Jimmie Johnson Looks to Move Up on Career Wins List at the Pocono 400

Another win for Jimmie Johnson this weekend at Pocono Raceway would put him in some elite company.

FOX’s Bob Mortali reports:

I’m Bob Mortali.

This week’s Monster Energy Series race is the Pocono 400. And it’s an opportunity for Jimmie Johnson to inch higher on the all-time career victories list. Johnson’s win last Sunday at Dover tied him with his idol Cale Yarborough at 83 apiece. That’s good for sixth all time. Johnson’s next victory will surpass Cale and and even him up with both Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip in fourth. Jeff Gordon is third with 93 wins.

Meantime, crew chief Adam Stevens and two pit crew members have been suspended for four races after a tire came off Kyle Busch’s car last Sunday.

And rookie Darrell “Bubba” Wallace makes his series debut driving Richard Petty’s old No. 43:

(Wallace) “Not trying to set the world on fire. Just relax, take what the car will give you, don’t tear it up and if we’re a top 15 car then take a top 15. If we’re 25th, you gotta take what the car will give you and build off of it.”

Courtesy Sirius X-M NASCAR Radio and Velvetta Shells and Cheese will be a new sponsor for Ryan Newman’s No. 31 car.

That’s FOX in the Fast Lane I’m Bob Mortali, FOX News.