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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson Penalized After Crew Member Hip Checks In A Big Fender Dent

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

NASCAR recently cracked down on fender modifications. They’ve also added cameras along pit lane to monitor teams a little closer when a suspicious fender mod shows up on track. You can guess how well this went for Jimmie Johnson’s team when a crew member hip-checked a big dent in the side of the car. Read more...

NASCAR penalizes Kurt Busch for jumping start at Phoenix

When the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix finally got going on Sunday, NASCAR deemed Kurt Busch was a little too anxious. Busch, who started second, beat polesitter Jimmie Johnson to the start-finish line. By rule, the second place car cannot beat the polesitter to the line on the start of the race. Show More Summary

Some people thought NBC's Martinsville rain delay replay was live

It happened again. Remember when people thought Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona when Fox replayed the 2013 race the following year in a rain delay? Well, there were some people on Twitter who apparently thought that NBC's replay of the November 1 race at Martinsville was real again. Sunday's race at Phoenix has been delayed by rain. Show More Summary

NASCAR Phoenix 2015: Lineup, starting grid for Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500

Jimmie Johnson has won this race three times, and has the pole position on Sunday at Phoenix. Jimmie Johnson isn't alive for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he remains a force to be reckoned with as NASCAR reaches its 35th of 36 races...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Phoenix

By AMANDA VINCENT Last weekend’s race winner at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson, claimed the pole for Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. He did so with a track-record lap of 25.147 seconds/143.158 mph in the third of three rounds of qualifying at the track [...]

NASCAR at Phoenix 2015 Qualifying Results: Race Order, Final Times and Reaction

The NASCAR season is down to just two remaining races, with the final event of the Eliminator Round set to take place Sunday at Phoenix. Non-Chase driver Jimmie Johnson won last week at Texas and will go for back-to-back victories after taking the pole Friday. Show More Summary

NASCAR Phoenix 2015 qualifying results: Jimmie Johnson captures pole; Team Penske struggles

Johnson will lead the field to the green flag in the penultimate race of the season. Continuing to act as the playoff spoiler, Jimmie Johnson captured the No. 1 starting position Friday at Phoenix International Raceway for Sunday's Quicken...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Phoenix Sprint Cup Practice No. 1

On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series teams took to Phoenix International Raceway’s one-mile tri-oval for 85 minutes of practice.  Unlike last week in Texas, the trend during the session was that drivers could still pump out fast laps on tires that had as many as 15 laps on them. Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for...Show More Summary

Happiness Is… Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch & Phoenix

We’re getting to the end of another long season in NASCAR, and it seems that one of the key ingredients is the question of rules and regulations.  This ongoing mix of how the sport is policed continues to bring about elements of confusion – for fans, drivers and teams. Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

And then there were two … races that is. Despite the fact that there are three races in the Eliminator Round, by virtue of non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson’s win last weekend, two drivers at most will make it to the championship race based on wins. Show More Summary

NASCAR Mailbox: Chase Format for Truck Series, Time to Say Goodbye to Goodyear?

What a great finish we had in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson proved that though he may have not had the season he would have liked, he can still pull off a victory and remind people just how dominant he is at Texas in October. Show More Summary

The Frontstretch Five: Random Foods for Thought

1. Quintessential…wait, WHAT? Color me confused. Brian France called Joey Logano’s move to win at Kansas, where Logano got into a hard-blocking Matt Kenseth, “quintessential NASCAR” and the fans booed.  Kenseth called Jimmie Johnson’s ultra-clean pass for the win at Texas “quintessential,” and the fans cheered. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson playing the role of Chase championship spoiler

Although out of the title picture himself, Jimmie Johnson is still impacting NASCAR’s playoffs. Having won five straight titles from 2006-10, a fifth in 2013 and in serious contention in 2004, ‘05 and '12, November is usually the time...Show More Summary

Penske Potential Peters Out… Because Of Personality?

Almost three years ago, fresh off his 2012 Sprint Cup title Brad Keselowski appeared ready to vault toward superstar status. Somehow, he had fended off five-time champ Jimmie Johnson despite driving for an organization in Team Penske that left him on an island. Show More Summary

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Jimmie Johnson Spoils Brad Keselowski’s Texas Party

Who’s in the headline? – Jimmie Johnson saved his best for last Sunday and spoiled Brad Keselowski‘s party as the laps wound down. Johnson led six laps during the event, including the final four to steal the win from Keselowski, who led 312 of the posted 334 laps of the event. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson Pounces To Sixth Texas Victory

Jimmie Johnson spoiled a Chase clinching win for Brad Keselowski as he made the winning pass with three laps to go to win the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory for Johnson is the fifth of the season and third in a row at Texas. “I kept working on him, working on... The post Jimmie Johnson Pounces To Sixth Texas Victory appeared first on Frontstretch.

Up To Speed: Jimmie Johnson Snookers Keselowski

By all accounts, Brad Keselowski should have won the race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. After starting on the pole, Keselowski dominated the race, leading 312 of 334 laps. Most of those remaining laps were during cycles of green...Show More Summary

Kickin’ the Tires: Penske Pariahs?

As the closing laps ticked off at Texas Motor Speedway and Jimmie Johnson edged into the lead, you could hear the cheers from fans not wanting to see Brad Keselowski move easily into the final round of #TheChase at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson Steals Texas from Brad Keselowski, Dimming Penske's Chase Hopes

By the insufficient measure of laps led, Brad Keselowski dominated Texas Motor Speedway as no Sprint Cup driver ever has. Keselowski led 312 of a possible 334 laps in the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday. Unfortunately, he didn't lead the last...Show More Summary

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