationals, bryce harper taking the field among others. eight straight nights, saturday night of primetime baseball coming your way. and a week from tomorrow, coca-cola 600. sunday evening prime time.
nascar on fox. it's marathon race. remember, kevin harvick who edged out dale earnhardt jr. in that race last year. the all-star race next saturday night on speed. that is at 7:00 eastern. you will see all the stars come out and shine in charlotte. carl edwards, winning that race last year. worked his way up to finishing seventh this time around. victory lane. for continuing race coverage from here in darlington tune in to "victory lane" on speed. rick hendrick, you heard him mention those lost including his son ricky. a promising driver in 2009. 2004. on this date, adam petty died practicing for a series race in new hampshire. miff son christopher, rick hendrick did a lot to get the fox crew out to his funeral in february. we appreciate that. there is a lot more to rick hendrick than just 200 victories.
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ross. what went wrong here? >> they played this game just like every other. close, one-goal game and biting your nails until the very end. that's the thing with playoff hockey. there's nothing quite like it, especially a game seven in the national hockey league playoffs. every save is magnified. if you lose, that finality can be brutal. caps trying to avoid that tonight. they won their last game seven against the bruins. the rangers were up 1-0 when marion, the shot is blocked, but gets it past and new york is up 2-0. you think this thing is over, right? wrong. just like they have done all year, the caps have come right back. shot past hendrik lundquist. that was 38 seconds later. final minute, they pulled braydon, but they never got another good shot on goal and sadly, this one ends 2-1 in favor of new york.
they celebrate and move on to the finals. sadly for the caps, it is all over. this great run has come to an end. lindsey murphy was in that locker room and i know it's not an easy task, how were the boys at madison square garden? >> i have been covering this team for three seasons and have never seen the capitals this down in my three years of covering them. they lost some tough games. it was a tough one. a will the of these guys feel like there's unfinished business. it shouldn't have ended tonight and shouldn't have ended at all. here's the guys after the game. >> what can i say? we do our best. it's probably the best team i play and you know, the atmosphere and everybody -- it's unbelievable to play. >> it's the worst feeling i've
ever had in hockey. like i said, the team, i think we had a team that deserved a lot better and could have gone all the way. it's very frustrating. there's not many times where you feel like the team has some questions, but there's no questions from any of us. we all thought we had a chance. >> reporter: so all the guys talked about, we love this team. it's a great group of guys and they are sorry it's over. dale hunter was asked about that, do you have any plans to change the team? he said we're not ready to talk about that. the team that scored first won the previous six games. the rangers scored first. it held true for gave seven as well. >> lindsey, we'll come back to you later in the show. great sound from the caps, sadly this season is over for now. but again, a great game tonight and we think that, you know, maybe this is the start of something big? maybe home ice next year. >> they gave the fans are thrill.
>> all right, great series. >> thanks a lot. >> cap fans need going into this one was going to be tough. no team had ever beaten the rangers in game seven in their house. die hard cap fans packed the house to watch history in the making, or so they thought. fox 5's audrey barnes was right there with them. >> the capitals playoff run has sent the red line d.c. sports bar soaring into the black. the crowds have gotten bigger with every win. >> the mayoffs have been amazing for business. it wakes up the city, makes everything alive and increases profits by 50%, if not more. >> the star going down 1-0, 92 seconds into the game, didn't phase the die hard. >> a lot of time left. >> the caps haven't trailed going into the third period and any of their 14 playoff games. but these fans saw that as a
challenge. refusing to let negative thoughts spoil their enthusiasm. >> a lot of energy here in d.c. we hope we get the caps here so we can have a go ahead time. >> win or lose, it's clear the capitals playoff run has created a whole new crop of loyal fans. >> i have to tell you, my first hockey game, i left after the first period, i thought it was over. i knew nothing. now i am so much more in the know. >> this is so exciting to be part of it, right? >> reporter: audrey barnes, fox 5 news. all right, so depending on how you look at it, i might have more bad news for you tonight. rain is on the way. we do need it, though. look on the bright side. hi gwen. >> you are absolutely right. depending on how you look at it. if you have outdoor plans tomorrow, then it could be a downer. but other than that, for other people, as we said, it's needed. so let's take a look at our
satellite radar composite. the clouds are rolling in and we are talking cloudy skies. those clouds will continue to thicken as well as into tomorrow. be prepared for that. here's a look at daytime highs. we were anywhere from 3 to 6 degrees above the seasonal average. 78 at national airport. 77 at dulles and in baltimore, 79 degrees. currently, it's mild outside. we have a light southerly flow. 68 degrees at reagan national airport. 58 at dulles. those clouds are not going anywhere and for tonight, they are going to continue to increase and thicken up. light winds as well and overnight low of 59 degrees. we'll have to keep our eyes to the skies for part of the day. the good news is, it won't be a washout and i'll have all the details later. back to you. >> a reminder, you can check the weather any time when you down load the fox 5 weather app. go to apple's app store or the
android market. you'll find it on our website, myfoxdc.com. the dc police searching for a man who viciously attacked another man in an alley. it happened thursday behind 1418w. street. the victim was coming home from work and walking through the alley to get into his building. surveillance video captured what happened. the suspect went on the attack, hitting the victim hard in the back of the head and then kicking him. >> he had a broken jaw. he has also multiple fractures in his face. he had stitches in his forehead and stitches on his chin and i believe there's some teeth that are loose. >> >> the victim had reconstructive surgery this morning. police are offering an award. to fairfax county where police are looking for two men who beat, robbed, and sexually assaulted a 50-year-old woman.
