There’s no doubt that Jimmie Johnson is one of the best around and at 42 years old, he keeps adding to his resume.
The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion added three wins to his record in 2017, thus moving him into a tie with Cale Yarborough for sixth place on the all-time wins list.
Johnson is on the list with some of the who’s who of NASCAR. He’s also the highest ranked current driver, with the next closest current driver being Kyle Busch in 17th place with 43 wins.
Richard Petty with 200 wins has the most all-time and that record most likely won’t be broken anytime soon, if ever. Second on the list is David Pearson with 105 wins, followed by Jeff Gordon with 93. Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip are tied in fourth with 84 wins.
Johnson, with his next win, will move into a three-way tie in fourth place, and with two more wins he’ll move into sole possession of the fourth spot on the list. Just behind Johnson and Yarborough on the list is Dale Earnhardt Sr. (76 wins) Rusty Wallace (55 wins) and Lee Petty (54 wins).
Johnson will be seeking a NASCAR record eighth championship in 2018. It will be exciting to watch him chase history.