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Mar 06
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Jimmie Johnson primed for the bright lights of Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowes Chevrolet, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images By the end of Sunday's KOBALT 400 (3:00 p.m. ET on FOX) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, don't be surprised if a familiar face is front-and-center. That would be Jimmie Johnson. When NASCAR revamped the criteria to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup during the offseason – all but guaranteeing a spot in the playoff format to race winners – analysts and fans alike assumed Johnson would be one of the drivers to punch a ticket to the postseason. Many believe that Johnson will lock up a spot for the Chase sooner than later – and Las Vegas is the perfect track to do so. Five times, Johnson has logged his first win of a season during the first three ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS The Profit on CNBC 500 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, DRIVER OF THE NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with media today at Phoenix International Raceway to discuss being back at PIR, differences in setup from last year’s race here, his influence on Dale Earnhardt Jr., and more. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt was determined to seize the moment in Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with the the Harley J. Earl trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In one crucially important respect, this was a different Dale Earnhardt Jr. In another respect, this was the same Dale Earnhardt Jr. we have known since his childhood. The "different" Dale Jr. was the one who raced ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson gains speed after wrecking two cars at Daytona

NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Perhaps the third time really is the charm for Jimmie Johnson. After wrecking his primary Daytona 500 car in the second 150-mile qualifying Budweiser Duel at Daytona on Thursday, Johnson was down two No. 48 Chevrolets. He had ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson

NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed the process of getting a third car ready for the Daytona 500 after being involved in a crash in Thursday’s Budweiser ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin Wins Budweiser Duel No. 2; Big One Ignites On Last Lap

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Daytona 500 Lineup is Set Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing to back-to-back victories in the Budweiser Duel on Thursday night at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, but a last lap wreck created carnage and will send some of the Daytona 500 ... FULL STORY »

2014 Daytona Speedweeks NASCAR Media Day Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson

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 the 2014 NASCAR Daytona Media Day and discussed: changes in qualifying procedures; outlook for the season; changes in the Chase; racing at Daytona and other topics. Q.        ... FULL STORY »



Dale Earnhardt Jr & Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson team up with Valvoline for Reinvention Project
Posted 02.10.14
Hendrick Motorsports challenges fans to re-create drivers’ reinvented American classic trucks for a chance to win a truck of their own  Lexington, Ky. (February 10, 2014) – ValvolineTM and Hendrick Motorsports today announced a first-of-its-kind consumer challenge called the Reinvention Project. Valvoline is working with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Jimmie Johnson ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowes Chevrolet, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Will possible Chase changes help or hurt Jimmie Johnson?
Posted 01.28.14
CHARLOTTE, NC— The possible changes to the way NASCAR determines its Sprint Cup Series champion caught Jimmie Johnson off guard. But that doesn't mean the driver of the No. 48 isn't ready to take on a new system—and prevail. In Thursday's state of the sport address, NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France ...FULL STORY »
Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead Notebook
Posted 11.17.13
Homestead Notebook The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season came to a close on Sunday afternoon with Jimmie Johnson doing what we all expected him to do, win his sixth championship. Denny Hamlin won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway offering a bright spot for a dismal season at ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, poses with the winner's trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR
Denny Hamlin Scores Popular Win At Homestead; Jimmie Johnson Earns Six-Pack
Posted 11.17.13
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) is over with a fresh face in victory lane and the usual suspect hoisting the championship trophy in the season-finale Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Denny Hamlin, in the No. 11 FexEx Toyota Camry extended his consecutive years of winning to eight, ...FULL STORY »
Granny Grump
Johnson, California And Other Stuff, Not In That order
Posted 11.22.10
Hello loyal readers and other folks. I am finally back home just in time for Thanksgivin' and boy howdy do I have a lot to be thankful for this year, let me tell you that right now. First off I am so very thankful to be home. My niece called ...FULL STORY »


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