Elliott Earns 8th Career Runner-Up Finish, Johnson Rebounds For 2nd Straight Top 6

It was a great night for the Hendrick Motorsports camp. While they still aren’t there yet in terms of race wins, and Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway further showed that, it was still another great step in the right direction. Chase Elliott would bring his No. 9 Chevrolet home second on the .75-mile Virginia race track, for his best finish of the season. He also did so with Kenny Francis as his interim crew chief, as his normal crew chief Alan Gustafson is still serving his…

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Johnson, Bowman Shine For Hendrick Motorsports Monday at Bristol

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has definitely been labeled as a rebuilding year for Hendrick Motorsports. Gone are veterans like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. In are three drivers aged 24 or younger. Neither of which have ever won a Cup race before. With Jimmie Johnson struggling on his end too, you can see where this was going for the HMS group. But, Monday’s weather delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway gives the storied organization some new life. 

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Without Lowe’s Will Johnson Finish Current Contract Or Retire Before

Last summer, Jimmie Johnson signed an extension with Hendrick Motorsports for him to remain in the No. 48 Chevrolet through the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. But, that was before his struggles came to a head. It was also before the team lost his long time sponsor Lowe’s. See, last year, Johnson signed with the team through 2020. Lowe’s only signed through 2018. The writing was on the wall then that the Home Improvement store could bolt after the following year. They were preparing for that to happen.…

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Lowe’s To Leave NASCAR After 2018, Elliott Hit With L1 Penalty From Phoenix

It was a rough day for half of the Hendrick Motorsports organization on Tuesday. First, it started when Lowe’s announced that they won’t be returning to Jimmie Johnson’s team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey,” said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe’s chief customer officer. “Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie – a consummate champion and an incredible…

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Why I’m a Little Skeptical On Hendrick Motorsports This Weekend in Fontana

Statistically, the Auto Club Speedway has been kind to Hendrick Motorsports over the years. While Alex Bowman hasn’t raced on the 2-mile California track before for Hendrick, he was very good at its sister track in Michigan during the 2016 season in the race that he filled in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. William Byron is a rookie and coming off of a momentum changing race last weekend in Phoenix, a race that he led his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series laps in and finished 12th. Chase Elliott and…

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Jimmie Johnson Hoping To Build Off Vegas Momentum, Why That In Itself Is a Problem

I wrote last week that Jimmie Johnson needed to show us something at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Leaving last Sunday’s Pennzoil 400, they felt that they did. Johnson, brought his No. 48 Chevrolet home 13th in the race, his best finish of the year. But, was one lap down when it was all said and done. Now, shouldn’t the fact that they feel they have a little bit of momentum after a 13th place finish spark some concern within their Hendrick Motorsports operation? Listen to what they were saying.…

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Jimmie Johnson Needs To Finish Strong This Weekend in Las Vegas

Is it time to hit the panic button on Jimmie Johnson yet? While I don’t necessarily think so, I am starting to think that this may be how Johnson’s final seasons in NASCAR’s premiere series are going to go. Johnson, has wrecked four races cars in as many races to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, as this has been a miserable start to the year for the seven-time champion. Johnson, was involved in a last lap crash in the Clash at Daytona three weeks ago. Then,…

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5 Drivers Looking To Better Finishes For Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta

We’re now one race into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, as the series heads one state north this weekend for the annual stop at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. With that being said, some drivers heads to this weekend’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) needing a very good finish on the 1.54-mile track. While one race into a season is no reason to panic, several big named drivers got off on the wrong footing last weekend in Daytona. Here are five that need a…

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Can Jimmie Johnson Rebound This Weekend In Atlanta

If there’s anyone in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field that needs to a good day on Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway it has to be Jimmie Johnson. The Hendrick Motorsports driver currently has just one point to his season total after the season opening race last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. The reason why he needs a solid result in his No. 48 Chevrolet is simple, he doesn’t have very much momentum right now. Johnson, comes into this weekend’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m.…

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Jimmie Johnson’s Speedweeks Ends With 3 Crashes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – After one of the worst Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons of his career, if not the worst overall, Jimmie Johnson entered the 2018 year energized. He now has three teammates all under the age of 25 who looked up to him for guidance. He was the leader of the clubhouse and had one direction he could go in 2018 – up. Unfortunately, the start to his 2018 Cup season is off to a crashing start. On the last lap of the Clash last Sunday, Johnson was…

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