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Jimmie Johnson
It seemed a formality that once Martin Truex Jr. had fended off a vicious challenge from Jimmie Johnson that Michael Waltrip Racing would score its first Sprint Cup Series win since 2010. Truex had led 173 laps and seemed on virtual cruise...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
Typically known for dealing with the thunderous roar of tornadoes, this weekend the Sprint Cup Series storms into Kansas for the STP 400. Sunday’s race will be the 12th for the Sprint Cup Series at the Kansas Speedway, and the last on the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Greg Biffle  Cemented his status as the points leader with an impressive win in Texas. Biffle has yet to finish worse than 13th this season, and is looking forward to Kansas — one of his best tracks — this weekend....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Matt Taliaferro The NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings have always been more consistency-based than win-centric. This season alone, two-time race winner Tony Stewart found himself third in the standings behind winless drivers Greg Biffle and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
2012 surprises, tips for the track and listening to NASCAR on SiriusXM Radio by Dustin Long A weekend without racing didn’t mean that the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had a break. While offering opinions throughout the season, the Backseat...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
Taking Stock of the 2012 Sprint Cup at the Easter Break Six weeks into the 2012 NASCAR season, the Sprint Cup Series heads into the first of only two off-weekends of the year. With no race this weekend, and thus no fantasy picks to make, let’s...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
Exploring the lack of yellow flags in the Sprint Cup Series this season by Tom Bowles For years, NASCAR has given new meaning to the phrase “contact sport.” With 43 cars in close proximity at tracks as little as a half-mile in length, it’s...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jimmie Johnson
by Dustin Long Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had much to talk about in regards to Martinsville. From their thoughts on David Reutimann trying to make it to the end but causing a late-race caution to the racing in both the Sprint...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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

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