When Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22nd, it will be the end of fourteen straight seasons with Chad Knaus on top the pitbox of the #48 Chevrolet. The results of the partnership have been legendary so far. 72 wins. Six Sprint Cup championships, including five in a row from 2006-2010. The 2013 Daytona 500. Four Coca-Cola 600 victories, along with wins in the Southern 500 and Brickyard 400.
Ever wonder how those pit crew members, especially for the elite teams, muscled their way into that kind of a sweet gig? Well, this week NASCAR Behind the Scenes focuses on two of Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew members in training who wrestled their way into the sport.
He may have qualified in the fourteenth position, but Jimmie Johnson did what he usually does at the Monster Mile, scoring another win, his tenth in fact in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.
As the Florida sun faded to darkness at Homestead-Miami Speedway and a first-time champion was crowned, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the season’s final race, the Ford EcoBoost 400.
With Miles the Monster rearing his ugly head in more ways than one, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 45th annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.
For the ninth time, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet stole the show at the Monster Mile, making it two race wins in a row and virtually guaranteeing himself a place in the Chase for the tenth consecutive year.