Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At DoverBy: Val Powell - June 2, 2014
Jimmie Johnson prevailed, yet again. After participating in 12 races, he finally got his first win of the year. And it seems as if there is nothing stopping him. He managed to add another championship to his name, just a mere week after his victory in the Coca Cola 600, by snagging his ninth win at the Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400.
Johnson, who was criticized for not winning any titles in 2014 until the Coca Cola 600, celebrated with his family after his victory at Dover. There are still a few months before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, but Johnson’s recent winning streak will certainly make him the big threat come race day.
The racer started to seriously question himself about his losing streak at the begining of the season. Some speculate that his hernia surgery in December of 2013 may have contributed to a decline in his performance. However, this got resolved when Johnson started racing at his favorite tracks again, waking up his inner fire.
Jimmie Johnson is well known for being the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion. He drives the No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Because of the losing streak he had earlier this year, skeptics started to doubt him, as Johnson already had 11 races with no wins—something that hasn’t happened since the beginning of his racing career. However, he silenced his critics by snagging the Coca Cola 600 on May 25th, and now the FedEx 400 on Sunday. It appears that he is now back to form.
There are still a lot of races left before the Sprint Cup, but Johnson seems poised to defend his title for a seventh time. Overall, Jimmie Johnson gave a dominant performance at this year’s FedEx 400. He led with a race-high 272 of 400 laps, and had no real threat from his competition. Can he pull off a win for the Sprint Cup? Fans will just have to wait and see what he has in store for the rest of the season.
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