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Mar 28
Saturday

Short Strokes

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Logo Martinsville ace Denny Hamlin paced Saturday’s first practice session with a lap at 97.113 mph, and defending STP 500 winner Kurt Busch topped Happy Hour at 97.098 mph… Eight-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson slowed during the first practice, thinking he might have lost a cylinder. But the crew diagnosed and fixed an electrical issue, and Johnson was soon back up to speed, posting the second fastest time in the session at 96.988 mph… A day before the actual race, drivers already were showing their short-track tempers. Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick gave Jamie McMurray’s Chevrolet a tap during Happy Hour, upset with what he considered continued blocking. Austin Dillon and Danica Patrick battled for five straight laps, trading some ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports Primed For Paperclip Win

Hendrick Motorsports Logo Heading into the eighth race of its debut 1984 season at Martinsville Speedway, Rick Hendrick was ready to shut down his fledgling All Star Racing team the next Monday. Plans changed following the race, however. Geoffrey Bodine piloted Hendrick’s No. 5 ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 5 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 3 top-10 finishes 176 laps led Career 476 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 295 top-10 finishes 17,327 laps led Martinsville ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

Hendrick Motorsports Logo HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT MARTINSVILLE: Hendrick Motorsports has recorded its most wins, top-five finishes and top-10s at Martinsville. The organization has 22 victories there, with Earnhardt most recently reaching Victory Lane for the first time at the short track last season, ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview

Hendrick Motorsports Logo HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT FONTANA: In 25 Cup events at Fontana, Hendrick Motorsports has nine wins, five pole positions, 31 top-five finishes and 44 top-10s. A victory this weekend would make Fontana the 11th track where Hendrick Motorsports has 10 or ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS Rendition No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 4 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 2 top-10 finishes 176 laps led Career 475 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 294 top-10 finishes 17,327 laps ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Jogs A Lap Around Martinsville Speedway With Students

Jimmie Johnson Jogs A Lap Around Martinsville Speedway With Students MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 11, 2015) – Jimmie Johnson has an amazing track record at Martinsville Speedway … eight Sprint Cup wins, enough wins to be the favorite every time NASCAR’s big boys roll into town. But Wednesday Johnson was pushed to ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS CampingWorld.com 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.10.15
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 3 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 2 top-10 finishes 176 laps led Career 474 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 294 top-10 finishes 17,327 laps led Phoenix Career  23 starts 4 wins 2 pole positions 14 top-five finishes 18 top-10 finishes 933 laps ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, kisses the wall during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Mounting Tire Problems Prove Costly For Dominant Jimmie Johnson
Posted 03.08.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev – Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway pre-race favorite Jimmie Johnson saw a strong performance in a race adorning his sponsor’s name thwarted by tire problems Sunday. Climbing from his ninth place starting position, Johnson’s No. 48 Kobalt Chevrolet took a commanding control of the race on Lap ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.07.15
Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 187.637 MPH, was the quickest Saturday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Second quickest in the session was Joey Logano with a lap speed of 186.916 MPH, and he ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.07.15
Early Saturday afternoon (ET - Eastern Time) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had their second Kobalt 400 practice session, and at the top of the speed chart it was Jimmie Johnson with the fastest lap speed of 191.891 MPH. Ryan Newman was second fastest ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Jimmie Johnson (Kobalt Tools) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
Jimmie Johnson goes for jackpot in Las Vegas
Posted 03.05.15
After clinching a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berth with his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday, one might surmise Jimmie Johnson could race stress free until the opener of NASCAR’s playoffs at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20. Think again. Johnson has a huge weight on his shoulders this weekend ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's/Kobalt) in car - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.03.15
No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 2nd in standings 2 starts 1 wins 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 2 top-10 finishes 131 laps led Career 473 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 294 top-10 finishes 17,282 laps led Las Vegas Career  13 starts 4 wins 0 pole positions 5 top-five finishes 8 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Crew Chief Greg Ives - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Late Mishap Squelches Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chances
Posted 03.01.15
Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have had a car capable of challenging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson late in Sunday’s race at Atlanta, but Earnhardt never got a chance to find out—thanks to an unlucky turn of events. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet ran over a wad of tape on the track ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Johnson Leads Chevrolet SS Sweep or Top-Three at Atlanta
Posted 03.01.15
Fourth win in six races for Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (March 1, 2015) – Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS led another strong effort for Team Chevy at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to claim victory in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson Wins Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (March. 1, 2015) – Kevin Harvick blew an engine in practice and went to the back of the field for the start of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He said it was just a chance to put on a better show. Harvick certainly did, charging from ...FULL STORY »


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