Jimmie Johnson Articles

Jimmie Johnson
Let’s turn back the clock to 2004. Kyle Larson was adjusting to middle school, simply make it through a daily class routine. People knew Bob Keselowski, Brad’s father, as a former NASCAR driver and Truck Series owner but absolutely...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a new feature in Pocono’s “Tunnel Turn,”...
Geoffrey Miller
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Two and a half weeks ago, a NASCAR storyline was growing: Jimmie Johnson was doomed. The No. 48 was winless, crew chief Chad Knaus and his driver were fighting with one another and a Chase bid, let alone a bid for a seventh championship, could be...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson’s summer reign may be just beginning  It was a bad, horrible and no-good storyline in the run up to last week’s Coca-Cola 600: a “struggling” Jimmie Johnson was winless and looked more average than a six-...
Geoffrey Miller
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
NASCAR has IndyCar’s number when it comes to television, revenue, pretty car colors … you name it, it’s simply a step above. We’ve been over this one time and again where even Indy qualifying lost out to stock car racing...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500 share center...
Geoffrey Miller
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Jamie McMurray has one of the strangest resumes you’ll find in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. He’s a record 0-for-10 on Chase appearances — making the Missouri native the only driver who’s run full-time since 2004 to get...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been, on May 29, since Jeff Gordon won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at the ripe old age of 22. One of the first to do so well, so young, Gordon encapsulated the perfect mix of talent, speed,...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a new roof cam, a new night race, Kurt Busch’s Double...
Geoffrey Miller
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
As an unproven rookie in 2006, restrictor plate racing put Denny Hamlin on the map. A victory in the Bud Shootout, NASCAR’s exhibition to open the season, proved the catalyst for a freshman phenom who wound up third in the final point...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Chase wild card available at Talladega, but still unlikely  No one logically would have put David Ragan and his Front Row Motorsports team as a lock to qualify for last season’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. But under NASCAR’s new...
Geoffrey Miller
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a return to 2013 "scene of the crime," winless...
Geoffrey Miller
4 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Here’s a question for you: What does Kevin Harvick have that fellow modern-era drivers, both NASCAR Hall of Famers in Rusty Wallace and Dale Jarrett, do not?  The answer, after Saturday night’s win in Darlington, is a victory in...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a possible Denny Hamlin rebound, a surging rookie, a less-...
Geoffrey Miller
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. NASCAR shifts schedule for Final FourSince Texas Motor Speedway added on a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series date in 2005, a majority of its spring races have been run in the daytime. But the schedule shifted in 2011 to move the April date from...
Geoffrey Miller
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
NASCAR's short tracks often bring out the best and worst of the sport. The best being the tight, aggressive nature of the racing — a style rarely seen on the giant intermediate palaces of speed whose aero-dependent layouts dominate the...
Matt Taliaferro
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Four years ago, Brad Keselowski was young and unproven, a newbie on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit trying to build a winning reputation at Team Penske. Kurt Busch served as incumbent, wheeling the No. 2 Miller Lite car Keselowski would one day...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Denny Hamlin’s return to Fontana, a sport’s...
Geoffrey Miller
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
March Madness is supposed to apply to this week’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, not NASCAR, which endured an eight-hour, marathon of a race for the second time in less than a month Sunday. Mother Nature wreaked havoc at Bristol Motor Speedway,...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran 1-2 Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But those results are part of a larger, 1-2 knockout punch they’ve been aiming at the rest of their Sprint Cup competition. Earnhardt...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
One thing you can say about Kevin Harvick: he’s a quick learner. Thirteen years ago, in the midst of NASCAR mourning its national tragedy, he won in just the third Cup start of his career. Replacing Dale Earnhardt in the No. 3 wasn’t...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
 Thirteen years after tragedy and 10 years after triumph, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled into Daytona 500 Victory Lane a second time. Emotions ran high in a race where a car with the slanted, stylized “3” made famous by his late father...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For a sport facing such drastic change — change that has not necessarily been accepted by an obstinate fanbase — NASCAR needed a dose of familiarity. In its marquee event, the Daytona 500, it got just that....
Matt Taliaferro
6 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Joe Gibbs Racing easily the early favorites  The sabre-rattling from the Joe Gibbs Racing camp early in Daytona Speedweeks has been impossible to avoid. Simply put: they’ve won everything, save for the Daytona 500 pole in single-lap...
Geoffrey Miller
7 months ago

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