Published On: Sun, May 6th, 2018

NASCAR: Dover Domination

Jimmie Johnson may be the most excited driver to arrive in the state of Delaware this week for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It is, after all, the venue where the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and defending race winner last hoisted a trophy. And he’s more than ready – and prepared – to do so again.

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Jimmie Johnson may be the most excited driver to arrive in the state of Delaware this week for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It is, after all, the venue where the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and defending race winner last hoisted a trophy. And he’s more than ready – and prepared – to do so again.

Johnson’s statistics at the track are tops in the series. He is an 11-time winner and his driver rating (118) far exceeds anyone else in the field. Next closest are Chase Elliott (107.6) and Kyle Busch (105.8). He is tops in six of the eight statistical loop data categories since 2005 including: driving rating, average running position (7.716), laps led (2,710 since 2005, 3,105 overall), laps run in the top-15 (8,935 laps or 85.8 percent), fastest laps run (1,369) and green flag speed (145.215 mph).

And how about this? Johnson’s 11 wins puts him one victory shy of equaling all the other wins in total produced previously from everyone else in Sunday’s field (12). Getting his 84th career victory this week in the No. 48 Lowe’s For Pros Chevrolet would tie him with NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison on the all-time list.

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