Johnson makes history with 10th victory at Dover

Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie.
The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the 60-pound trophy and smiled for a familiar photo. and”Youand’ve only got 10 of andlsquoem,and” a fan yelled at the victory lane celebration. Johnson said: and”Weand’ll keep them coming!and” Johnson had already mastered the Monster Mile like no other driver. His latest win earned him a slice of NASCAR history that etched his name in the same class as five Hall of Fame drivers. With his No. 48 Chevrolet on cold tires, Johnson got hot down the stretch on Sunday to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track. and”It was cool to have a track that I enjoyed so much turn into a track I could win at,and” Johnson said. and”Weand’ve been able to keep that feeling going for a lot of years.and” Unlike his other nine Dover wins when he led at least 175 laps in each race, Johnson led only 23 laps for this perfect 10. Johnson has 10 wins in 27 career starts on the concrete mile track. He needed five extra laps beyond the scheduled 400 because a late accident brought out the caution. He has four wins this season, 74 in his career and has won at least four times in a season 11 times.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman