Jimmie Johnson slapped the wall in the first practice session and damaged the right front of his Chevrolet. The team is working on the car and does not expect to go to a backup.
Jimmie Johnson finished 10th in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, which was his ninth top-10 finish on a rod course in his last 10 attempts.
Jimmie Johnson entered last year’s Cheez-it 355k at the Glen with a three-race, top-10 streak. That ended when he sustained crash damage and finished toward the back of the pack in 28th.
Jimmie Johnson added a sixth-place finish in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway to his third in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 this June. It was the first time since 2011 that he has swept the top-10 at this track.
Jimmie Johnson had a scary moment in the garage in Saturday’s final practice session for the Windows 10 400. He struck an unnamed hard-card carrying visitor with his Chevrolet. Hard cards are issued to crew and permanent members of the media.
Jimmie Johnson posted the second fastest lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard with a speed of 181.796 mph.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest time of the Hendrick Motorsports brigade at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 5-Hour Energy 301. He clocked a lap of 134.501 mph and will line up seventh for Sunday’s race.
Jimmie Johnson was considered one of the favorites to challenge for the victory at Kentucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts. A long pit stop on lap 82 to fix a handling issue mired him in traffic and he never challenged for the lead afterward. He finished ninth.
NASCAR dried Kentucky Speedway and got the cars back on track for a final 90 minutes of practice. Fifteen minutes into that session, Jimmie Johnson slipped into the wall and damaged the right rear of his car.
Jimmie Johnson has swept the top 10 at Kentucky Speedway in his four starts at that track, but he the statistics suggest he might have difficulty keeping the streak alive. In each of the last four races he finished worse than the time before and scored a 10th last year.
Jimmie Johnson was the only driver who could occasionally challenge Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Coke Zero 400. Johnson led the second-most laps of 35 to Earnhardt’s 97, but he could not quite get enough help to make a last-lap pass on his teammate.
Jimmie Johnson stayed out on old tires with eight laps remaining and could not hold off five drivers in the closing circuits of the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. He finished sixth after leading 45 of the 110 laps.
For the seventh time in the past eight races, Jimmie Johnson finished among the top three. He scored a third at Pocono Raceway in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400.
Jimmie Johnson struggled some in Saturday’s practice sessions for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway if the numbers are to be believed. He posted the 19th fastest lap in final practice and was 12th in the morning.