In Jimmie Johnson’s six full seasons in Cup he has gone into the fourth race of the season lower than 14th in the points just once.
That was in 2004, when he came to Atlanta 19th. Johnson went on to finish second in the points that season.
Atlanta has been a great track for the two-time reigning Cup champion.
Johnson has three wins on the 1.5-mile oval and, in 2002 and 2004, the only other years he wasn’t in the top five in points going into the fourth race, he got back on track at Atlanta with finishes of third and fourth, respectively.