Jimmie Johnson Articles

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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
Prior to Jimmie Johnson’s win in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on May 12, it seemed Hendrick Motorsports would never get that elusive 200th Cup win. Its 16-race slide in between wins was relative in NASCAR terms, but for an organization lugging...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has hit the all-star break this week, with no fantasy racing on the schedule. With the brief break in action, now is a great time to assess your year up to this point in the season, examine a few trends through...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The Long and Short of It Brad Keselowski’s victory in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega did more than put him in position to make the Chase again, it reaffirmed his position as one of the sport’s top drivers. Over the past 26 races — the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
1. Greg Biffle   Found himself in roughly the same position at Talladega as he was in at Daytona ... which isn’t bad when you’re clicking off top 5s like it’s the ARCA Series. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Doesn’t seem able to finish outside...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Quick, what do the names Kevin Conway and Andy Lally have in common? Are they: A) Two prominent Wall Street investment bankers B) Battling for the same role in One Life To Live C) Americans running in the Tour de France D) The 2010 and 2011...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Nine races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and each team in approaching Sunday's Aaron's 499 with varying goals in mind. Often viewed as a “wild card” race, teams will be working on different agendas as the field jockeys for position inches...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Nine races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and each team in approaching Sunday's Aaron's 499 with varying goals in mind. Often viewed as a “wild card” race, teams will be working on different agendas as the field jockeys for position inches...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Nine races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and each team in approaching Sunday's Aaron's 499 with varying goals in mind. Often viewed as a “wild card” race, teams will be working on different agendas as the field jockeys for position inches...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Nine races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and each team in approaching Sunday's Aaron's 499 with varying goals in mind. Often viewed as a “wild card” race, teams will be working on different agendas as the field jockeys for position inches...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The Long and Short of It What was supposed to be a celebration has become a burden for Hendrick Motorsports. Mired in a 15-race winless drought, its longest since 2002-03, the organization remains at 199 Cup victories as the series heads to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Richmond, Talladega, Darlington and Charlotte stretch unequalled on Cup schedule Much was made of the first five races of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule being run on diametrically diverse tracks. From the season opening restrictor plate...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Richmond International Raceway for some good ol’ fashioned short track racing in the hopes of putting on an exciting race — something many fans are clamoring for after a dull month. Typically one...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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