Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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Jimmie Johnson Says Indy 500 Window “Closed” Blames Lack of Head Protection, I Say Leave It Alone

Leeds, Ala – How much did the Fernando Alonso move push the needle in motorsports with his Indy 500 announcement? Well, NASCAR drivers are talking about the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 5 1/2-hours away from the IndyCar race this weekend. On Friday morning, Kurt Busch said that Marco Andretti should try to run a Cup race, most notably at Daytona due to his love of the draft. Then, in his media availability after, seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson talked about the Indy 500 and said that the window…

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Johnson Picks Up Much Needed Victory in Texas

Jimmie Johnson needed a win in a bad way. He had zero top fives to start the 2017 season and had struggled badly. Today though, the struggles came to an end. Johnson, surged to victory after starting at the rear of the field Sunday, christening Texas Motor Speedway’s new track surface with a win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Johnson led just 18 of the race’s 334 laps in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet, finishing 0.340 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Larson. Johnson’s first victory of the season…

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Johnson, Keselowski Lead Cup Practices Saturday in Texas

Jimmie Johnson knows the urgency this weekend. The defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion has yet to finish in the top five through six races to start the 2017 campaign. Johnson, a six-time Texas winner, drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet to a best lap of 194.812 mph on the 1.5-mile track in final practice on Saturday afternoon. The seven-time series champ is scheduled to start 24th in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (1:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) after a spin in the first round of Friday’s…

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If Jimmie Johnson Comes Away With Another Bad Finish at Texas, It May Be Time to Signal The Panic Button

Jimmie Johnson said in his Friday morning media availability at the Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago that now wasn’t the time to question if they should be worried yet or not. Johnson, had previously finished 34th, 19th, 11th and ninth for 2017 entering that race weekend. He cited his 80 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories and record-tying seven Cup titles as to why no one should panic just yet. But, after that press conference, Johnson went out and spun in the first practice session on the two-mile oval,…

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Can Jimmie Johnson Turn His 2017 Season Around at Martinsville?

If there’s any place that Jimmie Johnson is going to get out of his slump to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, it’s this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway. Johnson, won the last time out at the Virginia short track in the playoffs last year with leading 92 of the 500 laps that day. That was his ninth win at Martinsville in 30 starts there. Overall, Johnson has nine wins, 19 top fives and 24 top 10s in those 30 races at Martinsville including an average finishing…

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Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Could Be Survival of the Fittest

Fontana, Calif – After three practice sessions as well as a three-round qualifying session, one thing is for sure entering Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) this weekend’s race could be an event of the survival of the fittest. The 2-mile Auto Club Speedway has chewed up and spit out several cars so far this weekend, as we’ve seen a bunch of crashes. Among those two incidents were two of the top drivers to recently race at Fontana. It all started in Friday’s lone practice session of the day…

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