Johnson Wins The AAA 400


(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)

After the race last week at Louden, at which Johnson finished 25th, the other eleven Chase contenders were thinking that Jimmie Johnson and the whole Hendrick Motorsports #48 Lowe’s Chevy was vulnerable.  With the victory Sunday in the AAA 400 at Dover, WOMR is wondering what those eleven race teams are thinking now?

Johnson, who has won the past four championships, passed Kyle Busch for the lead with 63 laps to go and went on to earn an easy victory in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.  The victory was the sixth of the season and first in the Chase for Johnson and his # 48 Hendrick Motorsports team.

Johnson, the polesitter, moved from sixth to second in points with the victory. He is 35 behind the leader, Denny Hamlin, heading to next week’s race at Kansas Speedway.

“I may not look a lot excited right now,” Johnson said, “but there’s this huge weight off my shoulders that we were able to win a race in the Chase, rebound from last weekend, and we’re in the middle of this thing and I’m really, really excited.

“I’m excited about what we have ahead. Last weekend; anything can happen. I know Talladega is out there. We did a great job today. We’re in the right position but we’ve got to keep this Impala fast and be there after Talladega. That’s the goal. So we did the best thing possible. I’ve very, very excited about today. At some point hopefully my wife and my daughter will show up; I thought they might be here now and I can’t wait to celebrate this moment with them too.”

Just when some people thought that Jimmie Johnson and the #48 Lowe’s Chevy was not hitting on all eight cylinders, they have just had a rude awakening!


Here is the unofficial results of the AAA 400 at Dover.

Twelve drivers, eight races, one championship, who will be the last man standing?


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