it happened early friday morning at the hbrook school in maryfeld. the victim was beaten severely with a brick or rock. anyone with information is asked to call fairfax county police. a supermarket could be shut down because of flooding. authorities say a sewage line failure at the supermarket on south glee road caused severe flooding inside the store yesterday. the store will remain closed until further notice for repairs and restoration. police officers and their families are remembering the brave people who have given their lives in the line of duty tonight. families posted photos of fallen officers on the wall of the national law enforcement's memorial today. it's part of the national commemoration of police week. at the white house, president obama and vice president biden welcomed several officers who performed heroically on the job. >> and frankly, they don't ask for a lot. they don't ask for a lot of credit. they don't go to work planning to be heros, they just do their
jobs. >> a candle light service will be held at the memorial tomorrow night at 8:00. a big night for chilly fans. in the district, the annual chili cookoff. it's a chili competition and concert. this year's winner is no stranger to the event. the fast action response team won for the second year in a row and have been competing in the cookoff for the past ten years. >> the number one secret is make it taste good, number two, make a lot of it, and number three, vegetarian chili. >> don't give it away. >> vegetarian chili, all right, got to try that. the proceeds from the chili cookoff benefit the national kidney foundation. a very worthy cause. mitt romney spent the day in virginia, which comment drew
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president obama and presidential hopeful, mitt romney, are wrapping up a busy political week. republican mitt romney was the commencement speaker in lynchburg, virginia today. he told the crowd of about 6,000 graduates and their families that america values work, education, and personal responsibility. but his biggest applause line came when he affirmed his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. in d.c., president obama used his weekly radio address to urge congress to take steps, he said would speed up the economic recovery. he targeted republicans hopes for tax cuts on higher income earners. >> we tried their ideas for nearly a decade.
and it didn't work out so well. we can't go back to the same policies that got us into this mess. we have to move forward. >> the president also called for an end to tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas. there's still a long way to go before the conventions. next on the primary schedule, nebraska and oregon. voters head to the polls on tuesday. president obama is getting a special endorsement from betty white. while the 91-year-old actress typically keeps her views to herself, this year she is getting political and throwing her support behind president obama. white likes how the president represents the u.s. the endorsement comes after a big star studded fundraiser for obama at george clooney's house in california. the historic week for president obama as he becomes the first president to voice the for same-sex marriage. what might come as a bigger shock is all the money lobbyists from both sides of the aisle have been spending on the issue.
fox's robert gray has more. >> reporter: for some washington lobbyists, the issue of same-sex marriage is number one. in just the first quarter of this year alone, groups like the american civil liberties union and the leadership conference on civil and human rights contributing to the $1.5 million spent in lobbying for the senate version of the act. provide federal benefits for same-sex couples, but not recognize same-sex marriage. >> there has been a strong effort to put forth a measure that would take back the defense of marriage act, but in particular, there has been a movement to really compel the republicans in the house to come around and get educated on this issue. >> in 2011, roughly $12 million was spent on the house and senate versions of respect for marriage act. tobacco lobbyists spending $17 million that same year.
gun control lobbyists spent $260,000. unlike other issues, gay marriage seems to be gaining in popularity. >> this is something that they really feel like there could be a ground swell of support to help pass this. >> gop presidential candidate, mitt romney, accusing president obama shifting the attention away from the economy. only time will tell if the president's latest decloration will translate to more votes come november. one thing is for sure, the president's decloration of support for same-sex marriage already giving his campaign a boost. he raised $15 million at the home of george clooney on thursday night. in new york, robert gray. the archdiocese of new york cardinal delivered the commencement address at catholic university today. reenforceing catholic teachings that a marriage is solely between a man and woman. >> that union, that sacred union of husband, wife, baby,
mother, father, is so essential to the common good that it's very definition is engrained into our interior dictionary. >> cardinal doe dolon is earning a doctorate. a big drop in gas prices overnight. prices fell 3 cents a gallon in d.c. to $3.91. at one point, it was almost $4.20. the avenue barrage price in maryland is down to $3.68. down about 30 cents. drivers in virginia paying about $3.59 a gallon. plenty of drivers are looking for ways to save at the pump. does it make any difference whether you buy brand-name gas or discount. >> reporter: chris says he usually tanks up at the shell or chevron, not the costco around the corner. why spend 20 cents more a gallon than necessary? >> i don't know.
