Jimmie Johnson Reaches A Milestone With A Win At Dover
It doesn't matter how many laps you lead, just as long as it's the last one. Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson on an overtime restart to win at Dover's Monster Mile on Sunday for his third Cup victory of the season, his 11th at Dover and the 83rd of his career. It ties him with Cale Yarborough for sixth place on NASCAR's all-time win list.
Johnson was forced to start the race at the back of the pack after his crew made an unapproved gear change. His starting spot didn't matter. He led twice for only seven of 406 laps, but he made them count.
Larson led a race-high 241 laps and finished second for the fifth time in 13 races this season. Series points leader Martin Truex, Jr. led 102 laps and won the first two stages of the race, but had to battle back to finish third. Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott completed the Top 5.
Former Dover winners Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch were involved in crashes that ended the day early for both of them.
Next week it's off to Pocono for the first of two stops there this season.