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Jimmie Johnson

Team: Rick Hendrick/Jeff Gordon-48
Age / DOB:  (41) / 9/7/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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With a speed of 190.346 mph, Jimmie Johnson failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will roll off the grid 14th.
Johnson has plenty of room to improve during the race, but unless he looks strong in practice he will be a questionable value. This team has not exactly burned up the track in 2017. May 25 - 7:58 PM

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Jimmie Johnson won the final stage of the All-star race and will advance to the final 10-lap segment and challenge for a the $1 million victory.

Johnson will be joined by Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott (who won the fan vote to get into the All-star race), and Joey Logano. Larson has been the class of the field in the first three segments and has to be a favorite.
May 20 - 9:22 PM

Jimmie Johnson will make his 16th appearance in the All-star race this weekend.

Even though Johnson has three previous victories in this event, this race has not been kind recently. One of his wins came as recently as 2012, but that is the only top-five he has scored since 2008.
May 20 - 3:13 PM

Jimmie Johnson finished eighth in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway after starting deep in the field in 30th.

Johnson was happy to get to the end without any damage. He retired from two of the last three plate races and sustained damage in last year’s edition of this race. The last time Johnson scored a top-10 on one of the plate tracks was a second in the 2015 Coke Zero 400.
May 7 - 7:48 PM

Jimmie Johnson won the Food City 500 on the heels of snapping a season-opening winless streak to start the season.

This was the 11th time in his career that Johnson posted back to back wins. It answers the question of whether he has put the slow start of the season behind with a resounding "yes." It is time for fantasy players to trust him once more.
Apr 24 - 4:27 PM

Fantasy owners should not assume Jimmie Johnson’s struggles are over despite one strong run at Texas Motor Speedway.

Johnson’s victory in that race is his only top-five of the season and one of just two top-10s. He was not dominant in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, and that is frankly what was expected of him. Players want to wait and see how he performs in the next couple of races before placing-and-holding him. Still, despite his issues he has the eighth-best, six-race average finish of 12.67.
Apr 16 - 12:07 PM

Jimmie Johnson used two fresh tires late in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 to get around Joey Logano and win at Texas Motor Speedway. This was his first win of the season.

Johnson has not come close to victory in the first six races. His best result early this season was a ninth at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson and crew hopes this ends the questions about what is wrong with the No. 48 team, but it will take a little more than a single success. Johnson now has seven wins at Texas.
Apr 9 - 5:19 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 194.812 mph.

Johnson spun in qualification and was unable to post a time in the second round. He will line up 24th, but will have to start in the back of pack along with a dozen drivers, including teammate Chase Elliott who had the second fastest speed in Happy Hour.
Apr 8 - 1:01 PM

On every track NASCAR visits, it is easy to find something positive to say about Jimmie Johnson. Forget that for now, however, because he is in the middle of a slump.

Johnson has only three top-10s is his last 11 starts dating back to last fall. Two of these were victories. One of those wins handed him the championship, but this season he struggled to post a single top-10. He finished ninth at Phoenix International Raceway.
Apr 8 - 3:25 AM

Jimmie Johnson spun his Chevrolet in round one of qualification for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He did not make an attempt in round two and will qualify 24th.

That probably will not matter. Johnson flat spotted his tires and will need to change them before the race. As a result, he will drop back to the back of the field. He’s going to be in good company, however, as many of the top names in NASCAR did not clear inspection in time to make a qualification lap.
Apr 7 - 6:54 PM

Chris Buescher finished 11th in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, which is his best finish of 2017.

Buescher has challenged for top-20s this year, but fell short in four previous unrestricted, intermediate speedway races. Often, something would go wrong at the end of the afternoon, but at Martinsville most of the significant problems happened to someone else. Buescher’s teammate AJ Allmendinger finished sixth, which made this the best combined effort for JTG-Daugherty Racing.
Apr 3 - 7:24 AM

Jimmie Johnson finished 21st in the Auto Club 400 and fell to 17th in the points standings.

This was the latest in a long line of disappointing finishes for the defending Cup champion. He has only one top-10 in five starts and an average of 18.8. So far, this team has not shown much power in the early or late stages of a race and his 18 segment points is 11th-best.
Mar 26 - 10:41 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the second quickest 10-lap average behind rookie Erik Jones in Saturday morning’s practice session with a lap of 182.874 mph.

Johnson is going to need that long run speed in order to move up through the field. He spun and damaged his car in practice one, was forced into a backup, and did not clear inspection in time to post a qualification lap. He starts 37th, but should be able to contend for at least a top-10.
Mar 25 - 1:16 PM

After rolling out a backup due to a practice one crash, Jimmie Johnson was unable to post a qualification lap and will start in the back of the pack.

Johnson won last year’s Auto Club 400 and should be fine in race trim. Like Joey Logano who joins him in the back, he will earn a lot of place-differential points.
Mar 24 - 7:37 PM

Jimmie Johnson spun late in the first practice session for the Auto Club 400. He appeared to damage the nose and splitter significantly and will go to a backup. Johnson spun off of turn four during his mock qualification run.

Since the accident happened before qualification, Johnson should be able to keep his starting position. Qualification will be held later on Friday. Johnson has six previous wins on this track, including last March’s Auto Club 400. "A lot of loose," Johnson told reporters from the garage. We "crossed the line there, for sure." He had the 17th-fastest lap at the time.
Mar 24 - 2:41 PM