NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson wins at the Monster Mile

  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover International Speedway
  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover International Speedway

Jimmie Johnson wins the AAA 400 Drive for Autism race at Dover International Speedway, scoring his third win in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

For Johnson, it’s the 11th victory at the Monster Mile but also his 83rd Cup Series win in a career, tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough on the all-time win list.

Jimmie Johnson, Dover, 83rd win

Scoring his 83rd win, Jimmie Johnson ties Cale Yarborough

The seven-time Cup Series champion brought the #48 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports to the Victory Lane after beating Kyle Larson. Johnson was leading just twice for seven laps. He took the checkered flag under caution as a multicar crash ended the race on its lone overtime attempt. Johnson started from the back of the field after his team made an unapproved pre-race gear change.

Kyle Larson was leading race-high 241 laps but finished in the second place. Martin Truex Jr. led three times for 102 laps and finished third, ahead of Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott. Earlier in the race, Truex won the first and second stages, running his season total of stage wins to eight, the most in the series.

Check the full results of the AAA 400 at Dover

The next stop for the NASCAR premier division is Pocono Raceway. The race is scheduled for June 11.

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