NASCAR at Dover 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IJune 1, 2014

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Jimmie Johnson proved once again at Dover that he's the master of the Monster Mile.   

Just one week after claiming his first checkered flag of the season at the Coca-Cola 600, Johnson annihilated the field on Sunday, leading for 272 laps and winning for the ninth time in his career in the FedEx 400.

NASCAR tweeted out this picture of the No. 48 car:

The victory also marked the 13th time that Johnson has won races on consecutive weekends during his career. Needless to say, Mr. Six Time is definitely back and looks like a favorite for the points championship yet again.

Along with his huge win, JJ also made history with his laps led during the race. Fox Sports' NASCAR Twitter feed notes his monumental feat at Dover:

While Johnson notched his second win in consecutive weeks, Brad Keselowski drove another impressive race and finished second. Though he didn't run down Johnson at the end, Keselowski's run at Dover marked his fifth top-five finish of the season.

Rounding out the top five were Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin, three drivers who stayed near the front of the pack throughout much of the race. Neither Kenseth nor Bowyer has a win on the season, but both have put together strong races all year to remain in contention.

With the FedEx 400 now in the rear-view mirror, let's take a look at the results and standings following the Dover race. Full results can be found at NASCAR.com.

FedEx 400 Results
Pos.DriverLaps Led
1Jimmie Johnson272
2Brad Keselowski1
3Matt Kenseth17
4Clint Bowyer5
5Denny Hamlin0
6Martin Truex Jr.0
7Tony Stewart0
8Joey Logano0
9Dale Earnhardt Jr.0
10Paul Menard0
NASCAR.com
2014 Sprint Cup Standings
Pos.DriverPointsWinsTop 5Top 10
1Matt Kenseth4630510
2Jeff Gordon461159
3Carl Edwards438137
4Jimmie Johnson436258
5Dale Earnhardt Jr.419168
6Joey Logano414267
7Kyle Busch411136
8Brad Keselowski404156
9Denny Hamlin379134
10Kyle Larson377025
NASCAR.com

  

The close of the FedEx 400 was mostly clean, with the majority of laps being run under green flag. But the start was anything but normal for several drivers and teams.

Early on, Brian Vickers was one of the casualties of the Monster Mile. Vickers wasn't collected in a wreck; rather, he simply had engine troubles that ended his day early, per Jeff Gluck of USA Today:

Just a few laps later, both Ricky Stenhouse and Greg Biffle were involved in a nasty wreck that left Stenhouse with a mangled car. He had his entire passenger side quarter panel taken off in the accident.

The wreck resulted in a red-flag caution, pausing the entire field for a while as officials worked to eliminate the debris on the track. Bob Pockrass of Sporting News and Motor Racing Network provided further details:

Jamie McMurray was next to bring out the caution flag.

McMurray ducked down into a turn on Lap 159 and ran over a huge piece of concrete that damaged his splitter. He then spun up to the top of the turn and hit the wall:

Following the multiple wrecks and cautions, much of the remainder of the race went off without a hitch. There were just two caution flags waved after that point, with the final one leaving just four green-flag laps for Johnson to close the deal in the FedEx 400.

After a riveting race at Dover, the Sprint Cup circuit now turns to the Pocono 400 on June 8 at 1 p.m. ET. The entire Hendrick team should once again be one to watch, with Johnson and Jeff Gordon holding a combined nine wins at the track.

Teammate Kasey Kahne found his way to Victory Lane last August at Pocono and will be looking to claim his first checkered flag this season. That win came just months after Johnson took the Party in the Poconos 400 and completed the track sweep for Hendrick last season.

Given the team's recent run over the last several weeks with Gordon winning in Kansas and Johnson taking the last two victories, it has a great shot at another win.

Just weeks after questions of when Johnson would ever win, the new question is: When will he lose?

 

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