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.
Jimmie Johnson and Justin Allgaier have received P1 penalties from NASCAR for taking too many passes through the inspection line during the All-star and Coke 600 weekends. No matter how well they qualify at Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400, they will have the last two pit stall selections.
Jimmie Johnson posted the second-quickest time in the morning session (of 17 drivers who went that distance) for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 187.437 mph during his first 10 laps on track. He was fifth quickest of 27 drivers in final practice.
Jimmie Johnson will seek his third all-star victory in four years when he rolls off the grid Saturday night. He won the 2012 and 2013 editions before finishing sixth last year.
Jimmie Johnson stayed out on old tires at Kansas Speedway in the SpongeBob 400 with six laps remaining and held off a charging Kevin Harvick to win his 73rd NASCAR Cup race.
Jimmie Johnson pushed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the Geico 500 lead, but he would have preferred to win. He was never quite able to get the right push from the competition and then chose to stay in line to help Hendrick Motorsports record a one-two result.
Jimmie Johnson struggled badly in practice and rolled off the grid 36th Sunday afternoon. He carved his way to the front easily and scored his fourth top-five of the year.
Jimmie Johnson simply could not find speed when he needed it and will roll off the grid 36th on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. This is the third time this season that he failed to advance to the round of 24.