CONCORD, N.C. – On Sept. 7, 2008, Jimmie Johnson led Hendrick Motorsports to its 10th NASCAR Cup Series win at Richmond Raceway.
Rolling off the grid in third, Johnson took the lead on Lap 367 and stayed in front for 32 of the final 34 laps of the 400-lap race. After briefly losing the lead for two laps, the driver regained it on Lap 392 and held it for the final nine laps en route to Victory Lane, capturing his third career win at the track.
The victory was Johnson’s third win in a four-race stretch at Richmond Raceway, including a season sweep at the track in 2007.
The win also marked the 10th victory for the organization at the venue, one of 13 tracks where Hendrick Motorsports has achieved double-digit wins.
Since Johnson’s trip to Victory Lane in 2008, the organization has earned five runner-up results at the track, bringing its total to 18 second-place finishes at Richmond – the team’s most at any venue.
In addition, Hendrick Motorsports has also earned 17 pole positions, 57 top-fives, 105 top-10s and 3,997 laps led at Richmond.
Just three laps led away from 4,000, the organization will look to make Richmond the fifth venue where it has reached that milestone when the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the 0.75-mile oval this weekend.