Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jimmie Johnson Riding Career-Long Winless Streak

Jimmie Johnson Riding Career-Long Winless Streak

With a twelfth-place finish at Las Vegas last weekend, the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is now riding a career-long streak of 26 races without a trophy hoist.

Jimmie Johnson Riding Career-Long Winless Streak

His last win came at Dover International Raceway on June 4 – the third of his three wins in 2017. He answered that win (his 83rd) with a third-place finish in the fall at Dover, but that was his only other top-five of the season following the summer victory.

Johnson’s Las Vegas showing is his best of the year, following finishes of 38th and 27th at Daytona and Atlanta, respectively.

The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has not led a lap in 2018 and has posted his worst average start (23.7) and average finish (25.7) in his 17-year career during this three-race span.

HOWEVER, Johnson won Cup championships in the two seasons he previously set statistical slow-start record marks in the first three races – 2007 (average start of 22.3) and 2009 (average finish of 21.3).

And Johnson’s four wins at this week’s ISM Raceway venue are second only to Harvick’s eight-trophy total.

Jimmie Johnson with family

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