CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - 4-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has been at his best at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has six victories, 13 top-five finishes and has led laps in 17 consecutive Sprint Cup races at the storied track.
That's what makes his performance Sunday night so surprising.
Johnson wrecked twice in the Coca-Cola 600, the sport's longest race, and ended up well off the pace in the Memorial Day weekend event. Johnson finished 37th, 36 laps behind winner Kurt Busch. It dropped him from fourth in the points standings.