Published On: Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Daytona

Chasing 8: Johnson Readies To Surpass Petty, Earnhardt With Eighth Championship.

Dale Earnhardt. Richard Petty. Jimmie Johnson.

They’re tied atop the NASCAR record book with seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships.

Entering his 17th full-time season, Johnson can overtake the two NASCAR Hall of Famers with an eighth title.

Although he finished a disappointing (by his standards) 10th in last year’s standings, Johnson is still an elite performer. The 42-year-old Californian has won at least three races in each of the last six seasons and he’s never completed a campaign without multiple wins.

For his career, Johnson boasts 83 wins, 222 top fives and 341 top 10s. A checkered flag at Daytona would tie him with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison for fourth all-time with 84 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins.

Source & Photo Credit: NASCAR

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