Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover

Jimmie Johnson takes his seventh win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson has won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a dominant performance at Dover.

The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion scored his second win of the year, 57th of his career, and seventh at Dover, to tie Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most wins at the ‘Monster Mile’.

Johnson led 289 of the 400 laps, including the final 76, on his way to victory lane ahead of Kevin Harvick and Mattt Kenseth.

“It was a team effort and obviously I had an amazing Lowe’s Chevrolet today,” said Johnson.

“I think the way we protected this win was pit road. Last week was hard on us, but this week our guys stepped up every time I was on pit road.”

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose recovered from a tough first half of the race to claim 10th place and improved one place in the standings to 19th.

“We were fighting for our life out here for Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Ambrose.

“Top-10’s have been hard to come by this year and I really wanted to get two top 10’s for our company this weekend.

“As respectful as I can be to Biffle who is at the front of the championship battle, I didn’t want to let him pass because I wanted a top-10. It was a good fight and that is what racing is all about.”

Greg Biffle retained his series lead by one point over Kenseth finishing on the bumper of the Tasmanian.

Lap #9 had the season’s biggest pile-up which involved 13 cars including the defending champion Tony Stewart and former F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya.

 

RESULTS : FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 

FIN

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

LAPS

STATUS

1 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s Madagascar 400 Running
2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy Johns 400 Running
3 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 400 Running
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / Diet Mtn. Dew / National Guard 400 Running
5 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 400 Running
6 Aric Almirola Ford Jani-King / Smithfield 400 Running
7 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 400 Running
8 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 400 Running
9 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 400 Running
10 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 400 Running
11 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Heilind (EMD) 400 Running
12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 400 Running
13 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 400 Running
14 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 400 Running
15 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 400 Running
16 AJ Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 400 Running
17 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 400 Running
18 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight / Autism Speaks 400 Running
19 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate 400 Running
20 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products 400 Running
21 David Ragan Ford MHP / 8 Hour Alert 398 Running
22 Jeff Burton Chevrolet BB&T 364 In Pit
23 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 348 Running
24 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 338 Running
25 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 331 Running
26 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 318 Running
27 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” 306 Running
28 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 296 Running
29 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 202 Out of Race
30 Reed Sorenson Ford FAS Lane Racing 124 In Pit
31 David Reutimann Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 110 Out of Race
32 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 65 In Pit
33 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 63 In Pit
34 J.J. Yeley Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents 41 In Pit
35 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet Little Joes Autos.com 29 In Pit
36 Mike Bliss Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing 23 In Pit
37 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 21 In Pit
38 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 9 In Pit
39 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 9 In Pit
40 David Gilliland Ford Autism Speaks 9 In Pit
41 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 8 In Pit
42 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing 8 In Pit
43 Scott Speed Ford Team Kyle / Koma Unwind 8 In Pit

* Denotes Rookie

 

STANDINGS :  Race 13 of 36

RANK

+/-

DRIVER

POINTS

1 Greg Biffle 486
2 Matt Kenseth -1
3 +1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. -10
4 -1 Denny Hamlin -22
5 Jimmie Johnson -33
6 Martin Truex Jr. -45
7 Kevin Harvick -46
8 +1 Tony Stewart -79
9 -1 Kyle Busch -80
10 +2 Clint Bowyer -81
11 Brad Keselowski -86
12 -2 Carl Edwards -96
13 Ryan Newman -120
14 +1 Kasey Kahne -121
15 -1 Paul Menard -122
16 Joey Logano -136
17 +2 Aric Almirola -157
18 -1 Jeff Burton -164
19 +1 Marcos Ambrose -165
20 -2 Juan Montoya -174
21 +1 Jeff Gordon -175
22 -1 Jamie McMurray -175
23 +1 AJ Allmendinger -194
24 +2 Mark Martin -203
25 -2 Regan Smith -204
26 -1 Kurt Busch -211
27 Bobby Labonte -220
28 Casey Mears -252
29 +1 David Ragan -264
30 -1 David Gilliland -280
31 Landon Cassill -299
32 Travis Kvapil -302
33 David Reutimann -311
34 Dave Blaney -313
35 David Stremme -383
36 J.J. Yeley -396
37 +1 Michael McDowell -419
38 -1 Brian Vickers -420
39 Brendan Gaughan -436
40 Ken Schrader -439
41 Terry Labonte -444
42 Tony Raines -445
43 Josh Wise* -445
44 Michael Waltrip -460
45 Stephen Leicht* -463
46 +1 Scott Riggs -466
47 -1 Hermie Sadler -473
48 Scott Speed -474
49 Bill Elliott -479
50 Robby Gordon -480
51 Trevor Bayne -486
52 Sam Hornish Jr. -486
53 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -486
54 Mike Bliss -486
55 Robert Richardson Jr. -486
56 Elliott Sadler -486
57 +1 Joe Nemechek -486
58 -1 Reed Sorenson -486
59 Danica Patrick -486
60 T.J. Bell -486
61 Cole Whitt -486
62 Mike Skinner -486
63 Timmy Hill -486
64 Tim Andrews -486
65 Jeff Green -486
66 Stacy Compton -486
67 Mike Wallace -486
68 Kenny Wallace -486

 

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