Alonso Doesn’t Rule Out Full Season Seat For IndyCar In 2020, Johnson Doesn’t Rule Out IndyCar Race On A Road Course Either

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson swapped rides on Monday overseas in Bahrain. There’s really not a whole lot to cover when you’re time zones away and not in attendance. I mean, what resources are available to something taking place while most in the United States are still sleeping? Plus, it’s a ride swap. It’s not like either driver was pounding the pavement going for track records. But, what they said after the fact though, well it will turn heads back here in America. 

Read More

At Least 1 Of The Win Streaks Between Johnson and Hamlin Will Come To An End This Weekend In Homestead

Who would have thought that both Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin would be winless through 35 races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? That sets up that at least one of their win streaks will come to an end following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Johnson, has won at least one race for 16 straight years. In every season of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, he’s won a race. This season, he’s yet to go to victory lane. It was just…

Read More

NASCAR Makes Big Mess In Johnson Penalty, O’Donnell Discusses

FORT WORTH, TX – Crew chief Chad Knaus and other Hendrick Motorsports personnel visited the NASCAR hauler following Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway to meet with NASCAR officials after the No. 48 team was mistakenly sent to the rear of the field pre-race for failing inspection. NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell issued an apology to the No. 48 team and said league officials would work to better the communication in the future.”

Read More

Johnson, Alonso To Do Ride Swap IN Bahrain

We all figured it was coming. When Jimmie Johnson and Fernando Alonso shared social media videos of an upcoming deal with the duo, a ride swap was likely on the horizon. Well, on Friday, it came to fruition. Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Johnson and Formula One world champion Alonso will do a ride swap on Nov. 26 at the Bahrain International Circuit. The deal comes a day after the 2018 F1 season finale on the same 3.363-mile circuit. NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula 1 champion Fernando…

Read More

Ally Financial To Sponsor Jimmie Johnson For 2019 And 2020 Seasons

MARTINSVILLE, VA –  Jimmie Johnson has found a full-time ally in his mission to win a record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship. Ally Financial will join Hendrick Motorsports as the whole-season primary sponsor of Johnson’s iconic No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 2019 and 2020. The partnership will feature the leading digital financial services company on the champion driver’s cars across the entire 38-race NASCAR schedule, beginning with 2019 DAYTONA Speedweeks and the 61st running of the DAYTONA 500. “We are beyond thrilled to be in the fast lane…

Read More

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:

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More