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May 23
Friday

As Kurt Busch faces Sunday double, crash at Indy was a valuable lesson

Kurt Busch driver of the #26 Honda talks to Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda during practice for the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C.— Kurt Busch often has a unique perspective, but being glad he wrecked his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500—isn’t that taking things a bit too far? Not when you hear Busch explain it. “When I made the mistake on Monday, it was because I just started to tell myself, ‘Settle in, get into this 500-mile rhythm, and know that you have 600 miles later on,’” said Busch, who will attempt the Indy 500/Coca-Cola 600 double on Sunday. “It was the setup I had from the previous Thursday, where I was the most comfortable during drafting practice." “I made some adjustments inside the car, didn’t stay on top of Turns 1 and 2. The south end of the track ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Puts Chevrolet SS on Pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, poses with Rachel Rupert, Miss Coors Light, after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Sixth Consecutive Race Team Chevy Leads Field to Green  CONCORD, NC. – May, 22, 2014 – Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup points paying race winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), put his No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet SS on pole for Sunday’s ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Earns Coca-Cola 600 Pole; First Of Season

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, poses with Rachel Rupert, Miss Coors Light, after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (May 21, 2014 - Source: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Six-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson earned his first Coors Light pole of the season Thursday night at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Johnson will look for his first victory of the ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, celebrates after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) defending champion, Jimmie Johnson, with a qualifying lap speed of 194.911 m.p.h., captured the 2014 Coca-Cola 600 Coors Light Pole Award Thursday night. This was Johnson's first series pole of the season, his thirty-third ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOTIC CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his experience of voting in the Hall of Fame, challenges with the new rules package, IndyCar racing, and more.  YESTERDAY YOU GOT TO CAST YOUR BALLOT FOR THE ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Appearance Highlights “The 48 Family Experience” Ticket Package for July 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

Daytona International Speedway Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A popular ticket package for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday night, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway has returned. Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and the two-time Daytona 500 winner, will team up once ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson searching for all-star springboard

Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Despite the pressure brought on by the star-studded lights, thousands of screaming fans and a million-dollar prize on the line, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is, well, "keeping it cool" this weekend at Charlotte ... FULL STORY »



Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment Join Forces with Hendrick Motorsports
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment Join Forces with Hendrick Motorsports
Posted 05.15.14
Unique Partnership Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend Superman CONCORD, N.C. (May 15, 2014) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), in conjunction with DC Entertainment (DCE), has joined forces with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports in a unique three-year agreement that will allow the team and its partners to ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 05.14.14
An interview with: JIMMIE JOHNSON THE MODERATOR:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Today we're joined by Jimmie Johnson.  Jimmie made his first Sprint Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2001 and he's currently tied with Bobby Allison and Darrel Waltrip for the all‑time wins lead at the speedway with six victories. Jimmie, a win this ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 05.09.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed not having a win in 2014, the potential to change up the All-Star format and many other topics. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR FANS WHO MIGHT BE CONCERNED THAT YOU HAVEN’T WON ...FULL STORY »
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Jimmie Johnson Headlines Kid-Focused Events for Pocono 400
Posted 05.06.14
Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray to Visit Bowlopolis Kids Day on Saturday LONG POND, PA (May 6, 2014) – Pocono Raceway will host the fourth-annual Jimmie Johnson Fan Experience, which includes an exclusive, kids-focused question-and-answer session with the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, prior to the start of the Pocono 400 on Sunday, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 05.02.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S/VALSPAR RESERVE CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the new drafting format at Talladega, making the Chase on points, his intermediate program, how is mother influenced his racing career, and more.  ON THE JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION AND HELMET OF HOPE “First of all, I just want to ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Cool-Down Lap: The biggest surprises of the 2014 NASCAR season so far
Posted 04.28.14
After Saturday night’s knock-down, drag-out war at Richmond International Raceway, the first third of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over. Nine of the first 26 regular-season races have been run, and Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske have recorded three victories each. In and of themselves, those results could be considered ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Kobalt Tools) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 04.25.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Richmond International Raceway and discussed his lack of a win thus far in 2014, his thoughts on the potential reduction of horsepower in 2015 and many other topics.  Full Transcript: IT’S BEEN A GOOD TRACK FOR ...FULL STORY »
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‘Have-Nots’ have the headlines going into Richmond
Posted 04.24.14
RICHMOND, Va. – Typically, talk going into a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race centers on who has been winning. You know. The 'haves.' This week, going into Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET on FOX), the key storyline focuses on the 'have-nots.' Jimmie Johnson ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Earns Second Win of 2014
Posted 04.13.14
Chevrolet SS Sweeps the Podium at Darlington DARLINGTON, SC – (APRIL 12, 2014) – Team Chevy crossed the finish line occupying the top three spots at the conclusion of the Bojangles Southern 500, the eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to open the 2014 season.  After the first seven races the series ...FULL STORY »


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