Jimmie Johnson Articles

Jimmie Johnson
A new season brings new hope. And no one in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in more need of hope than Carl Edwards. On the outside looking in at last season’s Chase for the Championship, Edwards has been mired in a winless skid that dates back...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Gen-6 downforce track debut NASCAR's two weeks of warm sunshine in Daytona Beach provided the first on-track action of the much-acclaimed new car in the Sprint Cup Series. It proved to be amicable, handing drivers more input in restrictor...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season rolls on to Phoenix International Raceway for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports will be offering up our best predictions for each race....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
After a Daytona 500 that catered to the more intelligent teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage — track position and strategy reigned supreme — one of the two duels this season in the Arizona desert greets America’s best drivers on Sunday...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The Great American Race, for the first 180 laps, looked more like the Great American Parade. Cars ran single-file for much of the Daytona 500, content to ride in packs for fear that pulling out for a pass would leave them slower than the street...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car gave way to a new style of drafting in the Great American Race, while newcomer Danica Patrick once again made history. The ultimate result, though, was all too familiar. Jimmie Johnson scored career Cup win No. 61 by...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Sunday's Daytona 500, the 55th in the long, storied history of The Great American Race, officially has the field set. There are endless stories emanating from NASCAR's biggest event, but here are the five that will most impact Sunday's race....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
As the 2013 NASCAR season revs up this weekend at Daytona, Athlon Sports offers up our preseason Top 25 Sprint Cup Series driver rankings. Click on each driver's name for a detailed preview of what fans can expect in 2013.  1. Jimmie...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Daytona. For the casual fan, it’s the one time a year in which tuning in is a must, not an option. For the hardcore fans and industry veterans, it’s a spiritual revival. It suffices as the start of a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when teams...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Sports are filled with statistics that uber-nerds and casual fans alike can enjoy. Numbers and records help fans define greatness and settle arguments on talk radio and at the local watering holes on a daily basis.Who is the greatest quarterback of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Sports are filled with statistics that uber-nerds and casual fans alike can enjoy. Numbers and records help fans define greatness and settle arguments on talk radio and at the local watering holes on a daily basis.Who is the greatest quarterback of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The racing is over. All that remains is for NASCAR to get together in Las Vegas next week, dole out some money and party. Before the banquet arrives, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council take a look back at the sport’s TV coverage this...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead in NASCAR’s Chase standings. Problem was, his competition came in the form of a five-time champion. Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The first time Brad Keselowski asked Paul Wolfe to be his crew chief, Wolfe didn’t flinch. “He looked me in the eye and said, ‘No, I don’t want to do it,’” Keselowski said. “I think he was kind of mad at me because I had wrecked (his car).”...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Once the smoke cleared, the cars (or what was left of them) were loaded and the Sunday sun set over Phoenix International Raceway, a new championship landscape had emerged in NASCAR. But tempers as hot and raw as the surrounding Sonora Desert...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
A Goodyear tire test Tuesday and Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway could provide a clue as to how racy NASCAR’s 2013 Sprint Cup car can be. While the focus will be on tires at the test, NASCAR also will experiment with the car in hopes of...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Times are a-changin’ in NASCAR but will fans see a change in who has been the champion most often in recent years? With starting times for the remaining races pushed back, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council were asked if they liked the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Brad Keselowski is not supposed to be challenging for a NASCAR Sprint Cup title. At least this year’s title. Many expect him to be a championship contender for years to come but the prevailing thought entering the Chase was that this wouldn’t be...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Is it time for NASCAR to look in a different direction to run a race? Maybe something old school. You know, some place dirt-y? Of all that happened last weekend in Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas, what was the most impressive feat? Members of the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday. Earnhardt missed the past two races after suffering a concussion Oct. 7 in a last-lap crash at Talladega...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
There is typically one race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship that throws the Sprint Cup field the proverbial curveball. The perils of Talladega are well known, so drivers and teams approach it with a survivalist’s mentality. The 1.5-mile...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Don’t be fooled by the court jester routine Clint Bowyer seems to play in press conferences. For all the joking he does, he’s serious about winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. With five races left in the Chase, Bowyer is fourth in the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
After four races, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin had seemingly separated themselves in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Not so fast, says Clint Bowyer. As the sport’s version of a playoff completed the “first half” in its...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth’s win Sunday at Talladega completed one of the greatest seasons of restrictor-plate racing in NASCAR since 1988, the first season the plates were used for all the races at Daytona and Talladega. Kenseth won the Daytona 500,...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council take a wider look at the sport this week, judging who they think the best crew chief in the Chase is and if the length of the Chase should remain 10 races. Here’s a look at what they had to say: Who...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago

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