For the seventh time in his Sprint Cup career, Jimmie Johnson is a Dover International Speedway race winner. The Hendrick Motorsports driver thoroughly dominated the FedEx 400, leading 289 of the 400 laps for his second win of the 2012 season, the 57th of his Sprint Cup career, and the third-straight points-paying victory for team owner Rick Hendrick.
Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Clint Bowyer. Aric Almirola finished sixth in his first Cup start at Dover, followed by local favorite Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, and Marcos Ambrose.
Jeff Gordon led 60 laps and if not for a loose wheel might have denied Johnson the victory. He wound up 13th, coming up three spots shy of his 400th career top-10 finish.
With the end of the race comes the end of the legendary 32-year career of Fox Sports pit reporter Dr. Dick Bergrenn. The 70-year-old is retiring from pit reporting to focus on his magazine and trying to build a museum for race fans in his native Northeast at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Next week's race and the five after will be televised on cable network TNT.