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Team: Rick Hendrick/Jeff Gordon-48
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/7/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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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.
His sixth-place finish comes on the heels of a 22nd at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a 15th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway—both of which are flat tracks. Johnson did not have a dominant car, but he picked the right strategy at the end. Aug 2 - 8:27 PM

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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.

The bystander was reportedly uninjured, but the incident shook the driver. It did not impact his on-track results, however, since Johnson was fourth on the speed chart midway through the session.
Aug 1 - 12:03 PM

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.

Johnson’s four wins on this track makes him an obvious favorite for Sunday’s race and this speed confirms that prediction. Track position is not overly important on the 2.5-mile flat track, but cars that roll off the hauler fast often keep their speed for the entire weekend.
Jul 24 - 11:32 AM

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.

This will be Johnson’s third consecutive top-10 start on this track. Last year he posted the second-fastest time, but experimentation with tires caused him to crash early. The team worked the bugs out and he finished fifth after starting sixth in the fall.
Jul 18 - 9:43 AM

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.

Many drivers in the field would accept that as a minor success, but Johnson won four of the last six races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and needed to finish in the top five to be a good fantasy value.
Jul 12 - 10:39 AM

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.

The damage was not overly severe and may have been caused by a seep of water. Johnson should still be considered a favorite to finish near the top 10.
Jul 10 - 4:41 PM

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.

In five similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year Johnson won three times and finished in the 40s twice. He should not have any real difficulty in keeping his top-10 streak alive and should challenge for the win.
Jul 8 - 10:13 PM

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.

Johnson finished fifth in the Daytona 500 and was second to Earnhardt at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the Geico 500 to easily become the second-best driver on restrictor-plate, superspeedways this season.
Jul 6 - 3:09 AM

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.

With four wins to his credit, Johnson had nothing to lose by staying out. Players need to constantly be aware of the position in which their fantasy drivers find themselves and evaluate the risk of starting them. Johnson’s sixth-place finish earned just enough points to make him a good, but not great value.
Jun 28 - 8:06 PM

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.

Johnson’s only poor finish in that span of races came at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he crashed with a risky setup. He looks like the championship contender that won six championships.
Jun 7 - 4:34 PM

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.

Johnson did not make any 10-lap runs on Saturday and that could be an indication he was not particularly happy with his car. At his cap level, cautious fantasy players will want to leave him in the garage.
Jun 6 - 6:12 PM

Jimmie Johnson took the lead for the first time with about 15 laps remaining in regulation at Dover International Speedway and scored his 10th victory on this tough old track.

Three of his wins on this track came in the last four races, which is a feat of dominance that is hard to find in Modern Day NASCAR. Fantasy owners who played it safe were rewarded. Next week’s venue Pocono Raceway is another predictable track that often goes to marquee teams.
May 31 - 4:47 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the second-quickest time in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed of 154.703 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.

Johnson rolls off the grid 14th and will need to rely on a long green flag segment in the early stages of the race to establish track position. Once he gets to the head of the field, he will stay there and should contend for his 10th Dover victory.
May 30 - 3:40 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in Dover’s first practice session. His top speed was 163.867 mph.

The last time Johnson won a pole at Dover was in the 2010 AAA 400; he won that event. He also started first the following spring by NASCAR’s rule book and he finished ninth.
May 29 - 12:25 PM

Jimmie Johnson has appealed his P1 penalty for taking too many passes through the inspection line in the past two weekends. The penalty would have caused him to make one of the last two selections for a pit stall, which would insure that he had one of the worst pits in the field.

Dover International Speedway has one of the most treacherous pit roads and this would have been a distinct disadvantage. By appealing, the team can defer the penalty to next week at Pocono where pit selection is not as critical.
May 29 - 11:56 AM