DOVER, Del. As he took the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Jimmie Johnson didn't have Chase for the Sprint Cup rivals Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch on his mind.
He was more preoccupied with Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison.
Johnson dominated the AAA 400 on Sunday, winning for a record eighth time at Dover and breaking a tie with Petty and Allison for the most wins on the Monster Mile.
"It's really cool. I'm not sure I've ever done what Richard Petty hasn't," Johnson said after his fifth win this season. "Truthfully, it was the first thought that went through my mind when I crossed the finish line."
Johnson's crew chief, Chad Knaus, was just as impressed with his driver's Dover record.
"It's pretty spectacular every time I hear Jimmie's name mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt Sr.," Knaus said. "To be able to one-up those guys right now is pretty spectacular."
Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet overpowered the field. He led 243 of 400 laps and beat teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 0.446 seconds.
Earnhardt had one of the fastest cars, but he missed pit road and gave up the lead early in the race. He was strong enough to get back into the race and contend for his first win of the season but couldn't pass Johnson.
"We left everybody in the mirror. We were clicking off some laps," Earnhardt said. "But just not fast enough to get to Jimmie."
Johnson moved into second place in points, eight behind Kenseth, heading into the fourth of 10 Chase races Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
Kenseth, who won the first two races of the Chase, finished seventh. Busch slipped to third in the standings, 12 points behind Kenseth.
"For how bad I felt we struggled with the car, that was a decent finish," Kenseth said.
Chase drivers claimed all top 10 finishing positions for the first time in the 10-year history of the Chase.
NHRA in Madison, Ill. John Force raced to his record 136th career victory and moved into position for a 16th Funny Car season title in the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
The 64-year-old Force won for the second time this year, beating defending series champion Jack Beckman with a 4.097-second run at 310.13 mph.
Force is six points behind leader Matt Hagan with three events left.
"We've got a race now, and I'm excited," Force said.
Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, Erica Enders-Stevens topped the Pro Stock field, and Matt Smith won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.