NASCAR Dover Results 2012: Jimmie Johnson Dominates FedEx 400

The Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut is back.

Driving away from Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth after a restart with 31 laps left in Sunday's FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson made short work of his NASCAR Sprint Cup rivals.

Johnson, who led 289 laps, picked up his second victory of the season, in addition to a win in the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and his second victory in the last three points races. Hendrick drivers have now won four straight races, including the All-Star event.

The victory was the 57th of Johnson's career, eighth most all-time. His seventh win at Dover tied Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most ever at the high-banked, one-mile concrete track.

Harvick came home second, 2.550 seconds behind Johnson. Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Clint Bowyer. Greg Biffle retained his series lead by one point over Kenseth with an 11th-place finish.

Those who have decried the recent lack of caution flags in Cup races got more than their fill on Lap 9, when contact between Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet and Landon Cassill's No. 83 Toyota triggered a 12-car pileup off Turn 2.

Regan Smith ducked to the inside and tried to power past Stewart but couldn't clear the No. 14. Nine other cars stacked up behind Cassill, Stewart and Smith, blocking the track and necessitating a stoppage of 19 minutes, 54 seconds while track workers cleaned up the mess.

Smith blamed himself for the wreck, but Stewart was magnanimous in relieving the driver of the No. 78 Chevy of responsibility.

"I got into the back of the No. 14 and started the whole thing," Smith said. "I'll take full blame for that. Somehow they got checked up in front of me. I just didn't have time to get slowed up with it. I hate that there are so many wrecked race cars here. It's not fun for anybody."

Stewart's take on the accident was quite different.

"The No. 83 was trying to get back down to the bottom and we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time," Stewart said. "It wasn't Regan's fault. He was right behind us and he didn't have anywhere to go either. Just not a real good deal at the beginning of the race like this."

Here are the results from today's NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Aric Almirola
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Marcos Ambrose
  11. Greg Biffle
  12. Brad Keselowski
  13. Jeff Gordon
  14. Mark Martin
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. AJ Allmendinger
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Denny Hamlin
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Bobby Labonte
  21. David Ragan
  22. Jeff Burton
  23. Travis Kvapil
  24. Kurt Busch
  25. Tony Stewart
  26. Carl Edwards
  27. Regan Smith
  28. Juan Pablo Montoya
  29. Kyle Busch
  30. Reed Sorenson
  31. David Reutimann
  32. Dave Blaney
  33. David Stremme
  34. JJ Yeley
  35. Stephen Leicht
  36. Mike Bliss
  37. Scott Riggs
  38. Landon Cassill
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. David Gilliland
  41. Casey Mears
  42. Michael McDowell
  43. Scott Speed
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.