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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 tagged the wall in the first segment of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, but overcame that setback to finish sixth.
It wasn’t looking good for a driver that we predicted would finish eighth in this week’s Cheat Sheets. This is now his second consecutive top-10 finish; the last time he accomplished that feat was early in the 2017 playoffs. Notably, Talladega SuperSpeedway derailed him then and it could do so again this year. Apr 21 - 11:01 PM

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Jimmie Johnson slapped the wall on lap 24 of segment one of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Johnson fell to 18th and has not shown enough speed to make him attractive for a garage substitution in the NASCAR Fantasy Live game.
Apr 21 - 6:59 PM

Jimmie Johnson finished third in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, which is his first top-five of the season.

Johnson won last year’s edition of the Food City 500 after it was delayed until Monday, so he has a great track record in this scenario. It is too soon to know if this will help turn his season around and fantasy owners are still well within their rights to be cautious.
Apr 16 - 4:14 PM

Jimmie Johnson’s will have to drop to the back of the pack to start the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after making a tire change.

Johnson’s team found the deflating tire after qualification. He will have to give up his 17th-place starting spot. Remember that most games award place-differential points based on their official start, so Johnson will not be a very good fantasy value this week.
Apr 14 - 9:35 AM

Jimmie Johnson was forced to pit twice in segment one of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He had a loose wheel.

This kind of unforced error is exactly what is making Johnson such a difficult fantasy pick.
Apr 8 - 3:04 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 198.143 mph.

The final practice session was abbreviated to only about 20 minutes because of moisture in the area, so there was not only very little to learn with cold temperatures, but very little time to learn it. Johnson’s top speed will make the team feel better about their odds, but it will not encourage fantasy owners to start the No. 48.
Apr 7 - 2:40 PM

Jimmie Johnson posted the ninth-fastest time in qualification for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 195.603 m.p.h.

Johnson also started ninth in last fall’s AAA Texas 500, but was not able to keep up with the pace. He fell three laps down to the leaders and finished 27th, so there is still some reason to be nervous.
Apr 6 - 7:11 PM

Jimmie Johnson finished 15th last week in Martinsville Speedway, which was his fourth consecutive top-15.

Johnson’s best finish is ninth at Auto Club Speedway. For another driver, this would be an acceptable record, but Johnson is one of the most expensive drivers in salary cap games and among the top-tier in Pick ‘Ems based on his career records. It is unlikely that he will continue to struggle to earn top-fives, so astute players should be patient and wait for the No. 48 to learn how to set up the new Chevrolet Camaro.
Mar 29 - 2:08 PM

Jimmie Johnson finished 15th in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, which was his third straight finish outside the top 10 on this track.

Johnson certainly knows how to dial in this track. His latest of nine Martinsville wins came as recently as October 2016, but that is about the time that everything started to go south for the seven-time champion.
Mar 26 - 6:28 PM

Jimmie Johnson entered the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway with his longest career streak of finishes outside the top 10, but he snapped that with a ninth-place finish.

If he was going to snap his sub-10th-place it anywhere, Auto Club was the place for that to happen because this is his best track in terms of average finishes. Now that he has earned one strong run, he should be considered a favorite to get another top-10 at Martinsville Speedway next week.
Mar 18 - 7:28 PM

In terms of career average finishes, Auto Club Speedway ranks as Jimmie Johnson’s best track with a 7.1 in 23 starts. His latest of six victories on this track was earned in 2016.

Johnson is in the midst of his biggest slump in his career with 10 straight races outside the top 10 and 27 since his last victory—both of which are records he would like to forget. It was just announced that he will lose Lowes as his sponsor next year, and all of that is going to provide a lot of motivation to run well. If he does not score a top-10 in the Auto Club 400 this week, fantasy owners will truly know there are major problems in the No. 48 team.
Mar 16 - 1:52 PM

Lowes Home Improvement will not be on Jimmie Johnson’s car next year, according to reports from NBC Sports.

Lowes has been on the car since 2001 and has provided Johnson with a level of security that few in the sport experience. The sponsor search will be carried on by executives, but this is a distraction that Johnson doesn’t need while he is in the midst of the longest winless streak of his career.
Mar 15 - 6:23 PM

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season.

Lowe’s Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team’s only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. Johnson, 42, last June signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. The 2017 NASCAR Cup season marked his 16th year in a row with at least two race wins and his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.-HMS
Mar 14 - 4:22 PM

With a lap of 135.624 mph, Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in qualification for the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

For a driver who has struggle so badly in the first three races of this season and the last six of 2017, this is a symbolic victory.
Mar 9 - 5:40 PM

Jimmie Johnson will drop to the back of the pack for Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway failing pre-race inspection multiple times.

In addition, his car chief Jesse Saunders has been ejected. Johnson will give up his 14th-place gridding and without any momentum for this team, he is a long shot to finish in the top 10.
Mar 4 - 3:27 PM