When Jimmie Johnson crossed under the checkers at Bristol fourth, he backed up one top-10 with another for the first time since June.
Jimmie Johnson lost his momentum at Bristol in 2013 and seems to be carrying very little with him from the 2014 season. Four of his latest six races this year ended outside the top 25.
Jimmie Johnson finished outside the top 25 in four of the last five races before the Pure Michigan 400 and early in the event it appeared he might be on his way to another poor finish. His shifter broke midway through the race and dropped him a lap off the pace, but a combination of luck and skill allowed him to finish ninth.
The No. 48 crew spent most of the first practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 battling a tire vibration. As a result, they posted only the 39th fastest speed after running only five laps.
Jimmie Johnson’s problems continued for another week at the Glen. He was spun out of seventh with less than 10 laps remaining in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen and finished as the last driver on the lead lap in 28th.
Jimmie Johnson posted the second fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. His top speed was 127.841 mph.
Jimmie Johnson has finished in the top 10 in his last seven road course races, including a streak high of third in the 2012 Finger Lakes 355k at the Glen.
Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 had yet another tire issue at Pocono—which was at least his fifth of the season—and retired from the GoBowling.com 400 with crash damage in 39th. This is his third DNF (Did Not Finish) due to an accident in the past four weeks.
Jimmie Johnson has struggled through most of the weekend in chassis No. 48-879. This car was last raced at Dover in June where it graced Victory Lane.
Jimmie Johnson posted only the 30th fastest lap in the first practice session for the GoBowling.com 400. On one of his qualification runs, he nearly wrecked and was never happy with the car’s performance.
So far in 2014 Jimmie Johnson is batting 0.500 in regard to flat track top-10s. His best results have come at Martinsville with a second and a pair of sixths at Phoenix and Pocono.
Jimmie Johnson failed to keep a two-race, top-five streak at Indy alive on Sunday after finishing 14th in the Brickyard 400.
Rain delayed the start of final practice by an hour and a half and shortened it to only about 30 minutes, but Jimmie Johnson made the most of the abbreviated session to log the fastest single lap with a speed of 189.298 mph.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fourth-fastest lap in Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s first practice session for the Crown Royal 400. His top speed was 185.647 mph.