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Jimmie Johnson

Team: Rick Hendrick/Jeff Gordon-48
Age / DOB:  (42) / 9/7/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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Jimmie Johnson will have to roll out a backup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second round of the playoffs.
Johnson sits eighth in the standings, but is only 20 points above the cutoff. He finished eighth last week at Chicagoland Speedway and also at Richmond International Raceway—another short, flat track—but he cannot afford to get too far behind the eight ball. Sep 22 - 12:52 PM

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Jimmie Johnson started 14th and finished eighth in the Taste of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Johnson’s qualification effort made it seem like he would have another mediocre day—and while an eighth is less than expected of the seven-time Champion, it could be an indication that this team is starting to turn things around during the playoffs.
Sep 18 - 9:52 AM

Jimmie Johnson finished eighth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which was his first top-10 in the past seven races.

Johnson came close in the past two events with an 11th at Bristol Motor Speedway and a 12th at Darlington Raceway, but those are not the kind of results fantasy players expect from the multi-Champion. For that matter, neither is an eighth-place finish.
Sep 10 - 2:09 AM

All four Hendrick Motorsports drivers failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Southern 500.

Jimmie Johnson will start 18th, Chase Elliott 20th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 22nd, and Kasey Kahne 23rd. This is a track on which drivers can advance during a race, however, and that will contribute to positive place-differential points.
Sep 2 - 2:30 PM

Jimmie Johnson pounded the wall hard in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and will have to roll out a backup car.

Johnson got loose on corner entry and stuck his nose in the wall. He will have to give up his 22nd-place spot on the grid. Johnson also used a backup this spring at Michigan and finished 10th. Three of his last four wins came after he was forced to start in the back.
Aug 12 - 11:54 AM

Jimmie Johnson posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 180.951 from laps three through 12.

In that same session, he was fourth-fastest. If he can qualify well, he could be one of this week’s top choices especially in light of recent struggles that have him flying under the radar.
Jul 22 - 12:23 PM

Jimmie Johnson finished 10th in the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Johnson earned minimal points because of his loss of place-differential. He jumped the start of the race and was penalized by NASCAR with a drive-through penalty. He never recovered.
Jul 16 - 8:21 PM

Chad Knaus had his laptop stolen from his rental car prior to the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway and reportedly has lost his race notes.

One suspects that he has a backup someplace. When strange things start happening to teams, momentum often shifts, however.
Jun 23 - 4:36 PM

Jimmie Johnson had to come from the back of the pack at Michigan International Speedway after rolling out a backup car. He climbed to 10th in the FireKeepers Casino 400.

Unfortunately, he only received three place-differential points from his official starting position of 13th and that made him minimally attractive at his salary cap level.
Jun 18 - 8:23 PM

After spinning in Saturday morning’s practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson will have to roll out a backup car and drop to the back of the pack.

Johnson’s official starting position will be listed as 13th and that will determine his place-differential points. He regularly comes from the back, but this certainly impacts his handicap negatively.
Jun 17 - 12:06 PM

With time officially off the clock, Jimmie Johnson was bumped from the top 12 and does not advance to the pole round for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He will line up 13th with a speed of 200.306 mph.

The team did not want to put another lap on their tires if they didn’t have to. This is the seventh consecutive time this season that they failed to advance to the final round of time trials.
Jun 16 - 4:59 PM

Jimmie Johnson beat Kyle Larson on a late-race restart in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism and scored his 11th Dover International Speedway victory and the 83rd of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. That ties Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time winners list.

Both records are incredible so it is difficult to say which is more impressive. Johnson had to come from the back of the pack at the start of the race and pass a ton of cars. Darrell Waltrip with 84 wins and Bobby Allison with 85 are lined up ahead of him and it he could very well pick them both off before the end of the year.
Jun 4 - 5:18 PM

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

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