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Jimmie Johson Thrives In NASCAR’s Chase System

Chris Myers made the point after Jimmie Johnson won the Auto Club 500 saying that this is only Johnson’s second win in February, in reference to his points win. This seems appropriate to the No. 48 team due to how they succeed under the Chase format.   Below are his 48 career wins (points races only) with the month in which they were won.   In 2002, Johnson won three races—one in April (California), one in June (Dover), and one in September (Dover).   In 2003, he won three races—one in May (Charlotte), one in July (New Hampshire), and one in September (New Hampshire).   In 2004, he won eight races—one in March (Darlington), one in May (Charlotte), one in June (Pocono), one in August (Pocono), three in October (Charlotte, Martins...

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