Truex/Keselowski Lead Cup Practices, Johnson, Allmendinger to Backup Cars

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two more opportunities on the Michigan International Speedway to get their cars right before Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). These were the final two practice sessions of the race weekend on the 2-mile Irish Hills oval. In the first session, Martin Truex Jr. topped the speed charts with a speed of 198.385 mph in his No. 78 Toyota. Truex, qualified for Sunday’s race on the front row, as he qualified second on Friday, missing the pole by just 0.007-seconds. 

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Jimmie Johnson Signs Contact Extension With Hendrick Through 2020 Cup Season

Last year, Jimmie Johnson won his record-tying seventh NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Now, he has at least four more years to chase a record setting eighth one. Johnson, announced on Friday that he’s signed an extension with Hendrick Motorsports and will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet through the 2020 Cup season. The 16-year veteran, has been with HMS his entire Cup career, scoring 83 victories as well, which ranks him in a tie for sixth best all-time. But, even Johnson knows that a three-year extension for a…

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Does Jimmie Johnson Just Need to Keep on Starting Races Last?

Jimmie Johnson is showing that it doesn’t matter where he starts a race from anymore, he can win from anywhere. On Sunday at Dover, Johnson started in the back again, this time because of an issue they spotted on his car race morning. They changed it up and forfeited their starting position as a result. Johnson, would start last at a track he’s won 10 times at already. That didn’t faze him and his No. 48 Chevrolet team one bit either, as Johnson wound up in victory lane when it…

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Jimmie Johnson To Start In the Back After Overnight Changes

Normally, the field has to go through Jimmie Johnson to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway. Johnson, has a record 10 victories at the Monster Mile, but today, Johnson will now have to come through the field. Last night, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports crew had to make changes to his No. 48 Chevrolet due to changing a rear gear. That will force them to give up their 14th starting spot, and start in the back for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism (1 p.m.…

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Previous Stats Say Jimmie Johnson The Man to Beat at Dover, 2017 Stats Say Otherwise

If you go off of the past finishes for Jimmie Johnson at Dover, he would be the easy odds on favorite to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Monster Mile. 10 Dover wins in 30 starts, including 15 top fives and 21 top 10 finishes there. He also has a series best 9.53 average finish at the high banked one-mile track. He has three victories and four total top three finishes in his last seven Dover starts, including 11 top fives since 2008. But, recent stats…

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Jimmie Johnson Driver to Watch This Weekend in Charlotte

As weird as this sounds, I think Jimmie Johnson is a sleeper to win this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The reason a seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and eight time winner at the 1.5-mile track is labeled as a sleeper is, no one is talking about him as a favorite for this weekend’s race. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are the ones everybody is picking to win. Johnson?

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Kyle Busch Wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race

It’s been a rough start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization. At this point last year, JGR had seven wins in the first 12 races. This season? Zero. But, Kyle Busch gave them some hope on Saturday night, as the Las Vegas native took his No. 18 Toyota to victory lane for the first time of his career in NASCAR’s All-Star race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

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