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Oct 25
Saturday

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Second Practice Session Speeds

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning at Martinsville Speedway for their second Goody's 500 practice session, and posting the fastest lap of the session was the 2013 series champion, Jimmie Johnson, with a speed of 98.023 mph. Johnson's fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon, was second fastest with a lap speed of 97.699 mph, and they were followed by Martin Truex, Jr. (97.679 mph) who was third, pole-sitter Jamie McMurray (97.674) fourth and Kevin Harvick (97.664) was fifth. Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Brad Keselowski (97.638 mph) who was sixth, Kurt Busch (97.593) seventh, Brian Vickers (97.523) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (97.513) ninth and Clint Bowyer (97.453) posting the tenth fastest ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson has no desire to change crew chiefs

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Now that he’s eliminated from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship picture, Jimmie Johnson plans to spend as much time as possible working on his effort for 2015. On several occasions, including Friday at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson has referred ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Martinsville Speedway. He discussed his outlook on the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Martinsville’s history in NASCAR, short-track mentalities, readying for 2015 and ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup championship defense ends at Talladega

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Jimmie Johnson stood on pit road at Talladega Superspeedway late Sunday afternoon and “vividly remembered” missing a meal. It was a luncheon press conference in 2011, the year that a five-year Johnson reign as NASCAR champ was coming to ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Slips Into Eliminator Round

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon’s campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Ultimately, Gordon finished 26th, good enough to keep him in ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports’ Big One Comes In Form Of Elimination From Chase

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne all won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014, but they won’t win the championship, after being eliminated from the Chase following Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In a ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Gives Chevrolet Front-Row Starting Position at Talladega

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images AJ Allmendinger qualifies third as pairing leads Team Chevy contingent TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 18, 2014) – Jimmie Johnson and AJ Allmendinger led Team Chevy’s effortsSaturday in qualifying for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Johnson, in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet ... 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 Daunting Task
Posted 10.17.14
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 ...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
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.17.14
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 Chad Knaus, drafting at Talladega and other topics.   TALK A LITTLE ...FULL STORY »
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Talladega Superspeedway is a must-win scenario for three notable drivers
Posted 10.13.14
CONCORD, N.C.— When the smoke cleared, the dust settled, and the fists stopped flying on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, three of the most high-profile drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were back where they started. Six days earlier, in a race at Kansas Speedway fraught with peril ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Pressure’s off after calamity in Kansas; Thursday Charlotte Notebook
Posted 10.10.14
CONCORD, N.C.— When is a 39th-place finish at Kansas Speedway like a victory in the Daytona 500? Answer: When it takes the pressure off Dale Earnhardt Jr. No, that’s not a joke. Though a blown tire and a hard shot into the Turn 4 wall at Kansas made staying in the Chase ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.09.14
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 MINDSET AS YOU HEAD INTO CHARLOTTE, A TRACK WHERE YOU ...FULL STORY »
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The quick fix for the victims of Kansas? Win at Charlotte
Posted 10.06.14
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— There’s one gigantic mulligan available on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway—just one. And three drivers in particular will be fighting tooth-and-nail to take advantage of it. At Kansas Speedway, in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, the Wheel of Ill Fortune landed on “Wipeout” for Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and ...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 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 »
Contender Media Day Notebook; Featuring Talladega; Joey Logano and Keelan Harvick
Posted 10.01.14
Contenders concerned about Chase cut-off at Talladega: The key to surviving the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a three-race stretch that begins this Sunday at Kansas Speedway, then rolls into Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11 and finally ends Oct. 19 at Talladega Superspeedway, is to ...FULL STORY »


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