Jimmie Johnson Articles

Jimmie Johnson
The Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway was dominated, once again, by Jimmie Johnson, yet the conclusion of the race hatched more storylines than one could count: “Johnson blows lead, hands win to Jeff Gordon.” “Gordon breaks 31-race winless...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Pocono Mountains for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. When the series last hit the 2.5-mile oval in June, it was Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano that went to Victory Lane, leading 49...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead at Indianapolis, giving his fans something to cheer about in a season where there have been plenty of highlights. Although the points will be reset at the start of the Chase, the question...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Jimmie Johnson (—)  Johnson has had two crashes in 2012, resulting in 42nd- and 36th-place finishes and one engine failure, leading to a 35th-place run. Otherwise, he’s been 12th or better every week. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (—)  ...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
It took Jimmie Johnson only 29 laps to steer his No. 48 Chevrolet to the front of the field in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Once there, he rarely looked back, leading 99 of the final 131 laps to score his fourth Sprint Cup Series win at the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
After a well-deserved off week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the famed yard of bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend's Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard. The annual Brickyard 400 is...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Jimmie Johnson  A Daytona crash is the only blemish on Johnson’s stat sheet since mid-May. Indianapolis is typically the event that Johnson, Chad Knaus & crew use as a jumping off point for the Chase. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  ...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Matt Kenseth   Kenseth was the man to beat at Daytona for a second straight trip, although the fortunes of plate racing found him third by night’s end. Still, RFR is the team to beat on the plate tracks. 2. Jimmie Johnson   Johnson...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The race may have ended Saturday night, but the smoke has yet to settle following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway — both literally and figuratively. Defending series champion Tony Stewart did what few could Saturday night,...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Here's hoping all the NASCAR fantasy players out there had a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. After a week of firework displays around this great nation, the grand finale will come Saturday night under the lights at Daytona International...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway (please don’t call it the Pepsi 400 — Firecracker 400, however, will be accepted) marks the halfway point in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The year’s third restrictor plate race...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Jimmie Johnson  Lost a shot at the win during the final restart in Kentucky when he picked up trash on his tires. Managed to rebound to sixth after a quick backslide, his 13th top 10 of the season. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Was never...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The equipment and team help but Dale Earnhardt Jr. says a key reason for his success in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season is crew chief Steve Letarte. Since being paired together last year, Earnhardt has scored one victory, 11 top-five...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Over the past three weeks the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has run on new surfaces twice at Pocono and Michigan. While Kentucky Speedway is not a new surface, Saturday night's Quaker State 400 is only the second Cup Series race on the 1.5-mile tri-...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Jimmie Johnson  It’s a toss up at the top, but J.J. has more wins and, as evidenced by his top-5 run at Sonoma, is a more well-rounded driver than Earnhardt or Kenseth. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   That said, championships are not...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
To break one trend, Marcos Ambrose knows he’ll likely endure another when the Sprint Cup Series competes at Sonoma in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday in the first of two races at road courses this season. Ambrose, who won at Watkins Glen...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. We’ve said all along that Earnhardt’s consistency warranted the top spot, but a lack of any wins kept him from it. Well, the 143-race national nightmare is over, and Junior can now lead the way. 2. Jimmie Johnson Replace...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
From the mountains of Pennsylvania to the rolling hills of Michigan, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. Racing on yet another repaved track, teams have two test sessions...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Of all the race tracks to add a little spice to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Pocono Raceway was not expected to be it. A 2.5-mile, flat tri-oval that’s seen its share of strung-out racing, the speedway was also recently repaved — a move...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
This week has certainly been an interesting one in the world of NASCAR. Jimmie Johnson scored his seventh career Dover win on Sunday, tying him with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the most all-time wins at the Monster Mile. Kurt Busch was...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
The two-week homestretch in Charlotte is now in the books and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the Monster Mile in Dover, Del., for Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Not only is Dover one of the most demanding tracks on the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
A happy Memorial Day weekend to all the fantasy NASCAR racers out there. This week it’s the most demanding 600 miles on the schedule, the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The annual tradition dating back to 1960 tests the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
On Tuesday, Toyota became the latest manufacturer to unveil its 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar. It is the second generation of the Car of Tomorrow, which debuted in the 2007 season to jeers and sneers — that is until Michael McDowell walked away...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council don’t hold back on their opinions but the comments this week were as sharp and direct as they have ever been. They also weren’t afraid to express their opinions about their fellow fans — good and bad...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
Brad Keselowski was smiling but you could sense the resolve in the 28-year-old after he finished second to Jimmie Johnson in last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race. “I think we’re a really young team that’s growing and getting better every week,...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago

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