Jimmie Johnson Articles

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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
  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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
2012 Daytona 500 Entry List by Matt Taliaferro Forty-nine teams are entered for the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Forty-three cars will qualify for The Great American Race. The front row for the event will be determined in qualifying on...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
2012 Budweiser Shootout by Matt Taliaferro Thirty three drivers are eligible for NASCAR's 2012 Budweiser Shootout. The Shootout, which unofficially kicks off Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, will be televised on Saturday, Feb. 18...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
5 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
5 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  It’s tough to rank Stewart ahead of Carl Edwards or vise versa, but Smoke gets the edge here because he’s throwing wins on the board — and that’s fun to watch. 2. Carl Edwards  His consistency —...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
5 years ago
Article originally published in 2005 Athlon Sports Racing annual 1. Should Junior’s expletive have cost him 25 points and had a potentially significant effect on the Championship? Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the most popular driver award and...
Athlon Sports
5 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Momentum has clearly swung in Smoke’s favor. He’s always been a streaky driver, and now that he’s “on” it may be hard for Carl Edwards to hold him off. 2. Carl Edwards  Averaging a 5.6-place...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: AAA Texas 500 Track: Texas Motor Speedway Location: Fort Worth, Texas When: Sunday, Nov. 6 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1.5-mile quad-oval; Banking/Turns: 24°; Banking/Quad-Oval: 18°; Banking/...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards Talladega and Martinsville were the wild card tracks, and the two Edwards and crew were most apprehensive about. They went into ’Dega with a five-point lead and left Martinsville up eight. 2. Tony Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Prior to NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, Tony Stewart stated that his inclusion in the playoffs may simply be wasting a spot in lieu of another, more worthy contender. Three victories later, the two-time Cup champion...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago
by Vito Pugliese There’s a reason why Talladega continues to endure and endear itself to NASCAR Nation. Vito Pugliese provides a first-hand account of this past weekend’s racing from the 2.66-mile behemoth. While some experiments and...
Matt Taliaferro
5 years ago

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