Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover, Bowyer 31st

Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover, Bowyer 31st

Police say a man climbed the fence separating fans from the racetrack during Sunday's NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

"It means a lot to me". So, it opened my eyes to the world of sponsorship at that point in time, but I was such a fan and it's been an wonderful journey along the way.

The 83th victory of Johnson's Cup career carried extra meaning as it tied him with his childhood favorite, Cale Yarborough, for sixth on the career list.

"We had a good vehicle and just got caught by that caution when we pitted and lost our shot at the win", Truex said.

After the race, Johnson talked about joining the elite company at the top of NASCAR's record books. He is a two-time victor at Dover, and he has led 80-plus laps four times in the last ten starts here.

"It's been an interesting challenge but I think that because Liberty University has been a sponsor of mine for so long, they really work well with me", he said.

On the restart, Johnson was able to get ahead of Larson heading into turn 1. At a lot of the tracks we've gone to, it seems like this is the best XFINITY auto I've had this time around.

"The Spring race in 2016, which featured an 18-car wreck on a restart and spirited duel to the finish with Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and eventual victor Matt Kenseth, was voted as the top race of the year by a USA Today fan poll". Then, his race got turned upside down with 71 laps to go when Regan Smith cut down a tire, bringing out the caution during the middle of green-flag pit stops. Third-place Daniel Suarez crossed the stripe 14.078 seconds behind the race victor.

Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning the AAA 400 Drive for Autism in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into a tie for sixth on the career victories list.

Kyle Larson leads a pack during last year's race. At a lot of the tracks we've gone to, it seems like this is the best Xfinity vehicle I've had this time around. I just made sure I didn't jump before him. I spun my tires.

"I did everything I could to beat him, laid back, went forward", he added.

"Yeah, I guess, " he said, laughing.

"We had a good day". Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott completed the top five.

"We had a dominant auto all day".

"We figured things out in Topeka (in the last event) and I felt like we had our team back so we knew our first win would be right around the corner for us", Force said. I saw the lapper in front of me blow a right-front and wasn't too anxious.

"This is the best auto I've had here. I just didn't do a great job". Larson, a Cup regular, continued to shine for team owner Chip Ganassi.

There are 23 races left on the Monster Energy Cup schedule.

But despite the solid finish, he lost a position in the championship standings to race victor and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. "We still need a little bit, and were fighting for that, and I'm trying to find it for myself, personally". And he's just better at executing. "I don't really know why that was or whatever". He did a good job. As of now, there's no truth to the rumor he also was having a new horseshoe implanted because all the good fortune from the previous one lodged somewhere on his body has been used up. So, I've just got to get better at that.

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