Johnson seeks second straight win at Darlington

Jimmie Johnson (left) and crew chief Chad Knaus (center) seek second straight win at Darlington on Saturday.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WACH)- Jimmie Johnson is on a mission in 2013 and he's got the numbers to back it up.

Since winning the Daytona 500, Johnson has since won another race and currently leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings by 41 points over Carl Edwards.

"It really has been a good start for the team," Johnson said. "Clearly the points show that and I look at the two wins, and it just shows how prepared the team has been for all types of racing."

Johnson looks to add to that lead this weekend at Darlington, a track that has treated him well. He has won three times there, including last year when he notched the 200th win for Hendrick Motorsports.

"I'm very happy to be here and I love driving this track," Johnson said. "After winning last year's race and the 200th for Hendrick Motorsports, it took it to another level."

Though the 48 team has been the most dominant thus far, Johnson knows he needs to keep the pedal to the metal.

"I'm proud of where we're at, but we need to stay aggressive and see where we are in September," Johnson added.

Stay connected with WACH-Fox as we continue coverage at Darlington Raceway through Saturday.