Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jimmie Johnson is the best ever at Kansas

Jimmie Johnson is 6/1 to win at Kansas Saturday night.
KANSAS STATS: According to NASCAR’s loop data, Jimmie Johnson has the series-best driver rating at the 1.5-mile track with a score of 110.6. 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. Johnson’s average running position, also a series-best at Kansas, is 9.346 and he boasts an average finish of 7.7.

APPROACHING NEXT MILESTONE: Johnson is currently seventh on NASCAR’s all-time wins list, just one win away from tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth on the list. Yarborough, a three-time Cup Series champion, won 83 times in his storied career.

TIED FOR MOST WINS: Johnson has three wins at Kansas Speedway, tied for the most all-time wins at the track with former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.

27 VICTORY LANE VISITS: Johnson currently holds the record for all-time wins on 1.5-mile tracks. He has earned 27 victories, which include eight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, seven at Texas Motor Speedway, five at Atlanta Motor Speedway, four at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and three at Kansas Speedway.

THROUGH THE LENS: Photographer Andrew Moore attended Talladega Superspeedway last weekend and took over Johnson’s social media platforms. To see the photos, visit Johnson’s social media handles (@JimmieJohnson on Instagram and Twitter, on Facebook).

ASSAULT ON MOUNT MITCHELL: For the second straight year, Johnson will compete with 850 other cyclists in the Assault on Mount Mitchell, which will take place on Monday, May 15. The event features a 102-mile ride from Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the summit of Mount Mitchell. The climb is through the Pisgah National Forest and Mount Mitchell’s elevation is 6,684 above sea level. It’s the highest point east of the Mississippi River.

JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION FIT FEST: Registration continues for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, a local community event on May 29, which will feature running, obstacle racing, mountain biking, music, food and more. Set in a festival atmosphere, the Fit Fest will take place at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Included in the day-long event will be 5K, 8K and half marathon trail running races, a four-hour endurance mountain bike event and a Spartan Kids Race. To register, go to

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