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The Athletes of the Pit Crew

13 minutes agoNews : The New Yorker: News

During the thirty-seventh lap of the Nascar Sprint Cup Series at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire, earlier this year, Jimmie Johnson, driving car No. 48, pulled into the pit lane for a new set of tires and a fresh tank of petrol. Show More Summary

NASCAR Michigan 2016 qualifying results: Joey Logano leads the way, Jimmie Johnson 2nd

Logano is well positioned to win his second Michigan in a row after setting fast time in qualifying on Friday. Joey Logano will go for a second consecutive Michigan International Speedway victory from the most advantageous starting position at the 2-mile track, having captured the pole in qualifying on Friday. Logano won from the No. Show More Summary

Jerry Jones admits he should have had more ‘tolerance’ with Jimmy Johnson

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Time may or may not heal all wounds, but it often does provide valuable perspective. It sounds like Jerry Jones has acquired some in regard to his infamous 1994 parting of ways with Jimmy Johnson. “I lost my tolerance for a lot of things I probably should have tolerated,” Jones said Thursday to a Dallas radio station […]

Big wreck collects Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Watkins Glen

Tight racing and a narrow track contributed to a multi-car accident during Sunday’s NASCAR race. Watkins Glen International's tight confines often leaves no room for escape when trouble occurs on the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course, which is precisely what transpired during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race. When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Show More Summary

Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win

Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis.  He led a race-record 149 of the 170 laps and beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third, 2.638 seconds behind the defending Sprint Cup champ — thanks...

Jimmie Johnson’s name misspelled on pit stall at Brickyard 400

Jimmy Johnson is a former football coach; Jimmie Johnson is a champion NASCAR driver. With six Sprint Cup championships on his résumé, Jimmie Johnson is a fairly recognizable figure within NASCAR and is one of the sport's star drivers. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from New Hampshire: Hendrick's bad day

Jimmie Johnson was the highest-finishing Hendrick driver at NHMS. He was 12th (Getty). • It was not the finest of days for Hendrick Motorsports. Three of the team’s cars ended up crashed while Jimmie Johnson had a long pit stop near the end of the race that relegated him to a position outside the top 10. Show More Summary

NASCAR at New Hampshire 2016: Live Results from the New Hampshire 301

Jimmie Johnson will lead the field to green in Sunday afternoon's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Bleacher Report will bring you all the live action. Johnson captured his first career pole at Loudon during qualifying on Friday. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson nabs first Loudon pole

By AMANDA VINCENT Jimmie Johnson turned in a 28.430-second/133.971 mph and the final of three rounds of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon to claim the pole starting spot for Sunday’s New Hampshire 301. It’s his first pole of the 2016 race season and the first of [...]

NASCAR at New Hampshire 2016 Qualifying Results: Race Order, Times, Reaction

Three rounds of qualifying Friday set the field for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson took the pole, posting a top time of 28.430 seconds and hitting a top speed of 133.971 mph. NASCAR showedShow More Summary

NASCAR New Hampshire 2016 qualifying results: Jimmie Johnson earns first career pole at New Hampshire

Johnson not only recorded his first-ever pole at the one-mile track, but his first of the season. With six championships and 77 career victories to his name, winning a pole position doesn't normally cause Jimmie Johnson to celebrate with high-fives and hugs. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins pole at New Hampshire

Jimmie Johnson has three wins at New Hampshire (Getty). There aren’t too many firsts left for six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson to accomplish. Friday at New Hampshire was a first. Johnson posted the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying at New Hampshire to grab his 35th-career pole and his first at the 1.058-mile track. Show More Summary

It Takes Just A Second To Wreck A Dozen Cars At Daytona

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

If NASCAR is racing at Daytona, then one car can ruin a lot of people’s day—as happened on the 90th lap tonight when Jamie McMurray’s #1 got just a bit too much into Jimmie Johnson’s way, leading to The Big One. Kevin Harvick’s car didn’t look so great afterward: Read more...

Mindful of who’s listening, drivers try to keep team radio communication PG

Fearful of what they might hear, Jimmie Johnson doesn’t allow his children to listen in on his radio channel during a race. Although Jimmie Johnson is usually fairly mild-mannered, like any driver he has his moments where he can't help...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson details what outlines could be made to plate racing

Jimmie Johnson revealed Friday what drivers would like to see change at restrictor plate races. The style of racing that happens at Daytona and Talladega was a dominant topic following the Talladega race in May when three cars got airborne. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr.'s Domination Drains Drama out of a Feel-Good Story in Charlotte

Martin Truex Jr. outran his luck at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and nothing else came even close to stopping him in the Coca-Cola 600. Only once in the whole race did another car (Jimmie Johnson's Chevrolet) pass Truex's at speed. "Well, he passed me for about 100 feet," Truex said, nonplussed, afterward. It was a wonderful story...and a moribund race. Show More Summary

Three NASCAR Sprint Cup teams penalized by pit selection at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT The No. 48 and No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet teams of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford team of Aric Almirola were the last three to select pit stalls at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series [...]

Double Take: Coca-Cola 600 Owners Stats Pack

Stats abound about drivers at each race. Like, did you know there have been six different drivers to score their first-career wins at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Or that Jimmie Johnson led nearly 85 percent of theShow More Summary

2-Headed Monster: Which Rookie Class Is Better: Blaney/Elliott or Dillon/Larson?

Look, not every year will fans see a rookie battle as good as the one Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman put on in 2002. That season, they were little-known racers taking over big-time rides, with only two Busch Series wins between them....Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson is a beast in a car or on a bike

Not only is Jimmie Johnson a better stock car driver than any of us mere mortals will ever hope to be, he could probably kick most of our butts in a bike race too. Need proof? The day after last Sunday's race at Dover, Johnson (along...Show More Summary

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