Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jimmie Johnson on Michigan: "We had the craziest luck over the last six or seven races"

Jimmie Johnson is 6/1 to win second time at Michigan.
No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 39 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

SWIFT RECOVERY IN POCONO: Jimmie Johnson had an eventful race at Pocono Raceway. He started ninth but cut a left front tire down while running third on Lap 87. Johnson fell to 35th on the leaderboard and carved his way back up to third at the finish line. It marked his ninth top-five result of the season -- and seventh top-three finish in the last eight races.

LAVA MAGAZINE: Earlier this season while racing at Richmond International Raceway, Johnson spent time with Lava Magazine – a triathlon publication. Johnson will be featured as the cover story in the July edition, which will hit newsstands at Barnes and Noble on June 16. For more information, visit LavaMagazine.com.

ELUSIVE MICHIGAN: Last June at Michigan, Johnson headed to pit road from the lead under green with 35 laps remaining. Fortunately for Johnson, the race stayed green the rest of the distance and he cycled back into the lead to earn his first win at the two-mile oval.

MICHIGAN STATS: In the last 20 races at Michigan, according to NASCAR loop data, Johnson has the second-best driver rating of 102.5. He has an average starting position of 9.6 and an average finish of 15.3, leading 646 laps around the track in the Irish Hills. Johnson also has five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.

JOHNSON AT TEAM CHEVY STAGE: Johnson will be at the Team Chevy stage for a question-and-answer session in the midway at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 14, at 9:55 a.m.

Jimmie Johnson on racing at Michigan
“It’s good to be heading back to Michigan. We had the craziest luck over the last six or seven races. Although we’ve only won here once, it’s been a very strong track for the No. 48 and there is a lot of room on this race track. We are looking forward to this weekend.”
2015 Season
  • 3rd in standings
  • 14 starts
  • 4 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 9 top-five finishes
  • 10 top-10 finishes
  • 387 laps led
  • 485 starts
  • 74 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 202 top-five finishes
  • 302 top-10 finishes
  • 17,538 laps led
Michigan Career 
  • 26 starts
  • 1 win
  • 0 pole positions
  • 5 top-five finishes
  • 11 top-10 finishes
  • 646 laps led

​ - Hendrick Motorsports

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