by Ryan Isley At this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, look for the trophy to be delivered to Hendrick Motorsports, with either Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon being the one accepting. Jimmie Johnson has been dominant at Dover with nine wins, 14 top-5s and 19 top-10s in 26 career races at the track. The nine wins are the most by any driver in Dover’s Sprint Cup Series history. Johnson went to victory lane in this race last season, which was his second straight win at Dover. He followed that up with a 3rd-place finish in the fall … Continue reading Look For Hendrick Motorsports to Deliver in FedEx 400
Been there, done that. Those four words pretty much sum up Jimmie Johnson when it comes not only to the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but also to racing at Dover International Speedway. It has been 13 races since Jimmie Johnson has been to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but this just might be the weekend where the confetti comes out once again for the six-time series champion. A career-best nine of Johnson’s 69 career wins have come at Dover, where this week’s AAA 400 will be run. That includes his win earlier this season in the … Continue reading Dover Dominance Could Be Key For Jimmie Johnson In The Chase
by Ryan Isley
One of the best-run races by a NASCAR driver last weekend at Dover International Speedway turned out to give way to great disappointment when all was said and done. Ryan Truex ran the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-Hour Energy 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing and finished second, behind another of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers – Joey Logano.
The disappointing part for Ryan is that he wasn’t able to get his first career win, but there was disappointment for fans as well – Ryan doesn’t have a full-time ride in the Nationwide Series, despite the obvious fact that the kid can flat out drive a race car.
You may recognize the name Truex, as Ryan’s older Brother – Martin Truex, Jr. – races in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series after winning the Nationwide Series championship in 2004 and 2005. Back-to-back championships seem to run in the family, as Ryan proved his ability by winning the NASCAR Camping World East Series Championship in 2009 and then again in 2010.