i tried the gas and it burns just as efficiently, but you know, it's a name like anything else. >> joe was filling the tanks at a nearby costco as part of his route in which he hits many different stations. >> go to shell, chevron, you know, got customers anywhere from 7-eleven to costco to phillips. >> when he was finished, a motor back to the shell refinery and got more gasoline for costco. which begs yet, is there any difference between the gas you buy? well yes and no. >> it's like medicine. you got your branded medicine and then your generic. >> the difference is the branded cleaning additive each company puts in its gas to scrub fuel injector jets. it also helps the engines valve seats.
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the stork baby announcements can make any day feel like mother's day, especially for the people that deliver them. just ask a woman from howard county. she feels like she celebrates mother's day all yearlong. >> reporter: it's a fast paced friday morning. >> we are prepared to deliver within 24 hours. >> stephanie is on call 24/7. >> i do have them assist me in the event we need to make an emergency delivery. there's nothing more happier than the joy experiencing a new birth. >> when that baby arrives -- >> the surprise is on the way. >> reporter: stephanie never far behind. >> we are officially here.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. breaking news from clinton, maryland, tonight. woodyard road is shut down because of a deadly motorcycle crash. the crash involved a tractor trailer. we're hearing that the motorcyclist died on the scene. that is all the information we have right now, but if we get more, we'll give it to you before the end of this newscast. a horrific discovery in alabama. a young girl hanging from a tree and now caitlin arnold's 14-year-old half brother is charged with murder. fox talked to neighbors about what happened. >> a sweet baby, quiet, mind your own business. >> that's how rickie campbell remembers caitlin arnold. caitlin was found hanged in a tree thursday night. her best friend is campbell's five-year-old granddaughter,
malia. >> best friends, they rode their bike. >> caitlin taught malia how to ride her bike without training wheels and they waited for the school bus together. telling malia about caitlin's death wasn't easy. >> i said you know caitlin went to where your daddy is at, in heaven. >> malia is upset about the news. neighbors have lots of questions about what happened. >> we are all trying to figure it out, you know. we all have been trying to figure it out. why? how come that happened and how could you do that? >> caitlin's 14-year-old brother is charged with her murder. police aren't releasing his name. campbell doesn't know much about the boy, but witness troubling behavior toward his sister. >> there was a mean side to the little one that died.
he was on the rough side with her. >> campbell said the boy was never rough with his granddaughter, but he always kept a close eye on him. as for the boy's legal guardians, his aunt and uncle. >> fed them, clothe them, bathe them. they are always on the bus. very good people. >> reporter: . three boston students dead. it happened when the vehicle drifted off the road and crashed into the shoulder. the students are part of a group of 16 students studying abroad. a new report is blowing the whistle on reoccurring problems at the faa and department of transportation. peter takes a look at the office of special council's latest case. >> there have been 178 whistle blower disclosures from faa employees since 2007. 89 of them were directly tied to aviation safety. the office and special council
which protects referred 44 of those cases to the dot for investigation and all but five were stain substantiated. reported that first responders helicopters don't have proper night vision equipment that air traffic controllers in the new york area are sleeping and using personal computers at work that small planes are allowed to fly too close to the wake of gnu washing liberty airport's bigger jet. the maintenance program was insufficient. and inconsistent rules for runways and the airport uses faulty wind instruments. four of those seven things needed to be reported more than once and preventative measures could be far more effective if the department of transportation listened to its own employees alarm bells and acted on them promptly.
who i while a former director says this. >> if it gets bad, you'll have a situation where you look at canada or australia who privatized their air traffic control systems and they work fine. >> the dot says they take all whistle blower complaints seriously. in washington, fox news. starting next week, the u.s. postal service will no longer ship tablets, laptops, or cell phones overseas. use lithion ion batteries. since 2006, they are thought to cause two fatal cargo plane crashes. royal guests of a british o olympians last night. the duke and duchess of cambridge helped count down the games in london and tell the athletes he is looking forward
to the competition. >> the value celebrated by the olympic games, friendship, excellence, respect, equality, courage, determination, inspiration. resignate across every walk of life. >> a nats player is beginning to find his home run swing and the cur taifn false on the cap's season in the big apple. dave is up next in sports. first up, gwen. >> a beautiful day today, but the clouds are rolling in tonight and look what is out west. we could see some of this wet weather heading our way. i'll have the full doe tails coming up. we'll be back.