Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jimmie Johnson the best ever at Dover with 10 wins

Johnson is 9/2 favorite to win at Dover; his Bristol win correlates well.
Jimmie Johnson on why he enjoys racing at Dover
"Dover is my favorite track on the circuit. I get asked all the time why, and it really just suits my driving style and off-road racing background. It’s been a while since we’ve put the Lowe’s Chevy in Victory Lane there so it would be nice to make it win number 11 this weekend."

Jimmie Johnson will be available to members of the media on Friday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m. local time in the media center at Dover International Speedway.

ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team had a strong showing last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They finished fourth and second in the first two 100-lap stages, respectively, and just outside the top-10 in the third stage. In the final stage, Johnson took the lead with 33 laps to go as he and crew chief Chad Knaus decided to utilize fuel strategy. Johnson saved as much fuel as he could, however the team ran out of gas with two laps to go on Lap 398. Johnson pitted for a few seconds of fuel and recovered to finish 17th.

LOOKING BACK: Johnson won at Dover for the first time on June 2, 2002, in just his 16th start as a NASCAR 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."

SO MANY TROPHIES: Johnson’s most recent win at the one-mile concrete oval was in May 2015. He has a total of 10 NASCAR Cup Series wins at Dover, which ranks first all-time ahead of NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty, who recorded seven wins apiece.

DRIVER RATING: According to NASCAR’s loop data, Johnson has the series-best driver rating at Dover with a score of 118.3. The driver rating is a formula that combines wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn in each race is 150 points. He has spent 85.5 percent of all laps run inside the top 15 and has an average finish of 8.2.

OUT FRONT: Johnson has led 3,093 laps around Dover International Speedway throughout 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 led 90 laps during the most recent race at Dover in October 2016 en route to a seventh-place finish. Out of 30 starts, Johnson has an impressive 21 top-10 finishes.

2017 Season

  • 8th in standings
  • 12 starts
  • 2 race wins
  • 0 stage wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 2 top-five finishes
  • 4 top-10 finishes
  • 165 laps led


  • 555 starts
  • 82 wins
  • 35 pole positions
  • 220 top-five finishes
  • 334 top-10 finishes
  • 18,611 laps led

Track Career 

  • 30 starts
  • 10 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 15 top-five finishes
  • 21 top-10 finishes
  • 3,093 laps led

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