Jimmie Johnson Articles

Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The final 300 miles of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ regular season were some of the most intense of 2011. Chase bubble boys Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved in a lap 8 wreck; Chase longshot...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Wonderful Pistachios 400 Location: Richmond, Va. When: Saturday, Sept. 10 TV: ABC (7:30 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners: Kyle Busch (May); Denny Hamlin (Sept.) May 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch Specs: .75-mile D...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Tom Bowles Kermit the Frog may have it tough being green, but in the muppet-like drama of NASCAR I’m betting it’s 1,000 times tougher to be driving the red No. 42 Target Chevy these days. Indeed, every driver appears to see a bulls-eye on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Two runner-up finishes in the last three races but no wins since Talladega in April. It’s almost Chase time, though, and Johnson finds himself leading the pack (albeit in a controlled four-wheel drift...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro Brad Keselowski had sniffed the lead all night long, but it wasn’t until the final restart of the Irwin Tools Bristol Night Race that he finally grabbed it and took it as his own. Keselowski shot past Martin Truex Jr. on the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  “The Surgeon” begins to pull away … kind of like he’s going 128 mph and the rest of the field is doing the 45 mph speed limit. 2. Jimmie Johnson  To those harping about how Johnson is ripe for the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro There was no fuel mileage or weather-related strategy involved in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway — only pure, unadulterated horsepower. And Kyle Busch had the most of it, pulling away from Jimmie...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  Leads the series in top 5s (12) and is tied for the lead in wins (3) and top 10s (14). He also leads all drivers in best looking wife/girlfriend (and there’s some stiff competition there). 2. Jimmie...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Tom Bowles It happens in every sport, every year: the end-of-season playoff push causes fans to lose focus on what’s really important. With so many teams battling simply to make it into the postseason, others that have dominated for months...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  For the second race in a row, Busch overcame issues that hindered his early-race gains to post a top-10 finish. The runner-up at Pocono finds him just 11 points out of the points lead. 2. Jimmie Johnson...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro A broken ankle, a one hour and 40 minute rain delay and a gamble that laid not only his race, but his season, on the line. Brad Keselowski faced all three in Sunday’s Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway and bested...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards  Edwards has been first or second in the point standings after 17 of the 19 races this year. It may be tight at the top, but as others come and go, Carl remains. 2. Kyle Busch  Kyle claims the flat...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro A typical fuel-mileage race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit finds a surprise winner in Victory Lane — a driver and team running mid-pack that have nothing to lose by rolling the proverbial dice and stretching a tank of gas...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Location: Loudon, N.H. Specs: 1.058-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 12°; Banking/Straightaways: 2° Race Length: 317.4 miles/300 laps TV: TNT (1:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners:...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
Drive for Five Complete, Now It’s Time for a Six Pack Jimmie Johnson’s run of five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles will one day be appreciated for the historical feat that it is. While some wonder if Johnson’s domination of NASCAR’s Chase for...
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3 years ago

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