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Jimmie Johnson
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT by Dustin Long Tony Stewart ended Jimmie Johnson’s championship reign last year but are NASCAR fans witnessing an end of an era? For a driver who, on average, once won about one out of every six starts, Johnson has...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long Five races into the season and a few drivers expected to make the Chase are struggling. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne both are outside the top 20 in points. Last year’s runner-up, Carl Edwards, has...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Jay Pennell Few sports crisscross the United States quite like NASCAR, and with that, the Sprint Cup Series returns to the East Coast this weekend for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Rain got the best of the series...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long Kasey Kahne is not panicking about the start to his season. He’s relieved, in a way, heading into this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway even though he’s 27th in championship standings. Kahne feels...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Stewart and crew chief Steve Addington already have scored two wins this season — and in only five races. Hey, wins count above all else here. 2. Greg Biffle  The points leader’s only misstep —...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer, John Middlebrook, reduced a penalty handed down by NASCAR to Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team on Tuesday. Middlebrook rescinded the loss of 25 owner and driver points...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long What some fans say is wrong with NASCAR is what Brad Keselowski says was right for him. Keselowski credits running against Cup drivers in what was then called the Busch Series for his current success and helping him win on a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Vito Pugliese You could forgive team owner Rick Hendrick if he now believes NASCAR really is an acronym standing for “Never Appeal Suspensions for Chad And Ron”. Following Tuesday’s initial appeal before the National Stock Car Appeals...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel upheld NASCAR penalties against Hendrick Motorsports and crew chief Chad Knaus on Tuesday. Knaus was fined $100,000 and, along with car chief Ron Malec, suspended six races for...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Greg Biffle  Biffle’s team was the one under the Roush Fenway banner that laid low during the offseason. The result has been third-place finishes across the board. Bristol is usually good to them, too. 2. Jimmie...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro It took 27 races for Tony Stewart to find Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last year. Four additional wins followed in the remaining nine weeks and Stewart earned his third Cup championship in one of the more...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Tom Bowles After five years of skydiving downward in both ratings and relevance, 2011 appeared to be the season NASCAR pulled out the parachute. A white-knuckle championship battle, ending in a tie between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart, led...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long The Backseats Drivers Fan Council is back! While NASCAR and tracks have their own fan councils, most people don’t see the results of what fans are asked. That’s why I started a fan council last year where anyone could answer...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Jay Pennell While our 2012 fantasy season got off to a great start in Daytona, last weekend's race at Phoenix International Raceway proved even the hands-down favorite — in this case Kasey Kahne — can find trouble and ruin a fantasy day....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
Kobalt Tools 400 Entry List Las Vegas Motor Speedway Entry list for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Driver, Number, Make, Team Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Chevrolet, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Brad...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro Like every other NASCAR landing page on the web, Athlon Sports has a little fun each week ranking the drivers and teams of the Sprint Cup circuit. Our rankings go beyond how each finished the weekend prior and/or where they...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The second race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season — the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — served as a weekend of redemption for Denny Hamlin. Fuel-strategy-gone-bad at PIR wrecked his championship...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Vito Pugliese As if starting out the 2012 NASCAR season by getting turned mid-pack on the second lap of the Daytona 500, it was announced Wednesday that Chad Knaus, crew chief for the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, will be suspended...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
  by Matt Taliaferro   NASCAR has suspended Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec six races for C-posts on the No. 48 Chevrolet that the sanctioning body did not approve of in pre-qualifying inspection in...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long For a moment, well, actually about two hours on Monday night, it appeared as if the Daytona 500 would conclude one of the greatest weekends in racing upsets. As crews doused a jet fuel fire and then washed Turn 3 with Tide,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The 1979 Daytona 500 is considered by many to be the most noteworthy in the event’s 54-year history. A snowstorm blanketed much of the East Coast, providing a captivated audience; a last-lap battle for the win, ending in a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
2012 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup  1. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  2. Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  3. Tony Stewart, No. 14 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing  4. Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro As is usually the case, there was one wild and crazy Gatorade Duel race at Daytona International Speedway, and one much more staid. Such was the case on Thursday, when the field was set for the 54th annual Daytona 500. Tony...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Jay Pennell Sunday’s running of the 54th annual Daytona 500 begins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and it also marks the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR fantasy racing season. Fans across the land will be preparing their teams week-in and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The Daytona 500 will kick off another exciting NASCAR season on Sunday, as Tony Stewart tries to defend his Sprint Cup title against many worthy adversaries. The Budweiser Shootout was exciting last weekend with Kyle Busch...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago

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