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NASCAR Cup: Jeff Gordon runs Rolex 24

By AMANDA VINCENT   Retired NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon’s stint as substitute driver behind the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, filling-in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., may be over, but Gordon isn’t hanging up his racing helmet just yet. He’ll be one of the drivers of the Wayne Taylor [...]

NASCAR Cup: awards handed out at Myers Brothers Luncheon

By AMANDA VINCENT   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet isn’t until Friday night at Wynn Las Vegas, but the series began handing out awards on Thursday during the Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, also at The Wynn.   The late Betty Jane France was the recipient of the biggest award at the luncheon, the [...]

Monster Cup? NASCAR’s Premiere Series Makes a Big Change

The stock car racing series that has been known for years as Sprint Cup will be getting a new name. NASCAR announced Thursday that it has signed Monster Energy as the racing circuit’s new title sponsor. The agreement makes Monster.....

Monster Energy Reportedly Replacing Sprint as NASCAR's Premier Series Sponsor

Monster Energy is set to replace Sprint as the main sponsor for NASCAR's top series, Bob Pockrass of reported Thursday. The Sprint Cup Series has featured the best drivers in the sport, with Jimmie Johnson winning his seventh...Show More Summary

Argument on all-time greatest NASCAR driver futile

Jimmie Johnson joined the ranks of seven-time champions with his win in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s the most exclusive of exclusive fraternities within the NASCAR world, so exclusive that other than newest member Johnson, only NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty are members. As its [...]

Jimmie Johnson gave Tony Stewart an unforgettable early Christmas present

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart got an early Christmas present from Jimmie Johnson this week after Johnson won his seventh Sprint Cup Series Championship. Johnson gave Stewart his race helmet, which Johnson had just worn at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to capture his latest NASCAR victory. “This is probably the biggest honor you can have as […]

Pocono Raceway offers weather guarantee

By AMANDA VINCENT Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., is going to offer a weather guarantee to ticket holders for NASCAR Sprint Cup and Verizon IndyCar races at the track in 2017. If any Sprint Cup or IndyCar race at the track is delayed by rain to another day, fans who are unable to return [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be testing soon

By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, sidelined by a concussion his doctors believe he sustained in a crash at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn in June. Earnhardt has been adamant that he’d be cleared and ready to race at the opening of the 2017 [...]

NASCAR Cup: Toyota takes manufacturers’ title

By AMANDA VINCENT Toyota claimed its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series manufacturers’ championship in 2016, with that title locked-up Sunday at the conclusion of the Ford Eco-Boost 400 Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While it was the manufacturer’s first title at the Cup level, it completed a sweep of manufacturers’ championships across NASCAR’s [...]

NASCAR Cup: Chase Elliott claims Rookie of the Year honors

By AMANDA VINCENT Chase Elliott is the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, beating out a fellow-rookie class that included Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Brian Scott and Jeffrey Earnhardt. The announcement came after Sunday’s season-finale...Show More Summary

Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing mutual parts ways after 19 years

Biffle has driven Roush’s No. 16 Sprint Cup since 2003 and been with the organization since 1998. Greg Biffle's long tenure with Roush Fenway Racing is over, with the veteran driver and team mutually agreeing Biffle will not return to the organization in 2017. Biffle has driven Roush's No. Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: Greg Biffle leaves Roush Fenway

By AMANDA VINCENT Roush Fenway Racing announced Monday that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle is no longer with the race team. “We’ve had an incredible run, and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of Roush Fenway,” Biffle said. “For a kid that grew up in Washington, I’m extremely [...]

Jimmy Johnson joins two legends with his 7th Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He had even planned to run a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship. He's adamant he didn't know something special was coming. Show More Summary

From a Friend's Couch to 7-Time NASCAR Champion: An Exclusive Interview with Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson just won the 2016 Sprint Cup championship, but how he got there might be even more interesting.

NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins seventh championship with Homestead victory

By AMANDA VINCENT Jimmie Johnson joined NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR record book on Sunday, claiming his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His latest win was his fifth of the season, most of any driver in 2016, and the [...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Winner 2016: Jimmie Johnson Tops Final Chase Standings, Grid

Jimmie Johnson won his seventh career Sprint Cup title with a first-place finish at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The win tied him with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. for the most titles in NASCAR history. Show More Summary

NASCAR at Miami 2016 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

Jimmie Johnson is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion for the seventh time in his career after he won Sunday's Ford Ecoboost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. It all came down to this race to decide a champion, as four drivers, Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, were still in the Chase. Show More Summary

Watch Johnson's Action Movie Doppelgänger Defy Physics To Grab NASCAR's Sprint Cup Trophy

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NASCAR’s hilariously intense, pushy-shovey action film series on the Chase for the Sprint Cup has come to its inevitable conclusion. The wrap-up involves Jimmie Johnson making a physics-defying fall, and it’s just as wonderfully bizarre as the rest of the series. Read more...

Motor racing-Quiet achiever Johnson makes history his own way

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson joined elite company when he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup final on Sunday, becoming the third man to clinch seven series championships in the pinnacle of American stock car racing.

Motor racing-List of most NASCAR Sprint Cup titles

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Following are drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup titles after Jimmie Johnson joined Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt on top of the list with his seventh championship on Sunday at Homestead.

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