Found February 23, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
When you see Jimmie Johnson Daytona 500 favorite at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it will be his 400th start. In 399 starts the 37-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver has tallied 60 wins to go along with five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships. Only NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt have more championships (seven). The NASCAR voted Jimmie Johnson the favorite to be this season’s Cup champion, so he’s as much of a Daytona 500 favorite as anyone. Johnson’s prolific career rivals – and in some cases, surpasses – those of some of the most prominent talents in NASCAR history. Eight drivers have won 60 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Johnson was the sixth fastest to reach the milestone when he notched victory No. 60 on Nov. 4, 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway in his 397th start. The five drivers that reached the milestone in fewer starts: Jeff Gordon (318), Darrell Waltrip (321), David Pearson (356), Richard Petty (358) and Cale Yarborough (380). D...
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