It came as little surprise that Jimmie Johnson was able to dominate the field Sunday at Dover International Speedway, a track where he has won nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, more than any driver in NASCAR history.
What was stunning was Johnson’s public revelation that he’d had hernia surgery in December, a procedure which might have contributed to his slow start.
Johnson, who says Dover’s high-banked mile track “suits his style,” led 272 of the final 319 miles on his way to victory in Sunday’s FedEx 400 presented by Autism Speaks.
“They’re just unbelievable here,” said Matt Kenseth, who finished third. “If you’re going to have a shot to win here, that’s the car you’re going to have to beat every time unless they break.”
|6||78||Martin Truex Jr||Chevrolet|
|9||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Chevrolet|
|41||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Ford|