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Oct 17
Friday

Jimmie Johnson’s Daunting Task

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images For practical purposes, if Jimmie Johnson hopes to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he has to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega, the cutoff race for the Contender Round. Despite pondering possible strategies for the race, Johnson says he hasn’t come up with a definitive way to approach the make-or-break event. “I’ve put a lot of time and thought into my approach for this weekend,” Johnson said. “There really isn’t a clear vision for how to make it work. Racing for it can get you in trouble. Riding can get you in trouble. If you ride at some point, you have to go to the front. With this rules package, it’s much more difficult ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway. He discussed the pressures of advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and racing at Talladega, his relationship with crew chief ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to rediscover magic after decade-long ‘Dega drought

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images At one point in time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated Talladega Superspeedway in such a way that only one word could describe him: Untouchable. From 2001-04, Earnhardt rattled off a track-record four consecutive victories, followed by two straight runner-up finishes and ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne, DRIVER of the #5 Pepsi Chevrolet, speaks with the media after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 PEPSI CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his chances this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his thoughts on Danica Patrick’s progress this season and many other topics. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his surprise birthday party and many other topics. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed racing at Charlotte, past success here, season to-date, performance in the Chase, Jeff Gordon and other topics. Full transcript: TALK ABOUT YOUR ... FULL STORY »

Junior’s Crew Chief Has Unfinished Business At This Weekend’s Bank of America 500

Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo) CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2014) -- Nobody could ever accuse Steve Letarte of being a late bloomer. In 1996, when most 16-year-olds were serving up burgers at a local fast food joint, Letarte was already working full time for Hendrick Motorsports. ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Missed Opportunity: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecks while leading at Kansas
Posted 10.05.14
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was with a sense of renewed hope that Dale Earnhardt Jr. began Sunday’s opening race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway. It was with a feeling of missed opportunity that he left Kansas after the Hollywood ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes take hit in Kansas
Posted 10.05.14
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When Jimmie Johnson emerged from the infield care center about a quarter of the way through Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, there was nothing wrong with him physically. Badly beaten and badly bruised, however, were his hopes of winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.03.14
Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway, Jeff Gordon - with a lap speed of 196.257mph - was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400. Kevin Harvick was second quickest with a lap speed of 196.178mph, and he was followed by Greg Biffle ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.03.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed is view of the three races in the ‘Contender’ round of the Chase, the importance of winning prior to Talladega, his expectations of the race track at Kansas, the importance of track position, and more. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHT ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Jr (Diet Mtn Dew) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 10.03.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed turning 40 years old next week, his relationship with Ned Yost, his current position in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and many other topics.  CAN YOU REFLECT A ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates with his team in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon adds to his legacy with Dover win
Posted 09.29.14
DOVER, Del.— With all the jockeying for Chase positions in the middle of the field, it was difficult at times to focus on what was happening at the front of the field in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. At the end of the day, Jeff Gordon took the checkered ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates with his team in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Gordon makes a statement in final Challenger Round race at Dover
Posted 09.28.14
DOVER, Del.—Now we are 12. Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag in Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, but four other drivers got the axe in the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup elimination race in the history of the sport. AJ Allmendinger, 2004 series champion Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit:: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2014 NSCS AAA 400 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 09.28.14
Jeff Gordon closed out round 1 of the new format in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) "Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship" Sunday with the victory over Brad Keselowski, as he tamed "the Monster Mile" at Dover International Speedway in the AAA 400. This was Gordon's fourth series win of the ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's/Kobalt) in car - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
2014 NSCS AAA 400 Q&A with Jimme Johnson
Posted 09.26.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the unforgiving nature of Dover International Speedway, the new rules package and tire testing, the pressures of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format and more. AS THE WINNER OF THE LAST TWO RACES HERE AT ...FULL STORY »


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