Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson walked away with a runner-up finish in Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 for the fifth time in 18 appearances at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson's fifth runner-up performance is the most second-place finishes by a Sprint Cup Series driver, passing Matt Kenseth's four runner-up finishes.
"Yeah man, second sucks," Johnson said following the race. "I wish we could have won. We were in contention, had a great race car."
In Johnson's previous 12 races at Texas Motor Speedway, he has compiled an impressive stat line. He has one win (2007 Dickies 500), started in the top 10 in 10 of the 12 races, tallied five runner-up finishes, eight top 10s and has led 273 laps. His average finish of 9.7 is second best, just behind Matt Kenseth's 8.6 mark.