Jimmie Johnson extends Dover domination in GWC win

CGXL5xuW8AEpBaLAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, it was Jimmie Johnson finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick (by 0.435 seconds) to win at Dover International Speedway.

This was Johnson’s fourth series win and ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 74th series career win and his 10th series win at “the Monster Mile.”

Following Johnson and Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag were Kyle Larson finishing third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Aric Almirola finished fifth.

Martin Truex Jr., who led the most laps – 131 out of 405, finished in sixth-place, while Jamie McMurray finished seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Dover with a 44-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 119.547 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 16 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.435 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps

Next Up: The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 7th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

FedEx 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 405 Running 23 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 405 Running 91 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson 405 Running 0 41 0
4 5 Kasey Kahne 405 Running 0 40 0
5 43 Aric Almirola 405 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 405 Running 131 40 2
7 1 Jamie McMurray 405 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 405 Running 0 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer 405 Running 1 36 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 405 Running 0 34 0
11 22 Joey Logano 405 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 404 Running 28 33 1
13 55 David Ragan 404 Running 0 31 0
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 403 Running 3 31 1
15 10 Danica Patrick 403 Running 0 29 0
16 14 Tony Stewart 403 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle 403 Running 0 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 402 Running 0 26 0
19 19 Carl Edwards 402 Running 3 26 1
20 7 Alex Bowman 402 Running 0 24 0
21 11 Denny Hamlin 402 Running 118 24 1
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 400 Running 0 22 0
23 40 Landon Cassill (i) 400 Running 0 0 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 20 0
25 38 David Gilliland 399 Running 0 19 0
26 35 Cole Whitt 399 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Casey Mears 399 Running 0 17 0
28 34 Brett Moffitt # 398 Running 0 16 0
29 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
30 26 Jeb Burton # 396 Running 0 14 0
31 41 Kurt Busch 396 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 395 Running 0 12 0
33 3 Austin Dillon 395 Running 0 11 0
34 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Mike Bliss (i) 391 Running 0 0 0
36 18 Kyle Busch 374 Accident 7 9 1
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 373 Running 0 7 0
38 33 Brian Scott (i) 372 Accident 0 0 0
39 20 Matt Kenseth 346 Suspension 0 5 0
40 98 Josh Wise 346 Electrical 0 4 0
41 46 Michael Annett 317 Running 0 3 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier 310 Running 0 2 0
43 6 Trevor Bayne 221 Running 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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