Drivers left out of playoffs still fighting to achieve goals
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center.
Johnson’s playoff run ends as Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car.
The Latest: Harvick wins crash-marred Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: (all times local):
Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time,...
Jimmie Johnson looking for win at Indy to get into playoffs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend.
Win and he's back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy.
Jimmie Johnson’s long, hard road to keep playoff run alive
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson knows he's staring down the wrong kind of history when he lines up at Darlington Raceway.
The seven-time NASCAR champion is 18th in the standings...
Denny Hamlin passes inspection, retains pole at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has passed pre-race inspection and his car will start on the pole Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as...
Column: Bristol needs “cage rattling” to spark playoff push
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was 20 years ago when Dale Earnhardt Sr. spun Terry Labonte to win a Saturday night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan for 47th career win
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career.
The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local):
NASCAR drivers pushing limits on track, pointing fingers
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR Cup Series drivers are pushing limits on the track and pointing fingers off it as tensions rise with just four races left before the playoffs.
NASCAR’s Johnson-Blaney feud shows no signs of slowing down
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick minced no words at the start of the season, when the NASCAR team owner dismissed the previous year as one of the worst in the history of his mighty...
Jimmie Johnson likes what he sees in new crew chief
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — It's been five days since slump-ridden Jimmie Johnson switched crew chiefs again, and the seven-time NASCAR Cup champion likes what he's seen so far of Cliff...
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Watkins Glen International.
Elliott, the defending race winner, was the fastest Saturday in both...
7-time NASCAR champion Johnson gets new crew chief
On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is moving on to another new crew chief in the hope of reversing a serious slide...
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson's spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceNASCAR: Blaney Hoping To Right Inconsistent Season At PoconoJuly 23, 2019
- The Times-TribuneNASCAR: Byron Captures Pole For Pocono 400June 2, 2019
- Sentinel & EnterpriseBruins Move Game Up on SaturdayOctober 11, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalCrash dashes Jimmie Johnson's hopes to snap 58-race NASCAR losing streakOctober 1, 2018
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local):
Alex Bowman has raced to his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory,...
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — William Byron turned the fast lap at Pocono in the latest sign that Hendrick Motorsports may have turned the corner and can stamp itself a NASCAR championship...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The idea of having even a slim chance to race his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patient person. But mired in a brutal winless streak, the seven-time NASCAR champion is putting all options on the table when his contract...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the military.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson posed for a photo with Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty from an appearance this weekend and wrote the caption "367 and counting."
NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07
BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds.
7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on...
Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.
Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph Friday for the 27th...
The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maybe Jimmie Johnson can do something old at Texas, and get back into Victory Lane.
"I think the term 'new' is the thing that has hurt us the most this year. We know...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner.
With Johnson leading the way after a final-stage fast lap of 188.890 mph to get his...
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold.
It's the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it painful to swallow, much less go for a run. The seven-time NASCAR...
Sam Bass, NASCAR’s paint-scheme artist, dies at 57
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bass, a NASCAR artist who helped design paint schemes and program covers that illuminated an entire sport, has died. He was 57.
His wife, Denise, announced his death Saturday with a note on his official Twitter account. Bass suffered from kidney problems. Other details were not disclosed.
Toyota stars Truex, Busch benched for Daytona 500 practice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out.
Lackluster racing dampens expectations for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is shaping up to be a snoozer of a showcase.
Three exhibition races produced lackluster racing and little excitement beyond a pair of crashes Jimmie Johnson triggered. Now expectations are sinking in anticipation of Sunday's season-opening race and NASCAR has no plans to tweak the rules package, either.
Richard Petty, winner of a record seven Daytona 500s, was blunt Friday when asked if he thought Speedweeks had produced good racing.
Johnson causes another crash at Daytona, concedes mistake
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson accepted blame for causing a second crash in five days at Daytona International Speedway, saying "everyone makes mistakes."
Johnson turned Kyle Busch in the first of two qualifying races at Daytona on Thursday night, causing Busch to spin across the backstretch with 35 laps remaining.
Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet sustained little, if any, damage and finished eighth. Busch had to pit and ended up 18th in the 21-car field.
The Latest: Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in 3 hours
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local):
Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling, 26.2-mile course in less than three hours.
The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days after a 400-mile NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway. And he doesn't expect it to be just a Monday stroll.
Column: Hendrick sends statement with sweep to open Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rick Hendrick was telling the truth when he insisted this year was going to be much improved from last season, the worst in team history.
He moved personnel and split up seven-time NASCAR Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. He had a Navy SEAL deliver an inspirational speech to all of Hendrick Motorsports, met with all four of his teams and held luncheons and team-building events.
Johnson triggers wreck, then wins Clash at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane.
"It was putting some pressure on me," Johnson said.
Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chad Knaus got his first big break at Hendrick Motorsports when he was picked to build a team from scratch around a rookie driver who had yet to prove he belonged at NASCAR's top level.
Hendrick vows rebound from worst season in team history
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rick Hendrick worked too hard building NASCAR's top organization to tolerate mediocrity. If his teams had simply been average last season he might not rate it as one of the worst in team history.
Johnson poised to show critics his racing days are not over
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, one of the most polite and professional athletes in sports, rarely gets rattled. Unless he is being trolled on social media.
Johnson's patience was very much tested last season, the worst of his NASCAR career. He could handle the losing, the internal struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and the final races with longtime crew chief Chad Knaus.
Racing greats Alonso and Johnson drive together in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso drove for fun together around the Abu Dhabi F1 track on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon.
Alonso took the wheel of the McLaren 570S car, with Johnson for once in the passenger seat, as they completed a few laps around Yas Marina circuit.