Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson regained the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where he led his 14,000th series lap. Johnson, the season’s first two-time winner, drove his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to victory the last time he visited Texas Motor Speedway in November. Saturday night’s race will mark Johnson’s 500th NASCAR national series start.
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet)
· Two wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 9.3