John­son ex­tends track record with 11th win at Dover

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

DOVER, DEL. | Jim­mie John­son sped off on the fi­nal restart and earned another slice of NASCAR his­tory, win­ning at Dover for the 11th time and mov­ing into a tie for sixth on the ca­reer vic­to­ries list.

John­son again made his­tory Sun­day at his fa­vorite track — and he worked hard to take this check­ered flag. He was forced to start from the rear of the field be­cause of a gear change, then zipped past Kyle Lar­son in over­time on the fi­nal restart.

John­son tied Hall of Fame driver Cale Yar­bor­ough for sixth on the ca­reer wins list with 83. John­son may have had a sense his­tory was ahead in the No. 48 Chevro­let. He wore a hel­met painted in trib­ute to Yar­bor­ough.

John­son also joined Richard Petty and Dar­rell Wal­trip as the only driv­ers to win at the same track 11 times.

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