He’s going for a record eighth championship.
All it took was for Jimmie Johnson to lose to become liked. As Jimmie Johnson stood alongside fellow title contenders Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Joey Logano in the back of a pickup waving to the fans before the start of last season’s...Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. You could probably figure out from the rest of our countdown as to who the top four drivers would be in our 2017 projections. Now it’s time to list those drivers in a projected order. And there’s a gr-eight chance the defending champion is No. Show More Summary
Answering questions on segmented race formats, Monster role as entitlement sponsor, Dodge’s potential return, and more. Since SB Nation last published a NASCAR mailbag, Jimmie Johnson became only the third member of the seven champion’s...Show More Summary
Johnson won his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November The newly crowned seven-time Sprint Cup Series champion reflects on life in the fast lane… David Hochman
S Colt Anderson didn’t hesitate before re-signing with the Bills. Jimmy Johnson once tried to add Bill Belichick to the Dolphins coaching staff. Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich says his motivation level remains the same heading into his third Super Bowl appearance. Former Jets QB Matt Simms made the Super Bowl trip as a member of the…
That Jimmie Johnson is now sporting a full beard hasn’t gone unnoticed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Recently Jimmie Johnson texted a photo of himself to Dale Earnhardt Jr. while skiing in Aspen, Colo. The picture was of Johnson’s beard andShow More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson continues to collect awards for his historic 2016 championship. On Jan. 21, the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) announced that it has selected Johnson as its 2016 Richard Petty Driver of the Year award. Johnson tied NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty [...]
Jimmie Johnson’s eighth title will be the most of anyone in NASCAR. (Getty) A record-breaking eighth championship for Jimmie Johnson will come in yet another different points and playoff format. If it happens, of course. We’ve already established why we think Johnson has the right to be called the greatest driver in NASCAR history. Show More Summary
Although some speculate otherwise, Jimmie Johnson doesn’t believe NASCAR is trying to prevent him from winning championships. When Jimmie Johnson rolled off five consecutive Cup Series championships from 2006-2010 NASCAR altered how it distributes points following the 2011 season. Show More Summary
Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott were the two Hendrick Motorsports drivers to make the Chase. (Getty) Did you know we’re closer to the start of the 2017 Daytona 500 than we are to when the Chase began at Chicago in September? Crazy.Show More Summary
The pro wrestling icon took on a new role after retiring from the ring. Jerry Jones has always been known for his high-profile coaching hires. He brought icons like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells, and Barry Switzer to the Cowboys’ sideline. His latest hire is sure to make a splash as well. Show More Summary
What should the Rams keep in mind when hiring their next coach? NFL legends Tony Dungy, Ron Wolf and Jimmy Johnson weigh in with their first-person perspective in this three-part series on finding a coach who best fits a franchise. Saturday: Tony Dungy. Sunday: Ron Wolf. Monday: Jimmy Johnson. ...
What should the Rams keep in mind when hiring their next coach? NFL legends Tony Dungy, Ron Wolf, and Jimmy Johnson weigh in with their first-person perspective in this three-part series on finding a coach who best fits a franchise. First up is Dungy, one of 23 coaches in the Pro Football Hall...
Handing out awards for the top Sprint Cup driver, crew chief and rookie from the past year. Continuing our multi-part review of the recently completed 2016 NASCAR season, SB Nation spotlights the best driver, crew chief, and rookie of...Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It’s time to call Jimmie Johnson what he is: The best driver in NASCAR history. It’s a title bound to rankle fans of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, but Johnson is now worthy...Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson is now on the same page in the history books as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He has his seventh championship, winning it in easily more dramatic fashion than any of his previous six. Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Jimmie Johnson tells the story of the first time he met Dale Earnhardt. Johnson had been crashing on the couch of Ron Hornaday Jr., one of Earnhardt’s drivers, and Hornaday once brought Johnson along for a trip to Earnhardt’s garage. Show More Summary
Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and the retiring Tony Stewart were the focus as NASCAR concluded its season Friday night in Las Vegas. Honoring the legacy of one of its all-time great rivers who's retiring, while celebrating the accomplishments...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Newly-crowned 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion — a seven-time champion — Jimmie Johnson may have been the biggest honoree and star of the evening during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet at Wynn Las Vegas, but during the ceremony, Dale Earnhardt Jr. received the Sprint Most Popular Driver Award, [...]