Stories tagged: Jimmie Johnson
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven other teams are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500. All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
‘Grandpa’ Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship
Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion’s float that snakes down closed city streets. The professional sports teams bask in the celebration of hundreds …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s title chase ends with wreck in Phoenix
Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title
Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson spins in qualifying before Martinsville playoff race
Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
Still going strong at 41, Jimmie Johnson agrees to 3-year extension
Jimmie Johnson has agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. Johnson says he doesn’t have a timetable for …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race this weekend after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tells The Associated …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover
Jimmie Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Kyle Larson mishap
It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow start. How silly it was to worry.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Changed track, same result at Texas for NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite
Jimmie Johnson says it’s like NASCAR is coming to Texas for the first time after track changes. Johnson has led more laps at Texas than any other NASCAR Cup Series …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship
Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He even ran a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
King reluctant to share NASCAR title throne with Jimmie Johnson
Richard Petty says he hasn’t talked to Jimmie Johnson about chasing a seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Johnson would match Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven Cup championships should be …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson has record 7th title within reach
Jimmie Johnson finally has a chance to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books with seven NASCAR championships. His last title was in 2013 and Johnson has …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson heads to Kansas with weight off his shoulders
Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson knows how to win in Texas
Jimmie Johnson certainly knows his way to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Column: SHR move to Ford could mean tension with Hendrick
A late caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway gave Kevin Harvick one futile, final chance to beat Jimmie Johnson.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Johnson ties Earnhardt with 76th career Cup win
Jimmie Johnson used pit strategy to grab the lead and won an overtime race under yellow at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 76th victory to tie the late …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015, 8:49 p.m.
Johnson passes Keselowski late for 4th Texas fall win in row
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone
Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015
Jimmie Johnson says ‘Hendrick is my home’ as he signs extension through 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson knew he wasn’t leaving Hendrick Motorsports, even as questions began to swirl when negotiations on an extension stretched deep into the final year of his …
Mon., June 1, 2015
Johnson wins for 10th time at Dover
DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie. The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the …
Sun., May 31, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
Johnson in elite company with 10th win at Dover
Jimmie Johnson had already mastered the Monster Mile like no other driver. His latest win at Dover International Speedway earned him a slice of NASCAR history.
Sun., May 10, 2015
Jimmie Johnson gambles, wins at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed NASCAR …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson was still chasing Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick, trying to get back in front as the laps wound down at Texas Motor Speedway. Then …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Second incident creates anger between Danica Patrick, Denny Hamlin
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night’s qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel. The Earnhardt and Johnson …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Auto racing: Four years later, Denny Hamlin gets another shot at Sprint Cup title
Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose. It slipped away over the final two races of …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014
Auto notes: Jimmie Johnson finds new title format ‘bizarre’
Jimmie Johnson says NASCAR’s new championship format has “seemed bizarre,” but the eliminated six-time champion knows he has to think about the big picture for racing. Johnson was among 16 …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Auto notes: Pressure on Jimmie Johnson at Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson is treating Charlotte as a must-win race. The alternative for the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion is leaving it all up to the chaotic, utterly unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway, …