CONCORD, N.C. - Over the years, the “Monster Mile” has been a successful track for Hendrick Motorsports.
With 18 wins at the short track, including a victory there earlier this season, Hendrick Motorsports is looking to make it a sweep this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
But before the engines are fired and the green flag drops for 400 laps, let’s take a look back at three very memorable moments at Dover.
June 2, 1991 – It was Ken Schrader’s last season driving for Hendrick Motorsports and he had already captured one victory a few months prior to Dover. He qualified for the race back in 19th but had 500 laps to make his way to the front. Schrader eventually led 89 laps of the race and crossed the finish line first by more than a second in front of the rest of the pack. That victory was his last career NASCAR win before his retirement.
June 3, 2001 – Jeff Gordon went to Dover and dominated. He rolled his No. 24 Chevrolet off the grid second, on the front row, and it was smooth sailing from there. Gordon led an astounding 381 of 400 laps of the race en route to Victory Lane. At the end of his ninth full-time Cup season, Gordon took home six wins and his fourth championship trophy.
May 31, 2015 – Jimmie Johnson is no stranger to Victory Lane at the “Monster Mile.” The 40-year-old driver holds the track record for the most wins with 10. And he earned that 10th win earlier this season. He started the race from the 14th spot, but after leading 23 laps he took home the checkered flag. So far this season Johnson has four wins and hopes to tame the Monster once again with a victory on Sunday.