Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jimmie Johnson has 18 top-5s in 28 Martinsville starts

Jimmie Johnson is 9/2 to win at Martinsville Sunday.
Driver: Jimmie Johnson
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 40
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jimmie Johnson on racing at Martinsville
“If it was up to me, we would race at Martinsville five times a year. I love that place. It's special to me and the Lowe’s team. I’ve had a great weekend off, and I’m ready to get back into the race car.”

ICYMI 77: Jimmie Johnson captured his 77th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago, which gave him sole possession of seventh on the all-time wins list. The six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver now trails sixth-place Cale Yarbrough (83 wins) by six wins and fourth-place Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip (84) by seven wins.

STRONG START: Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team have had a strong start to the season. After five races, Johnson has two wins, three top-five finishes and three top-10s. He has led 171 laps so far, including a race-high 76 at Las Vegas, and is currently second in the series standings.

MASTERING THE PAPERCLIP: Forty-eight different Sprint Cup drivers have won at Martinsville Speedway, led by Richard Petty with 15 victories. Johnson leads the series among active drivers with eight wins. He is also the most recent driver to win consecutive races (Fall 2012/Spring 2013) at Martinsville.

SERIES BEST: Johnson has many series-best accolades at Martinsville Speedway according to NASCAR’s loop data. Among active drivers, he has the series-best average finish of 6.909, the best driver rating of 118.4 and the series-fastest green-flag speed of 91.629 mph. He also leads all active drivers with 9,425 laps in the top-15 during that span.

HELMET OF HOPE: The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is accepting nominations for the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program until Thursday, April 14. Non-profit organizations that support K-12 public education in the United States, including parent/teacher organizations, are eligible to be nominated. In all, five charities will be selected to receive a $25,000 cash grant, a Blue Bunny ice cream party and have their logo featured on six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Johnson’s helmet during the race on August 7, 2016, at Watkins Glen International. Visit to nominate a charity. Click here to read about how the Helmet of Hope has helped charitable organizations in the past.

JIMMIE JOHNSON WELLNESS CHALLENGE RETURNS: Registration is open for the 2016 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. Register now for early-bird pricing and register for all three events to receive a reduced rate. The first event is May 22, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5K in Huntersville, North Carolina. Log on to for more details.


2016 Season

  • 2nd in standings
  • 5 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 3 top-five finishes
  • 3 top-10 finishes
  • 171 laps led


  • 512 starts
  • 77 wins
  • 34 pole positions
  • 210 top-five finishes
  • 317 top-10 finishes
  • 17,880 laps led

Track Career 

  • 28 starts
  • 8 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 18 top-five finishes
  • 22 top-10 finishes
  • 2,746 laps led

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