Jimmy Johnson overcame several late restarts to win the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. The victory was Johnson’s third win in the last four races at Dover and 10th career on that track. It was Johnson’s 15th top-15 finish at “The Monster Mile” as well.
A thrilling finish to the race saw multiple crashes and plenty of passing on restarts. Johnson jumped out in front each time and held off Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick at different points in the final 10 laps to win his fourth race of the season.
Harvick finished second, followed by Kyle Larson, Kahne and Aric Almirola. Rounding out the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon.
Autism Speaks 400 is the midway point in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Here is more about how Sunday’s race benefits those suffering with autism.
This unique event provides those on the autism spectrum, and their families, with the opportunity to attend a NASCAR race in a comfortable environment. The special ticket package provides seating in a sensory friendly area within the air‐conditioned grandstands at the Monster Mile, which offers great views of the race along the backstretch of the track; pre‐race appearances by NASCAR drivers and personalities; brief presentations by educational speakers in the morning; food and drink; and much more.