Tag Archive: Jimmie Johnson

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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Apr 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Over-Wait: When will Johnson, Kenseth quench wins thirst?

NASCAR logo Here’s a stat that properly illustrates how weird this Jimmie Johnson/Matt Kenseth “drought” is: The last time neither won any of the first eight races, Johnson wasn’t even in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series yet.

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Apr 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

New Championship Format Plays No Favorites

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth finished 1-2 in last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship standings, theoretically establishing them as favorites for the 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Kurt Busch edges Johnson for Martinsville win

Busch snaps 83-race winless streak with Martinsville victory

Kurt Bush - photo © NASCAR Media On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as “The Outlaw” committed highway robbery.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top Performances

Jimmie Johnson Wins Sixth Championship; Gen-6 Cars Debut With Speed, Style

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson took a giant step toward joining NASCAR’s pantheon of legends. And he did it in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Gen-6 race car, which made its debut in record-setting fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Jimmie Johnson wins 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Hendrick Motorsports celebrates record-extending 11th Series Title

Jimmie Johnson - photo © Sean Gardner - NASCAR via Getty Images Jimmie Johnson took another step closer to stock car racing history on Sunday, claiming his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR heavyweight slugfest heads to Texas

NASCAR logo Deadlocked.  Through seven rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, two heavyweights have battled to a draw. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson boast identical point totals – 2,294 – entering Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Oct 28

Late pass gives Gordon first win of 2013

Victory is eighth at Martinsville for veteran; Kenseth, Johnson tied atop standings

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesJeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson several years ago.

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Oct 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Martinsville: Home of Eventual Champions

NASCAR logo One word describes Jimmie Johnson’s performance at Martinsville Speedway: Phenomenal. And even that might be understating it. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Alonso best paid driver in motor sport – Forbes

Forbes said the Ferrari driver earns $30 million per year

2013-06-09_1451Fernando Alonso has emerged as clearly the highest earning driver in the entire world of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Jul 08

Jimmie Johnson wins Coke Zero 400, sweeps at Daytona

First to sweep events in a season at Daytona since 1982

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesIt’s hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don’t tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated at Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion — and reached another milestone at the World Center of Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Stewart wins at Dover; Johnson denied

Stewart takes advantage of Johnson getting black-flagged on late restart

Tony Stewart - Victoire DoverA penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Johnson repeats for fourth All-Star victory

Five-time Cup champ storms away in final 10-lap shootout

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The Brothers Busch won the first four segments of Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one the counted — the 10-lap dash to the finish — and continued to build his legacy, not to mention his bank account. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Kasey Kahne’s Hendrick resume gets better and better

NASCAR logoCall it motivation from within. And Rick Hendrick likely wouldn’t have it any other way. Jimmie Johnson’s road to a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship well might converge with those of one or more Hendrick Motorsports teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Jimmie Johnson wins for eighth time at Martinsville

Johnson first to get second win in 2013 following victory at Daytona

2012-10-30_0008Leading 347 of 500 laps in Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Martinsville: Rough and Tumble ride for all

2012-10-30_0008There are no givens at Martinsville Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, winners of 11 of the last 20 races at the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track, can speak eloquently to that as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series steamrolls into Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500.

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Feb 27

NASCAR National Series News and Notes (+ Fast Facts)

Phoenix offers Johnson Opportunity, Challenges

Phoenix International logoNASCAR logoCan Jimmie Johnson do it again? NASCAR’s media corps predicted Johnson will win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season in the preseason poll. And that was before last Sunday, when Johnson raced his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a second Daytona 500 victory.

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Feb 25

NSCS Race Recap: Jimmie Johnson holds off Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Daytona 500 victory (updated with results)

Mark Martin ran third, Polesitter Danica Patrick came home eighth

Daytona 500 new logoNASCAR - Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson sped away from the field after a restart with six laps left in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and held off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 55th running of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Five-Time champ Jimmie Johnson reaches 400 starts at Daytona

Johnson has produced at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup wins per season for the last 11 consecutive seasons

NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson2011-02-20_0111Few athletes have ascended to the top of their sport like Jimmie Johnson, who will be making his 400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 24 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

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