NASCARJimmie Johnson looks to add to impressive Dover resume

Jimmie Johnson looks to add to impressive Dover resume

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Jimmie Johnson and Dover International Speedway have been quite the combo throughout his NASCAR Cup Series career. The seven-time Champ will look to add to his already impressive Dover resume this weekend as the series heads to the Monster Mile for a rare doubleheader weekend.

Johnson is coming off an impressive finish of fourth in Sunday’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. While Johnson didn’t walk away with the trophy, that ended up in the hands of his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Chase Elliott, Johnson still earned his best finish since finishing third at Bristol back in May.

“Good job to everyone on my No. 48 Ally Chevy team,” said Johnson. I just lacked that rear grip at the end there. That was a really fun and a solid day. That’s what we needed and now we go to my favorite track – Dover. So proud of Chase, what a road racer he is.”

His fourth-place finish surely provides some much-needed momentum for the 48 team as they try to make the playoffs and head to Johnson’s favorite track. He is currently sitting 17th in the points – 25 points out of 16th which is the final playoff spot. A win this weekend would solidify his spot at chasing his eighth championship with only three races remaining before the playoffs are set to begin.

Johnson hasn’t won in over three years but that could all change this coming weekend at the Monster Mile. Dover International Speedway just so happens to also be the site of Johnson’s last win in the NASCAR Cup Series. That win came in the 2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism. It was also when Johnson captured his 83rd win at NASCAR’s elite level.

In 36 starts, Johnson has an incredible resume at Dover. He leads active drivers with 11 wins , 17 top-five’s, 25 top-10 finishes and he has also led for 3,110 laps

Johnson will roll off sixth for Saturday’s Drydene 311 seeking his 12th win at the Monster Mile.

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo

Sarah Handy
Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah is a 2021 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog but without much success, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also the Director of Marketing for NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends.


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