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Jimmie Johnson teams with Ganassi on 2-year IndyCar program

Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020

Jimmie Johnson proud of ending NASCAR career with 7 titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long after a fireworks extravaganza lit up Daytona International Speedway and well after William Byron and his Hendrick Motorsports team ended their celebration in victory lane, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Jimmie Johnson confused, frustrated after virus scare

Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson OK’d to race after 2 negative virus tests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and will race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus.


Jimmie Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jimmie Johnson ‘energized’ for likely final Daytona 500 start

The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the pace laps.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Jimmie Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement – so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet …


7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and once again chase a record eighth championship. Johnson made the announcement Wednesday in …


Jimmie Johnson’s playoff run ends as Kevin Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Kevin Harvick’s nearly flawless Brickyard 400 run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson-Ryan Blaney feud shows no signs of slowing down

Jimmie Johnson’s feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person. But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion says he is growing impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 …


7-time champ Jimmie Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson is still searching for answers to what has become a winless drought that stretches 62 points races to the summer of 2017. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ …


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season. Johnson and …


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 …


‘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 …


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

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.


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.


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

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 …


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

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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.