Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kentucky is one of four tracks Jimmie Jimmie has no wins

Jimmie Johnson is 11/2 to win this Saturday at Kentucky.
No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

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

LOWE’S PROSERVICES ON THE HOOD: Jimmie Johnson will race the No. 48 Lowe’s ProServices Chevrolet SS in this weekend’s race at Kentucky. Lowe’s Commercial Services are designed to help customers save time and money and make their businesses run smoother. Stores across the country have a dedicated ProServices team ready to help by offering five percent off everyday purchases with a Lowe’s Business Credit Account, quick-turn, customizable quotes on volume purchases, providing an order ahead option and pulling materials for pick up, giving reduced delivery rates and offering bulk discounts on supplies used the most. The Lowe’s ProServices paint scheme has seen Victory Lane twice this season with wins at Texas and Dover.

TOP FINISHING: Since winning the seventh race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway, Johnson has just two finishes outside the top six. He had a tough race at Charlotte with a 40th-place finish and a 19th-place result in a rain-shortened event in Michigan. Other than finishing sixth at Sonoma, Johnson scored two wins (Kansas and Dover), three runner-up finishes (Bristol, Talladega and Daytona) and a pair of third-place finishes (Richmond and Pocono) in the current streak. Johnson leads all Chase-eligible drivers with four wins this season and is currently third in the point standings.

WINLESS IN KENTUCKY: Of the 74 career wins Johnson has accumulated over his 15 year career, none of them have come at Kentucky. The other "winless" tracks Johnson has his sights set on include Chicago, Watkins Glen and Homestead-Miami.

KENTUCKY STATS: In the last four races at Kentucky, according to NASCAR loop data, Johnson has the second-best driver rating –116.6. During that span, he has an average start of 8.5 and an average finish of 7.0, leading 203 total laps at the track.
UPCOMING JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION WELLNESS CHALLENGE EVENTS: Registration is open for the remaining two events of the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. The Cane Creek Sprint Triathlon will take place on Aug. 11 and the Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon will take place on Sept. 13. Log on to www.jjfwellnesschallenge.orgfor more details.

No. 48 team crew chief Chad Knaus on a quick turnaround to Kentucky
“Under normal circumstances this week would be difficult, but the rain delay in Daytona made it that much more challenging. We are going to Kentucky this week for a test day on Wednesday with a brand new rules package. All my Lowe’s guys were at the shop on Monday building the cars for this weekend after a 24-hour day at Daytona. It’s a tough work schedule – I’m proud of our guys for all their hard work.”

2015 Season
  • 3rd in standings
  • 17 starts
  • 4 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 10 top-five finishes
  • 12 top-10 finishes
  • 467 laps led
  • 488 starts
  • 74 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 203 top-five finishes
  • 304 top-10 finishes
  • 17,618 laps led
Kentucky Career 
  • 4 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 4 top-10 finishes
  • 203 laps led

- Hendrick Motorsports

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