Tag Archive: Jimmie Johnson

Jul 14

Kyle Busch clinches 2016 ESPYs win

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Earns Additional Hardware at Awards Show

DSC_0249 The 24th annual ESPY Awards got a little “rowdy” as reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch was named Best Driver at last night’s ceremony. He received the most votes among fellow nominees 2015 IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon, 2015 Formula One World Driver’s Champion Lewis Hamilton, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi, and 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders-Stevens. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Jimmie Johnson wins Auto Club 400 in California

Johnson swoops in to score overtime victory at Fontana

Superman unfurls his cape, Johnson wins in FontanaJimmie Johnson captured his second overtime victory of the season, swooping to the start/finish line at the Auto Club 400 for his 77th career victory. With the win, Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt for seventh all-time in NASCAR victories.

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Feb 29

Jimmie Johnson wins at Atlanta, ties Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins

“It’s such an honor” – Johnson

‫Jimmie Johnson-Atlanta - photo  © Nascar Getty Images - Jeff Zelevansky With wrecks erupting behind him, Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — and then he remembered. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas

Jimmie Johnson foiled Brad Keselowski‘s dominant day Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, rallying to win the AAA Texas 500

Johnson laughs about Kenseth tweetJohnson led just six laps but denied the eight remaining contenders in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs an automatic berth among the championship-eligible quartet. His fifth win of the season was his sixth at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track and the 75th of his premier-series career. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victory

Kenseth quickly exhibited his mastery of the high-drag aerodynamic package

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victoryFrom Matt Kenseth‘s point of view, the competition package NASCAR used at Michigan International Speedway could well have had a big, bright bow on it. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Eldora and Indianapolis

Human Torch Kyle Busch goes for Fantastic Fourth Victory of the season and Third Straight

NASCAR logoWinner of the past two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and three of the last four events, Kyle Busch will attempt to become the first driver since Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to take the checkered flag in three consecutive races when he gets behind the wheel for Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network).

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May 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Dover

Johnson attempts to join quartet of NASCAR Hall of Famers with 10 or more wins at single track

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson will attempt to become just the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with 10 or more wins at a single track in Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

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May 10

Johnson holds off Harvick for Kansas win

Strategy play to stay on older tires late pays off for six-time Cup champ

Johnson holds off Harvick for Kansas winThanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Bristol Motor Speedway

Perfect 10: Three drivers look to continue top-10 streaks at Bristol

Bristol Motor Speedway logo No driver has opened a season with seven consecutive top 10s since Jimmie Johnson in 2005. Until now. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Jimmie Johnson wins Duck Commander 500

Tussle of champions: Jimmie Johnson outduels Kevin Harvick – Six-time champ gets first spring win at 1.5-mile track

Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson continued his recent domination of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th annual Duck Commander 500.

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Nov 02

Jimmie Johnson pulls out victory at Texas

Wins third straight November race at Texas as Chasers fight

Jimmie Johnson held off Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Oct 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Big names, bigger goal: win and advance, or else

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson (six) and Brad Keselowski (one) have accounted for seven of the last eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships. The two drivers better hurry if either hopes to increase that figure to eight-of-nine. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Harvick wins Charlotte night race with restart

Ganassi drivers play Chase spoilers among top 10

Kevin Harvick - photo © Chris Trotman NASCAR via Getty Images The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

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Oct 06

Joey Logano wins wild race at Kansas

Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. and Keselowski among those involved in incidents

Chase-logo In a race that saw Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fall by the wayside, Joey Logano earned a ticket to the Eliminator Round of the Chase with a hard-fought victory in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson’s Rebound Has Hendrick Chasing Record

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson’s recent, dramatic turnaround has placed him squarely into the middle of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship discussion, while also fueling yet another run of excellence for Hendrick Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Jimmie Johnson gets first-ever win at Michigan

Defending Sprint Cup Series champion has won three of last four races

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series At long last, Jimmie Johnson knows what it feels like to visit Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway.

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Jun 03

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Reversal Of Fortune: Johnson Quickly Causing People To Rethink ‘14

NASCAR logo Having gone from a winless driver to a winner of two races in a row, Jimmie Johnson no longer looks like a struggling reigning series champion. Suddenly, he looks completely capable of winning a record-tying seventh title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Johnson pulls away for second consecutive victory

Jimmie Johnson wins for ninth time at Dover

Jimmie Johnson- Dover - photo © Rainier Ehrhardt Getty  Images Jimmie Johnson had yet another a strong performance at Dover International Speedway, and he held off Brad Keselowski on a late restart to win for a record ninth time at the track in Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

May 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Winless streak snapped, Johnson eyes return to championship form

NASCAR logo Well, now that that’s out of the way, we can resume our regularly-scheduled regimen of highlighting races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule without talking about Jimmie Johnson being winless in 2014. The six-time series champion became a first time 2014 winner this past Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Jimmie Johnson ends drought, wins Coca-Cola 600

Six-time premier-series champ wins at Charlotte for a record-breaking seventh time

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Though fans and pundits of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing seemed inordinately concerned about Johnson’s “drought,” the six-time series champion said repeatedly that a victory would come.

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