None of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers advanced into the final round of qualification. Jimmie Johnson had the 13th fastest time, Chase Elliott was 15th best, Jeff Gordon was 21st, while Kasey Kahne failed to make it into the top 24 and starts 26th.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. He recorded his speed of 184.185 mph in his first run on the track.
Jimmie Johnson posted a lap of 133.971 mph in the final round of qualification for the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to score his first career pole on this track. It was the 35th career pole for Johnson.
Jimmie Johnson won at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway earlier this year and secured his spot in the Chase. That is a good thing, because he has become crash prone in recent months.
Jimmie Johnson will be forced to roll out a backup car after contacting the wall in Friday morning’s session.
Jimmie Johnson pancaked the right side of his Chevrolet in the second practice session for the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson posted the quickest 10-lap average among four drivers who made long laps at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday. His top speed of 181.441 mph was set during laps 31 through 40. Teammate Chase Elliott was second-best.
As predicted in Rotoworld's pre-race coverage this week, Jimmie Johnson snapped a seven-race, top-10 streak at Sonoma Raceway when he crossed under the checkers 13th in the Toyota / Save Mart 350.
Jimmie Johnson posted a lap that was good enough for only 15th on the Toyota / Save Mart 350 field at Sonoma Raceway. This is the fourth consecutive year that he will start 13th or worse.
Jimmie Johnson lands eighth on the chart in terms of average finishes for 2016. In the first 15 races this year, he has a result of 12.6.
Jimmie Johnson posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan. His best consecutive laps occurred during his first 10 on the circuit and he averaged a speed of 195.394.
Jimmie Johnson failed to make the final round of 12 qualifiers at Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400. His top speed of 197.498 mph was good enough for only 16th.
"I kind of felt like he was playing with us," Jimmie Johnson said of Martin Truex Jr. in post-race coverage after finishing the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in third. Johnson did not sound terribly upset, however, because this stopped a three-race skid of finishes outside the top 15 on the track.
Jimmie Johnson posted the second-quickest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 186.076 set during his first 10 laps on the circuit.