Dover International Speedway has been a playground for Jimmie Johnson over his illustrious career. From his very first start in 2002, he’s been the one to beat on the 1-mile concrete oval.
Johnson has won a record 11-times at Dover with his last victory coming in the 2017 spring race, which marked his 83rd career win. Along with the victory total, Johnson is the all-time Dover leader in laps led with 3,110.
“It’s been a great for me over the years,” Johnson said. “When I think back to my first time driving at the track was in the ASA Series. I loved the track when I came here and still today it’s one of the tracks that really challenges the drivers in a lot of ways.
“From the entry and the approach into the corner… you fall two or three stories off into the corner and then have to climb back up the hill on corner exit. It makes for a fun lap. I guess kind of reminds me of my off-road racing days a little bit so I really enjoy this racetrack.”
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Johnson, who is in his final season as a full-time Cup Series driver, will get two chances to add to his win total this weekend with the running of the Drydene 311 on both Saturday and Sunday. Motor Racing Network will have live coverage each day from Dover starting at 3 p.m. ET.
Johnson’s Dover Wins
|2002||MBNA Platinum 400||188|
|2002||MBNA All-American Heroes 400||170|
|2005||MBNA NASCAR RacePoints 400||134|
|2009||Autism Speaks 400||298|
|2012||FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks||289|
|2014||FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks||272|
|2015||FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks||23|
|2017||AAA 400 Drive For Autism||7|