Jimmie Johnson Articles

1. Jimmie Johnson  Once an Achilles heel, Johnson rolled to his fourth consecutive road course top 10 with a third at Watkins Glen. In the process, he vaulted to the top of the championship point standings. Last week: 1 2. Brad Keselowski...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Throughout the Olympics one often hears about a “Dream Team’’ in one sport or another. So what about NASCAR? Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council were asked if they were an owner with four teams and could pick any Cup driver in any era,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Unable to find the right partners, sponsors and teams to put together an effort for next season, Dodge announced Tuesday that it will withdraw from NASCAR after this year. Dodge was left without a Sprint Cup team for 2013 after Penske Racing...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
1. Jimmie Johnson   Although a flat tire foiled Johnson’s hopes for a second straight victory, it’s pretty obvious who the best team on the circuit is these days. Last week: 1 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   See: Johnson, Jimmie, then...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago

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