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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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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