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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2 Of The Next 3 Tracks, Jimmie Johnson Has Yet To Win At, Can He Take Them Off His List?

Jimmie Johnson has had a rough last couple of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons. After he earned his record tying seventh Cup championship in 2016, Johnson has scored just six total top five finishes over the last 52 combined races. Despite that, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is still in a decent position at making the 2018 playoffs this Fall. After 16 races into the season, Johnson sits 13th in the playoff standings, 73 points to the good. He’s in a tough position though. He’s got a good enough cushion…

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Johnson’s Most Recent 7 Race String Far Better Than The 1st 7 Races Of The 2018 Cup Season

Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Jimmie Johnson’s strive for eight championships was questioned. He was coming off of what was his worst statistical season in NASCAR with three wins (worst since 2011), four top five finishes (worst ever), 11 top 10’s (worst ever), zero poles (tied for worst ever with 2011 season), 217 laps led (worst ever) and a 16.8 average finish (worst ever). Was his reign coming to an end? Well, with two new teammates and the other having a combined zero Cup Series…

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Can Johnson and Elliott Continue Dover Success?

The start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t gone the way that Hendrick Motorsports would have liked. Currently, none of their four drivers have won a race yet. Neither are in the top 10 in the season points standings either. They really haven’t been strong contenders to win on a weekly basis yet. But, that could change on Sunday at the Dover International Speedway. Dover is a place where Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott have thrived. While they haven’t had the overall speed to win on…

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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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