Jimmie Johnson takes issue with NASCAR’s call at Dover

Jimmie Johnson was scored 17th Sunday at Dover. (Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson was scored 17th Sunday at Dover. (Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson was scored 17th Sunday at Dover. (Getty Images)

Jimmie Johnson seemed well on his way to an eighth win at Dover International Speedway Sunday. After taking the lead at the halfway point from Kyle Busch, Johnson pulled ahead to a near four second lead.

Early in the event however, it appeared Johnson struggle to even finish on the lead lap. After starting 24th Johnson seemed to struggle for speed. He went a lap down on lap 89, but as is his style his Hendrick Motorsports crew led by Chad Knaus worked on the No. 48 and Johnson took the lead from Busch at lap 200.

From that point it looked as though the race was Johnson’s to lose.MORE>>>

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