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2014 Dover: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on Jun 01, 2014 - 08:37 PM
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2014 Dover: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap


Chevrolet celebrated in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Winner’s Circle at Dover International Speedway today for the 35th time in 89 races held at the 1-mile concrete track. Jimmie Johnson piloted his No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet SS to his ninth career victory, and continues to lead all drivers in wins at the ‘Monster Mile’. After dominating the race by leading 272 of the 400 laps, the six-time champion now has 68 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories.

Johnson also surpassed the record for laps led at Dover. The previous record, held by Bobby Allison, was 2,802 laps; after today’s race, Johnson surpassed that with 2,976 laps led at Dover. This is the 13th time in Johnson’s career he has earned back-to-back wins. With two victories after 13 races in the 2014 season, Johnson joins fellow Team Chevy driver Kevin Harvick with guaranteed spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

 

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"It was an awesome race car, Johnson said in Victory Lane. "The first run I wasn’t sure we were really going to have the normal Dover magic here. Once the track ‘rubbered’ in our car came to life and it was so good. It’s amazing that we can stay on top of things here with the different generation car, different rules and different tires. This place just fits my style and Chad Knaus’ style."

Johnson was not the only winner today. Martin Truex, Jr. driving the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS collected a moral victory. Having been plagued with various issues with his new team during the first part of the season, Truex, Jr. was able to earn his best finish thus far this year with a sixth place at what the New Jersey native calls his ‘home track.’

Last spring’s Dover winner, Tony Stewart, No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS earned his fifth top-10 finish of the season coming home seventh. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS rounded out the Chevrolet power in the top-10 by earning a ninth-place finish, his eighth top-10 finish of 2014.

Chevrolet has now won seven (7) of 13 races in 2014 and continues to lead the Manufacturer standings by 27 markers over second.

Brad Keselowski (Ford) was second, Matt Kenseth (Toyota) was third, Clint Bowyer (Toyota) was fourth and Denny Hamlin (Toyota) was fifth to round out the top five finishing order.

The Sprint Cup Series travels to ‘The Tricky Triangle’ of Pocono Raceway next weekend to compete on June 8th.


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