Stories tagged: Jimmie Johnson
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014, midnight
Odds stacked against Jimmie Johnson in bid for Sprint Cup title
Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson finds himself in a somewhat foreign role these days: Just one of the guys.
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014, midnight
Defective cooling system let down Jimmie Johnson
A defective cooling system in Jimmie Johnson’s helmet was determined to be the cause of the six-time Sprint Cup champion’s severe dehydration following Saturday’s race at Richmond, Virginia. “The team …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014, midnight
Auto Racing notes: Jimmie Johnson hoping to end slump before Chase
The finishes seem implausible, especially because they’ve come in succession – 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a …
Mon., May 26, 2014, midnight
Coke victory puts fizz back in Johnson’s year
CONCORD, N.C. – About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte …
Sun., May 25, 2014, 10:02 p.m.
Johnson back on track with dominating win at Charlotte
About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson …
Fri., May 23, 2014, midnight
Jimmie Johnson wins first pole of the year at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600. Johnson, winless this season, turned a lap at 194.911 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013, midnight
Hendrick: Johnson lightning in bottle
LAS VEGAS – Rick Hendrick remembers the stress-filled days in 2001 when he was trying to launch a new team with an unproven driver. He had an interested sponsor in …
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013, midnight
Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one …