Jimmie Johnson ignored a tire vibration last week at Bristol Motor Speedway and lost a lap to the leaders. He finished 23rd in that short track race, but he got back on target with a third this week in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single speed in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond with a top speed of 120.849 mph.
A vibration from a loose wheel cost Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps of the Food City 500 at Bristol. After logging 160 laps inside the top 10, he fell off the lead lap and finished 23rd.
Jimmie Johnson had to fight hard to finish fourth in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He briefly lost a lap when a caution waved during a green flag pit stop, he avoided a late-race wreck with Austin Dillon, and charged into the top five.
Jimmie Johnson is widely considered one of the favorites at Martinsville Speedway, but his struggles on this track continued into a fourth consecutive race. By the personal standard of a driver with eight victories, finishing ninth in the STP 500 was a disappointment for race fans.
Jimmie Johnson posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the STP 500 with a speed of 94.866 mph from his third to 12th circuits.
Jimmie Johnson advanced from round one of STP 500 qualification in Martinsville Speedway, but by the narrowest of margins. He posted the 24th-fastest time of 96.117, which was 0.007 seconds faster than Carl Edwards.
With Superman livery on his Lowe’s No. 48, Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Auto Club 400.
The steering wheel came off of Jimmie Johnson’s Chevrolet before his crash, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. Without a steering wheel, the car would not turn and Johnson slammed into the turn 2 wall.
Jimmie Johnson crashed hard in the final round of qualification. The bottom left of his car bottomed out and sent him straight into the turn three wall.
Jimmie Johnson finished third in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by narrowly edging Kyle Busch at the finish line.
Jimmie Johnson (#48 Chevrolet SS) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the second practice for the Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jimmy Johnson had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the Thursday afternoon NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson leads the first Thursday NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.