Jimmie Johnson Is Dover Jedi Master
September 28, 2012 1 Comment
Johnson’s Mauled ‘The Monster Mile’ Like No Recent Driver
Jimmie Johnson’s pair of runner-up finishes has given him a slim lead – a point over Brad Keselowski; seven points over Denny Hamlin – and this should be the week Johnson can truly state a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship is his to lose. Dover International Speedway is known as the “Monster Mile” but Johnson has mauled the concrete-surfaced track into virtual submission.
Over the past eight races, Johnson has won four times (two in the Chase); posted top fives six times and led 54% (1,719/3,200) of the laps run. His Driver Rating of 120.6 easily is tops at the Delaware track. Johnson’s June victory was his seventh, matching NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the most Dover wins.