Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother's Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick over the final six laps to win Sunday morning's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Johnson's victory -- which was recorded just after midnight local time because of a delay of 2 hours and 16 minutes -- was his third of the season and his third at the 1.5-mile Kansas oval.
Harvick, who led 53 laps, finished second in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
Third was Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Fourth was another Hendrick driver, Jeff Gordon, while pole-sitter Joey Logano was fifth in a Team Penske Ford.
NASCAR Sprint Cup standings (top 5)
• Kevin Harvick, 437 points
• Martin Truex, Jr., 391
• Jimmie Johnson, 389
• Joey Logano, 375
• Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 360