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Sep 11
Thursday

Chase Notebook: Confidence is high for 6-time champ Jimmie Johnson as Chase approaches

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 CHICAGO— For those who question the strength of the No. 48 team, driver Jimmie Johnson says he’s more confident entering the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this year than he was last year when he won his sixth championship. For those who say the No. 48 Chevy lacks speed, Johnson says he has plenty. In fact, Johnson expects to be one of four drivers racing for the championship under NASCAR’s new playoff format, which will see four drivers eliminated at the end of each three-race round. The four remaining drivers then race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the highest finisher winning the championship. Never mind that Johnson hasn’t won a race since mid-June, when he won at Michigan to score his third victory ... FULL STORY »

Now that the Chase field is set, it’s time to rate the likely winners

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship Logo The 26th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over, and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set. We’re about to get our first look at NASCAR’s new Chase format, which features three elimination rounds ... FULL STORY »

Saturday Richmond International Raceway Notebook

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images) Johnson treated for dehydration following Richmond Sprint Cup race: RICHMOND, Va. – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had all he could do to physically make it to the finish of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Treated For Dehydration Following Richmond Race

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 Reining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson suffered from dehydration following Saturday night’s race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The six-time Cup champion drove his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS back to pit road after the event, but needed ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson’s prognostication is a good omen for Greg Biffle; Plus Friday Richmond Notebook

2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images RICHMOND, Va.— Jimmie Johnson has good news for Greg Biffle—if the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion happens to be right, that is. Biffle currently is the last driver inside the Chase grid on points, and he'd love for Johnson's handicapping ... FULL STORY »

Johnson Leads the Way for Chevrolet at Bristol

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS, finished fourth and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, finished twelfth Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing) Four Team Chevy Drivers Finish in the Top 10 BRISTOL, Tenn. – August 23, 2014 – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson led the way for Team Chevy in his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS at the Irwin Tools Night ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S /JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed recent bad luck, the upcoming Chase, today’s rule change announced by NASCAR, and more. AFTER YOUR WIN HERE AT MICHIGAN IN JUNE, TALK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ... FULL STORY »



AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
AJ Allmendinger learning patience as Sprint Cup team progresses; Plus Saturday Notebook
Posted 08.09.14
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.— AJ Allmendinger is an excellent road-course racer with a chance to win Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen (1 p.m. ET on ESPN). He’s also a realist. Allmendinger knows that, even if he wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International and qualifies for the Chase, ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 08.01.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET met with media and discussed his performance thus far, the impact of a crew chief suspension, the Brickyard 400 and Jeff Gordon’s win there, and more. WHAT IS YOUR OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND AT POCONO? “I’m excited to be back. We had a very strong car ...FULL STORY »
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Atlanta Motor Speedway to host six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson on Aug. 6th at Dantanna’s and the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Posted 07.30.14
HAMPTON, Ga. (July 30, 2014) — Six-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson will visit Atlanta on Wed., Aug 6 and participate in a host of activities in preparation of the Atlanta 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Labor Day Weekend. Fans will have the opportunity to qualify ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Kobalt Tools) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 07.26.14
Defending 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Jimmie Johnson - with a lap speed of 189.298mph - was the fastest in Saturday morning's final practice session for Sunday's John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 188.494mph, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's/Kobalt) in car - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 07.25.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S/KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed changes he would make to the 2015 schedule, his favorite Brickyard 400 memories and many other topics. MODERATOR: We are now joined by Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Getty Images
2014 NSCS Camping World RV Sales 301 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 07.11.14
Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 135.313mph, was the quickest early Friday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson, was second quickest with a ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Camping World RV Sales 301 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 07.11.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with media and discussed racing at New Hampshire, testing for future Chase races, the upcoming off-weekend, the newly-formed RTA, and more.  YOU HAVE THREE WINS HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL THIS WEEKEND “We’ve had great cars and things have ...FULL STORY »
The helmet of Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, is seen in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 07.03.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOTIC CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr., plate racing at Daytona and how it compares with Talladega, and more. Full Transcript: YOU ARE A THREE-TIME WINNER THIS SEASON. TALK ABOUT COMING TO DAYTONA WHEN WE’RE ALMOST AT THE MIDPOINT OF ...FULL STORY »
Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
Friday Notebook: Kentucky possible gateway to Chase; Plus Jimmie Johnson; Brendan Gaughan
Posted 06.27.14
Kentucky possible gateway to Chase: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just their fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races, the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts has produced three different race winners, as well as three different pole sitters (2011 pole sitter ...FULL STORY »


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