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