Jimmie Johnson won his fourth NASCAR All-Star Race last night, most of any driver. “The Intimidator,” Dale Earnhardt, won three. Jeff Gordon – “Wonder Boy” as nicknamed by Earnhardt – also has three All-Star victories to his credit.
Six drivers have won the race more than once, listed below. Terry Labonte is the only one to win it for two different teams.
Johnson and the late Davey Allison are the only to win it back-to-back.
Who knows how many more the very promising Allison, son of NASCAR great Bobby, would have won? He died in a helicopter crash in 1993 at the age of 32. In just nine years of racing he already had accumulated 19 wins, 14 poles, 66 Top 5s, and 92 Top 10s.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Jimmie Johnson||4||2003||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|2.||Dale Earnhardt||3||1987||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|1990||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|1993||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|2.||Jeff Gordon||3||1995||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|4.||Davey Allison||2||1991||Robert Yates Racing||Ford|
|1992||Robert Yates Racing||Ford|
|4.||Terry Labonte||2||1988||Junior Johnson & Associates||Chevrolet|
|4.||Mark Martin||2||1998||Roush Racing||Ford|
We’re just about half way through the full 2012 NASCAR season, 19 races down and 17 more to go [schedule]. Ten of the remaining 17 races will be the Chase for the Cup, so there’s really only seven races left that will determine who makes the “playoffs.”
Back in February, Sports List of the Day looked at NASCAR’s Preseason Power Rankings. Then, Kevin Harvick was the favorite to win it all, followed by Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.
Now, from the thick of it, it’s time to take a look at what really is going on and how the season actually is unfolding. Below are every driver’s current (as of July 16) odds to win it all. These are the drivers still mathematically alive to make the Chase.
Jimmie Johnson, despite being off his mark a second year in a row, is still the darling of oddsmakers and is the favorite to win it all. That would be his sixth title.
To follow the current odds throughout the season, check out my source vegasinsider.com.
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|4.||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||8-1||Chevrolet|
|12.||Martin Truex, Jr.||16-1||Toyota|
|18.||FIELD (All Others)||50-1||ALL|
|25.||Sam Hornish, Jr.||125-1||Dodge|
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has broken his career-longest winless streak – 4 years (143 races). He took the checkered flag at Michigan today in a strong performance that left him all alone down the final stretch.
That’s Dale Jr.’s 19th win. Here’s the rundown.
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|1||2000||Fort Worth||DirecTV 500||4||106||DEI*|
|2||2000||Richmond||Pontiac Excitement 400||5||31||DEI|
|4||2001||Dover||MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400||3||193||DEI|
|5||2001||Talladega||EA Sports 500||6||67||DEI|
|7||2002||Talladega||EA Sports 500||13||56||DEI|
|9||2003||Phoenix||Checker Auto Parts 500||11||87||DEI|
|11||2004||Atlanta||Golden Corral 500||7||55||DEI|
|12||2004||Richmond||Chevy American Revolution 400||4||115||DEI|
|14||2004||Talladega||EA Sports 500||10||78||DEI|
|15||2004||Phoenix||Checker Auto Parts 500||14||118||DEI|
|16||2005||Chicago||USG Sheetrock 400||25||11||DEI|
|17||2006||Richmond||Crown Royal 400||10||47||DEI|
|18||2007||Michigan||LifeLock 400||3||14||Rick Hendrick|
|19||2012||Michigan||Quicken Loans 400||17||95||Rick Hendrick|
*DEI = Dale Earnhardt, Inc.