Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jimmie Johnson goes for 11th Dover win

Jimmie Johnson is 5/1 this week to win at Dover.
Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 40 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jimmie Johnson will be available to members of the media on Friday, May 13, at 1:15 p.m. local time in the media center at Dover International Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson on racing at Dover
“There is just something about Dover that fits my driving style. There is some weird pressure that comes with that – we aren’t too happy when we aren’t running up to our expectations. It’s a tough race for sure and so many things can go wrong but it also suits (No. 48 team crew chief) Chad Knaus' style. When I think back to having 10 wins at Dover I just think about the three or four that got away from me over the years. It’s an unbelievable track, I wish we raced at Dover more than twice a year.”

DEFENDING WINNER: One year ago at this race, Johnson started 14th and made his way into the top five early on. The race had an exciting green-white-checkered finish and Johnson led 23 laps en route to his 10th win at the one-mile speedway.
MEMORIES: Johnson won at Dover his first time at the track on June 2, 2002, in just his 16th start as a Sprint Cup 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."

ALMOST 3K LAPS LED: Johnson has led 2,999 laps around Dover International Speedway in his career -- the most all-time of any driver at the track.

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: According to NASCAR’s loop data, Johnson has the series-best driver rating at Dover with a score of 120.0. He has spent 85.2 percent of all laps run in the top 15 and has an average finish of 7.5.

ASSAULTS ON MT. MITCHELL: After Johnson races 400 miles around the "Monster Mile," he will participate in the Assaults on Mt. Mitchell cycling events in South Carolina. Johnson and approximately 1,000 other cyclists will ride from Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the top of Mt. Mitchell (102.7 miles). Mt. Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains, boasting an elevation of 6,684 feet, making it the 16th highest point in the United States.

POST- ALL-STAR JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION 5K: The Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5K is on May 22 in Huntersville, North Carolina. To register, visit www.jjfwellnesschallenge.org.


2016 Season

  • 4th in standings
  • 11 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 5 top-five finishes
  • 6 top-10 finishes
  • 215 laps led


  • 518 starts
  • 77 wins
  • 34 pole positions
  • 212 top-five finishes
  • 320 top-10 finishes
  • 17,924 laps led

Track Career 

  • 28 starts
  • 10 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 15 top-five finishes
  • 20 top-10 finishes
  • 2,999 laps led

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