Jimmie Johnson is riding a longshot in hopes of keeping alive his NASCAR playoff run

August 31, 2019 By Pete Iacobelli The Associated Press

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Jimmie Johnson knows he's staring down the wrong kind of history when he lines up at Darlington Raceway. The seven-time NASCAR champion is 18th in the standings heading into the Southern 500, two spots and a huge 26 points out of NASCAR's 16-team playoffs — a grid Johnson has made since the postseason started in 2004.While the fire still burns for the 43-year-old driver, Johnson must confront an 83-race winless streak, a crew chief in the [...]

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