Which Records Did Jimmie Johnson Create in His Illustrious NASCAR Career?

Published 04/11/2021, 1:57 PM EDT
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 20: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, poses for a portrait after winning the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)


Jimmie Johnson, the legendary NASCAR racer bid goodbye to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 after finishing at the 18th position. The future hall of fame driver has created a number of records in his 2 decades long NASCAR career. Jimmie Johnson drove for a single team during his career, Hendrick Motorsports.

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He currently races in the NTT IndyCar Series, driving the No. 48 Honda as a part-timer for Chip Ganassi Racing and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving the No. 48 Cadillac as a part-time racer for Ally Cadillac Racing.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 06: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson (R) and team owner Rick Hendrick pose for a portrait prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Records of Jimmie Johnson

The modern-day legend has set some strong benchmarks in the sport and has etched his name in history books. Some of his records might be unbreakable as he was quite consistent throughout his career.

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Johnson has won the Cup series seven times. He is only the third driver to achieve this feat after Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Jimmie has 83 career race wins. Johnson won his first Cup Series race in April 2002, in front of his home crowd at his hometown track in Fontana, California.

Jimmie has 28 race victories at 1.5-mile tracks, which is another Cup Series record. He is ninth on the all-time laps led list with 18,941 laps. The consistency of Jimmie Johnson is amazing as he had missed only a single race in his 2-decade long career.

Out of the 83 wins, more than 20 of the victories have come on the majors. These consist of Daytona Beach, Charlotte, Darlington, Talladega, and Indianapolis. He has won races on all kinds of tracks such as road courses, plate tracks, intermediate speedway, and short tracks.

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Another great record of Johnson is that he has won the All-Star race four times, most by any NASCAR driver. Jimmie Johnson has more wins than anyone else at Dover International Speedway-11, Martinsville Speedway-9, Charlotte Motor Speedway-8, and Texas Motor Speedway-7. He also has led for more than a thousand laps at Dover -3,113, Martinsville -2,932, Charlotte -1,936 and Texas -1,152.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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