Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson To Split Following 2018 Season

Hendrick Motorsports has named new crew chiefs for the organization’s Nos. 24 and 48 NASCAR Cup Series teams, effective at the conclusion of the 2018 racing season. The assignments represent new roles for veterans Chad Knaus and Darian Grubb, along with the return to Hendrick Motorsports of Kevin Meendering. The responsibilities for 2019 include:

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Larson Makes It Onto Round Of 12 After Johnson, Earnhardt Incidents In Final Corner On Final Lap

CONCORD, NC – The opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs came down to the final turn on the final lap. Jimmie Johnson was well on his way to his first top five finish since May 27 and well on his way to a second round playoff berth. He was running in second in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 heading into the final few corners on the infield portion of the front stretch. All he had to do was take it easy and finish there and he…

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Johnson Could Be Potential Race Winner In Richmond But Struggling In Practice

Heading into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Jimmie Johnson is riding a 50 race winless streak. That’s the longest he’s ever gone in his 17 year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career without reaching victory lane. But, maybe this is the weekend that his drought ends. Yes, I’m saying that Johnson, a driver without a top five finish since May 27 can get a win on Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway. I mean, he’s a seven time series champion and 83 race winner.…

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Can Jimmie Johnson Get Back On Track This Weekend At Indy? He Says So

Jimmie Johnson’s playoff berth for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series isn’t a guarantee despite heading into the regular season finale 15th in the standings. But, if the seven-time champion wants to even do any damage in the playoffs, he knows that he needs to enter the postseason with some momentum.  Unfortunately, Johnson hasn’t had much of it lately. He hasn’t had a top five finish since May 27 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. That was just his second top five finish all season. He had four all of…

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Jimmie Johnson Leaves Darlington With 39th Place Finish

Jimmie Johnson doesn’t have much room for error in next Sunday’s 25th Running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion sits 15th out of 16 drivers in the current playoff standings. He’s 87 points up on the bubble. While that should be a healthy margin, it may not be next weekend in Indy. While Johnson is a four-time Brickyard 400 champion, bubble drivers like Jamie McMurray (2010), Paul Menard (2011) and Ryan Newman (2013) are all past winners…

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Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Looking Strong So Far This Weekend In Darlington

It’s been over a year since Jimmie Johnson last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He won three races all of last year but none since June 4. In fact, he only has six total top five finishes since the start of the 2017 season and none since May 27. So, why am I picking Johnson as a favorite this weekend? It’s simple. 

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Jimmie Johnson’s Winless Drought Could End Saturday In Bristol

Jimmie Johnson is in the midst of his longest winless drought of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Despite having 83 career Cup Series wins, he hasn’t made a trip to victory lane in well over a year. The last victory for his No. 48 Chevrolet was at Dover in June of 2017, June 4 to be exact. That’s 46 races ago. But, that could end in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Yes, I think this could be Johnson’s race to win. 

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Johnson Throws Darlington Throwback All The Way Back To 2012

When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500, the No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will feature a paint scheme familiar to Jimmie Johnson fans. Monday, the scheme was unveiled — a black Kobalt Tools ride with white racing stripes. It’s the car Johnson piloted to Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th NASCAR Cup Series win in 2012 at Darlington.

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Crucial Pit Stop Penalty Costs Johnson Shot At Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – When Jimmie Johnson narrowly missed the Lap 53 melee in Turn 3, I instantly thought then that this could be his night in his No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson, is in the midst of his longest winless drought of his storied career and unfortunately for him, that streak extends to 41 long races. Johnson, led 10 laps in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 and looked well on his way to earning his fourth career points paying victory at the Daytona International Speedway. I mean, when all the big…

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Truex, Hamlin, Johnson, Buescher To Start In The Back For Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

JOLIET, Ill – Paul Menard may have shocked everyone by winning the pole for Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) but another shocker is who will be coming from starting spots further than once expected. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch qualified 13th and 18th respectively. They have the most wins this season in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action. Harvick, has visited victory lane five times with Busch four.

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