By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In this story, we’ll look at Jimmie Johnson’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It was his final season with former crew chief Chad Knaus.
Johnson struggled, as he did not have a single win. In 36 races, he had just two Top 5 finishes.
In Week 8 in the Food City 500, Johnson finished third on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. He received 46 points driving the Lowe’s for Pros car for Hendrick Motorsports.
Skittles driver Kyle Busch was the winner, while McDonald’s driver Kyle Larson finished in second-place.
Johnson also finished fifth in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina during Memorial Day weekend.
Driving the Lowe’s Patriotic car, he finished behind Ky. Busch, Martin Truex Jr. Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. Busch, driving the M&M’s Red, White & Blue car, won the longest race of the season.
His average start to the season was 19.2. His average finish of the season was 16.7. He also had four DNF.
He crashed on Lap 59 in the Daytona 500 to begin the season. He also crashed on Lap 175 at Fort Worth in Week 7.
Johnson wrecked in Week 18, also at Daytona, on Lap 162. His Darlington race ended early on Lap 227 with an oil pump problem.
He completed 95.3% of the laps for the season. He completed 9,764 of 10,250.
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