Johnson’s Monster Record at Dover

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.”

See Also: 48 Stories with Jimmie Johnson

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 first Dover win in the 2002 MBNA Platinum 400 is this week’s MRN Classic Race (Click to Listen). The race is also available to watch on NASCAR’s YouTube channel.

Johnson’s Dover Wins

Year Race Laps Led
2002 MBNA Platinum 400 188
2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 400 170
2005 MBNA NASCAR RacePoints 400 134
2009 Autism Speaks 400 298
2009 AAA 400 271
2010 AAA 400 191
2012 FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks 289
2013 AAA 400 243
2014 FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks 272
2015 FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks 23
2017 AAA 400 Drive For Autism 7