CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson tied some history when he won his 83rd NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway to move alongside Cale Yarborough on the all-time wins list.
To honor his childhood hero, Johnson sported a special helmet at Dover International Speedway that featured photos of Yarborough through the years.
And it wasn't the first time Johnson had used his helmet to pay tribute to NASCAR’s legends.
“It just felt really good last year to honor Dale (Earnhardt) and Richard (Petty) with the helmet that I wore at Homestead and was able to tie those guys with seven championships, and just kind of opened my mind to the opportunity I have,” Johnson shared at the time.
Now, as Johnson looks to the next milestone ahead of him -- win No. 84 -- he could tie two more NASCAR Hall of Famers.
Johnson’s 84th victory will tie Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip for fourth on the all-time wins list. As he searches for his next trip to Victory Lane, he is wearing a new helmet to honor the drivers.
Johnson debuted his new helmet featuring Allison and Waltrip at Pocono Raceway last weekend.
His next shot at win No. 84 will be this Sunday, June 18, when the NASCAR Cup Series hits the track at Michigan International Speedway.
The race is scheduled for 3 p.m. on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.