Thursday, September 29, 2016

Easy to see why Dover is Jimmie Johnson's favorite track

Jimmie Johnson is 10/1 to win at Dover Sunday.
Jimmie Johnson on racing at Dover
“There is no doubt Dover is my favorite track. I wish we raced there every single weekend. It suits my driving style. I anticipate it to be a tough race since it’s a cutoff race and there will be guys driving their hearts out to stay in the Chase. This Lowe’s team is due for a win. I would love to get number 11 at Dover this weekend.”

Jimmie Johnson will be available to members of the media on Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:15 a.m. local time in the media center at Dover International Speedway.

CHASE STATUS: After an eighth-place result in New Hampshire, Jimmie Johnson is eighth in the point standings in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heading into Dover, which is a cutoff event for the Round of 12. Performance-wise, Johnson can clinch on points with 29 points (12th and no laps led, 13th and led at least one lap, 14th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 24 points (17th and no laps led, 18th and led at least one lap, 19th and led most laps). With a win, Johnson would automatically clinch a spot in the next round.

MONSTER MEMORIES: Johnson won at Dover his first time at the track on June 2, 2002, in just his 16th start as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. He followed that up the same year by winning the fall event to sweep the season. Click here to see photos from Johnson’s first win at the "Monster Mile."

OVER 3,000 LAPS LED: Johnson has led 3,003 laps around Dover International Speedway in his career -- the most all-time of any driver at the track. The amount of laps led is almost double the amount of any other current full-time driver.

JOHNSON AND THE MONSTER: After his win in May 2015 at the one-mile concrete oval, Johnson has a total of 10 Sprint Cup wins at Dover International Speedway, which ranks first all-time ahead of NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty, who recorded seven wins apiece.

SERIES-BEST DRIVER RATING: According to NASCAR’s loop data, Johnson has the series-best driver rating at Dover with a score of 118.1. He has spent 85.5 percent of all laps run in the top 15 and has an average finish of 8.2.

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES: Johnson’s character “Dash” is back for two more episodes of Nickelodeon’s popular animated pre-school and STEM-based series "Blaze and the Monster Machines." Johnson's character Dash is a car that is fun, friendly, fast and the ultimate racing buddy for Blaze. The third special, titled “Wishing Wheel,” will be airing on Nick Jr. on Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The final episode in which Johnson appears is titled “The Hundred Mile Race” and it will air on Nick Jr. Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

JIMMIE JOHNSON WELLNESS VIRTUAL TRIATHLON: Being a part of TeamJJF means staying involved and being up-to-date with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and its events not only by participating, but also by following through social media. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is launching its first “virtual triathlon." Joining TeamJJF is a perfect way to support the Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s mission of assisting children, families and communities in need while taking on a personal athletic challenge. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation Virtual Triathlon takes place during the month of the month of October. The challenge is to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. Learn more here.


2016 Season

  • 8th in standings
  • 28 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 7 top-five finishes
  • 11 top-10 finishes
  • 384 laps led


  • 535 starts
  • 77 wins
  • 35 pole positions
  • 214 top-five finishes
  • 325 top-10 finishes
  • 18,093 laps led

Track Career 

  • 29 starts
  • 10 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 15 top-five finishes
  • 20 top-10 finishes
  • 3,003 laps led

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