Talladega: Jimmie Johnson preview

* Jimmie Johnson is scheduled to make his 300th-career start when he takes the green flag on Sunday. His first career start was Oct. 7, 2001 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. * In 299 Cup starts, Johnson has won 50 races, 16.72% of those in...

* Jimmie Johnson is scheduled to make his 300th-career start when he takes the green flag on Sunday. His first career start was Oct. 7, 2001 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

* In 299 Cup starts, Johnson has won 50 races, 16.72% of those in which he's competed.

* He has brought home top-five finishes in 40.8% of the races and top-10 results in 62.2%.

* Johnson passed the 10,000 career-laps led mark in last week's race at Texas Motor Speedway. He has now led 10,036 laps, 11.59% of his total 86,573 laps.

* He has also finished on the lead lap in 233 of the 299 races - 77.9% of the time.

Talladega Superspeedway

* Johnson has completed 95.8% (2898 of 3025) of competition laps at the venue and has led 192.

* He has an average start and finish of 10.2 and 17.

Chassis

* Primary chassis No. 574 has never been piloted during a race. Johnson was scheduled to race it in the Daytona 500 but was forced to a backup after a wreck in practice.

* Johnson last drove backup chassis No. 482 to a sixth-place result at Talladega last November.

JIMMIE JOHNSON

ON MAKING HIS 300TH CAREER START AT TALLADEGA THIS WEEKEND: "I can't believe it'll be my 300th start this weekend. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was climbing in a Cup car for the first time. It's been a pretty amazing ride so far and I still can't believe I get to drive racecars for a living. It's pretty cool. I'm also very proud of my team and what we've done together and also what I've accomplished as a driver. We've had a lot of pretty cool stuff happen to us in 300 starts. I'm looking forward to what's ahead for this team. I know we have a lot of racing left in us."

-source: hm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson