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Brenden Johnson wins 62nd Purdue Grand Prix

IUPUI Motorsports' Brenden Johnson won the 62nd running of the Purdue Grand Prix Saturday.

Posted: Apr. 14, 2019 9:20 PM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2019 9:20 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — IUPUI Motorsports' Brenden Johnson won the 62nd running of the Purdue Grand Prix Saturday. Johnson becomes the sixth winner in the last twelve years for the school, that features a Motorsports Engineering degree.

Johnson, a native of North Carolina, finished second in last years race. Johnson's best lap on the day was his 47th, with a time of 26.031 seconds. He credits his team for the win, and as for his driving Saturday, he says luck was involved throughout the race.

"I've been close, second place, been on pole, wrecked, I don't know it's just all gonna come together, you just have to get lucky at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you're the fastest person it doesn't matter, Mother Nature I don't know what it is, you just gotta be lucky, you gotta be lucky."

Johnson will be an engineer with Ford Performance after he graduates.

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