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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
7 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
7 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
Jimmie Johnson
Ricky Craven didn’t put a full-court press on Victory Lane during his Sprint Cup driving career. He won only twice over a span of 11 years, but in his life as a racing analyst for ESPN — a role he’s held since 2008 — he has...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
The Budweiser Duel at Daytona, NASCAR’s twin qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, enjoyed its first setting in prime time on Thursday evening. While the week leading up to the event witnessed practice crashes that forced...
Matt Taliaferro
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup championship last season, putting him closer to NASCAR icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, who totaled seven apiece — a number Johnson will pursue as the 2014 season unfolds.Barring catastrophe,...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
At Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage is split into two sections. The plum positioning — garage stalls closer to restrooms and track entry and exit — are given out based on last year’s final point...
David Smith
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
From Five-Time, to Six-Pack, to ... best ever? It might be a bit early for that, but there’s no question that Jimmie Johnson belongs in the conversation. His 2013 championship gives him six and places the California native just one short of...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
On Sunday, a black No. 3 car sat shining in the Daytona Beach sun, cameras focused on a number not seen in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition since the 2001 Daytona 500. It’s been 13 years since that tragic end, but closure has finally come...
Tom Bowles
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Denny Hamlin is loaded for bear. The winner of the 2013 season finale in Homestead, Fla., Hamlin won all three segments of Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway in an event that unofficially...
Matt Taliaferro
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Each day from mid-February through late November, a small band of motorsports journalists work nearly around the clock — this being the digital age — to keep rabid NASCAR fans as up-to-the-second informed as possible. Many of these...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
By winning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship, Jimmie Johnson has crept into the “greatest NASCAR driver” conversation with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. It’s hard to argue with Johnson’s stats: six titles in eight...
Vito Pugliese
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
When I think of Jimmie Johnson and Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship performance, I’m reminded of a simple analogy Rick Hendrick brought up after the race.“I like to use the Parcells quote,” the winning car owner said...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Face the facts: Cup championship is Johnson’s to lose  There’s a good share of NASCAR fans who probably aren’t too happy with what’s coming Sunday afternoon with the sport’s five-time champion, Jimmie Johnson,...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth needs a miracle. For starters, he must run beyond his 13.8-place average finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, but a little luck in the name of a bad Jimmie Johnson outing would be the supplemental boost needed to overcome a...
David Smith
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR Spring Cup championship, Phoenix will have been its defining moment. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, of course, but the next six days sure feel like a coronation with his No. 48 needing to...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Johnson hopes for no Phoenix repeat  There’s plenty in Jimmie Johnson’s career that the five-time champion would love to repeat. Championships, Daytona 500 wins and beating other drivers in side-by-side duels all probably make...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Someday, fans will look back and recognize the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson has accomplished. Already a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, two races away from (potentially) number six, he’s done it in an era where parity amongst the...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Something is beginning to look familiar about this NASCAR championship chase.One season ago, Jimmie Johnson was engaged in a dogfight atop the Sprint Cup Series point standings and emerged from Texas with a seven-point lead over rival Brad...
Matt Taliaferro
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Martin Truex Jr.’s Texas Retribution  He’s not in the Chase. He’s not contending for a title. Only three races remain. On the outside, his pressure is only to run up front and try to nab a win. He gets to, as they say,...
Geoffrey Miller
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth was predictably able to overcome the hurdles in front of him last week, the Chase’s seventh round, at Martinsville. Now, his ballyhooed two-man NASCAR points battle with Jimmie Johnson heads to Texas Motor Speedway at a draw. For...
David Smith
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
There was a time when Jeff Gordon couldn’t walk from his car into the local supermarket without getting booed. In fact, I’m surprised there wasn’t a Matt Schaub-like incident, this season’s quarterback scapegoat from the NFL...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. When will Jimmie Johnson’s Martinsville fortune run out?  I’ve been writing and talking this week about the shared topic of many others tasked with putting words together about Sunday’s race. That topic? Jimmie Johnson...
Geoffrey Miller
11 months ago

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