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Monday 2nd June, 2014 - 9:46am

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Johnson took his ninth win at the 'Monster Mile'

Johnson took his ninth win at the ‘Monster Mile’

Jimmie Johnson has jumped into favouritism to win his seventh Sprint Cup title with victory at the FedEx 400 at Dover.

After going winless across the opening 12 races, Johnson took victory in last weekend’s Coke 600 and scored his ninth win at the Monster Mile today.

Johnson dominated the FedEx 400 from his front-row starting position and whether it was short runs or long spells, which included green-flag pit stops, he was the class of the field.

The field had a shot at Johnson on a restart with 34 laps to go, but Johnson smoked the competition again and simply drove away.

Even a late caution that meant a four-lap sprint to the flag meant nothing as once again the six-time champion eased away from the restart through to the chequered flag.

“Yes, boys!” Johnson said on the team radio. “What a car!”

“It is incredible. I have so much to be thankful for: awesome race team, awesome car, awesome family. And look, we got Evie and Lydia into victory lane,” the driver of the No. 48 said as he celebrated with family.

“(Crew chief Chad Knaus) told me I’d love the car, and sure enough, he unloaded and he was right.”

Pole man Brad Keselowski was second with Matt Kenseth third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin.

The major casualty in the race was Kyle Busch, who led a total of 81 laps but was classified 42nd after contact with Clint Bowyer saw him end up in the fence.

It had been a good weekend for Busch who had won both the truck and Nationwide races over the weekend.

Another incident ended the hopes of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle, while the bizarre moment of the race occured when Jamie McMurray suffered front-end damage when a section of the track came apart and a block of concrete smashed the front of his car.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose climbed from 27th at the start to finish on the bumper of Jeff Gordon in 16th.

VIDEO: Johnson wins at Dover

 

RESULTS: FedEx 400 – Dover International Speedway 

POS  Car #  Driver  Make  Start Pos.  Laps  Laps Led  Final Status Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 4 400 272 Running 48 5
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 1 400 1 Running 43 1
3 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 21 400 17 Running 42 1
4 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 10 400 5 Running 41 1
5 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 7 400 0 Running 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 16 400 0 Running 38 0
7 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 20 400 0 Running 37 0
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 3 400 0 Running 36 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 13 400 0 Running 35 0
10 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 15 400 0 Running 34 0
11 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 5 400 0 Running 33 0
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford 25 400 0 Running 32 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19 400 0 Running 31 0
14 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29 400 0 Running 30 0
15 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 6 400 0 Running 29 0
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 27 400 0 Running 28 0
17 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 8 399 24 Running 28 1
18 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 24 399 0 Running 26 0
19 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 17 399 0 Running 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 23 398 0 Running 24 0
21 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 11 397 0 Running 23 0
22 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 18 396 0 Running 22 0
23 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28 396 0 Running 21 0
24 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 38 396 0 Running 20 0
25 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 22 395 0 Running 19 0
26 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30 395 0 Running 18 0
27 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 31 394 0 Running 17 0
28 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 33 390 0 Running 16 0
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 32 388 0 Running 15 0
30 32 Blake Koch Ford 43 388 0 Running 0 0
31 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 14 387 0 Running 13 0
32 83 Ryan Truex Toyota 41 387 0 Running 12 0
33 77 Dave Blaney Ford 42 383 0 Running 11 0
34 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 36 382 0 Running 0 0
35 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 39 378 0 Running 9 0
36 34 David Ragan Ford 34 350 0 Running 8 0
37 33 David Stremme Chevrolet 40 297 0 Overheating 7 0
38 16 Greg Biffle Ford 12 292 0 Running 6 0
39 44 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 37 232 0 Engine 0 0
40 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 35 208 0 Accident 4 0
41 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 26 131 0 Accident 3 0
42 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 2 125 81 Accident 3 1
43 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 9 73 0 Engine 1 0

 

STANDINGS 

POSITION DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Matt Kenseth 463 Leader 13 0 5 10 0
2 Jeff Gordon 461 -2 13 1 5 9 0
3 Carl Edwards 438 -25 13 1 3 7 1
4 Jimmie Johnson 436 -27 13 2 5 8 0
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr 429 -34 13 1 6 8 1
6 Joey Logano 414 -49 13 2 6 7 2
7 Kyle Busch 411 -52 13 1 3 6 1
8 Brad Keselowski 404 -59 13 1 5 6 0
9 Denny Hamlin 379 -84 12 1 3 4 0
10 Kyle Larson 377 -86 13 0 2 5 1
11 Ryan Newman 374 -89 13 0 0 4 0
12 Kevin Harvick 373 -90 13 2 4 6 2
13 Brian Vickers 366 -97 13 0 2 5 1
14 Paul Menard 362 -101 13 0 1 7 0
15 Austin Dillon 358 -105 13 0 0 1 0
16 Greg Biffle 357 -106 13 0 2 4 0
17 Clint Bowyer 350 -113 13 0 2 4 2
18 Kasey Kahne 349 -114 13 0 1 4 1
19 Aric Almirola 344 -119 13 0 1 3 2
20 AJ Allmendinger 337 -126 13 0 1 3 0
21 Tony Stewart 336 -127 13 0 2 5 1
22 Marcos Ambrose 331 -132 13 0 2 2 0
23 Jamie McMurray 317 -146 13 0 1 3 2
24 Casey Mears 301 -162 13 0 0 1 0
25 Martin Truex Jr 289 -174 13 0 0 2 1
26 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 261 -202 13 0 1 3 1
27 Kurt Busch 241 -222 13 1 2 2 5
28 Danica Patrick 239 -224 13 0 0 1 2
29 Justin Allgaier 223 -240 13 0 0 0 2
30 Michael Annett 188 -275 13 0 0 0 2
31 Cole Whitt 181 -282 13 0 0 0 1
32 David Gilliland 175 -288 13 0 0 0 3
33 Reed Sorenson 165 -298 13 0 0 0 4
34 David Ragan 158 -305 13 0 0 0 1
35 Alex Bowman 156 -307 13 0 0 0 3
36 Josh Wise 149 -314 12 0 0 0 1
37 Ryan Truex 96 -367 11 0 0 0 4
38 Travis Kvapil 82 -381 9 0 0 0 0
39 Michael McDowell 63 -400 7 0 0 0 3
40 Parker Kligerman 54 -409 8 0 0 0 4
41 Terry Labonte 44 -419 2 0 0 0 0
42 David Reutimann 37 -426 3 0 0 0 0
43 Bobby Labonte 29 -434 1 0 0 0 0
44 David Stremme 29 -434 4 0 0 0 2
45 Jeff Burton 27 -436 1 0 0 0 0
46 Michael Waltrip 23 -440 2 0 0 0 1
47 Brett Moffitt 22 -441 1 0 0 0 0
48 Dave Blaney 15 -448 3 0 0 0 2
49 Timmy Hill 11 -452 3 0 0 0 2
50 Landon Cassill 0 -463 11 0 0 0 1
51 Sam Hornish Jr 0 -463 1 0 0 0 0
52 Trevor Bayne 0 -463 5 0 0 0 2
53 Brian Scott 0 -463 5 0 0 0 1
54 Ryan Blaney 0 -463 1 0 0 0 0
55 Blake Koch 0 -463 3 0 0 0 0
56 Joe Nemechek 0 -463 8 0 0 0 2
57 J.J. Yeley 0 -463 3 0 0 0 3
58 Morgan Shepherd 0 -463 1 0 0 0 1
59 Eric McClure 0 -463 0 0 0 0 0

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