12 hrs ago
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Johnson Gets Into High Gear When the Chase Really Gets Serious
His svelte frame and three-day stubble are the same as they were this time last year, but Jimmie Johnson - the greatest NASCAR driver of his generation - has not looked like Jimmie. His three wins and eight top fives to this point tie career lows for any of his championship seasons.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Carl Edwards leads final Sprint Cup practice at Chicagoland
Rookie Kyle Larson, Chase driver Jimmie Johnson and Illinois native Danica Patrick rounded out the top-five. Larson was in a backup car after wrecking in the first practice Saturday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Mike Brudenell: Gordon revs for run at Sprint Cup title
Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon has three victories this season, and he easily could have had five or six. / Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports You've got to like Jeff Gordon's Chase for the Championship chances.
Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title
It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson 's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons. But as the defending NASCAR champion prepares for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, he feels as confident as ever that he'll once again be hoisting the prize at the end of the year.
Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title
Jimmie Johnson, left, and Carl Edwards chat during the NASCAR Sprint Cup media day in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
Helmet deemed to be cause of Jimmie Johnson's dehydration
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 night's race at Richmond, 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 night's race at Richmond, Va. "The team found an issue with the cooling system for my helmet.
The Big Lead
Dear Athletes, Stop Fighting Over the Unoriginal 'Superman' Nickname
Jim Harbaugh dared to compare Kaepernick to Superman after the 49ers win on Sunday. The NFL tweeted the quote .
VIDEO: Jimmy Races NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson on Cooler Scooters on TONIGHT
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy raced six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson around The Tonight Show halls on high-speed cooler scooters in a special NASCAR-themed race. Check out the clip below! Beginning Feb. 17, 2014, "The Tonight Show" returns to its New York origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon " makes its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Fallon tops Jackman in giant billiards game
Shortly after beating NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in a cooler race through the studio hallways, Fallon took on actor Hugh Jackman in a giant game of pool. That would be enough for most of us, but the "Tonight Show" host took it up a notch.
The Detroit News
Wednesday's motor sports roundup: Basketball analyst Dick Vitale...
ESPN college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale has picked Jimmie Johnson to cut down the nets -- or at least hoist the Sprint Cup trophy and have his seventh shining moment as NASCAR's champion.
Auto Racing Package: Auto Racing Glance
Schedule: Friday, practice , qualifying ; Saturday, practice ; Sunday, race, 2 p.m. . Last week: Brad Keselowski won the regular-season finale at Richmond for his series-leading fourth victory of the year and the top spot in the Chase.
Auto Racing Daily
Penske The Favorite? Hendrick Motorsports Might Disagree
Since Jeff Gordon won the organization its first Sprint Cup championship in 1995, the team has clinched 11 of the last 19 titles. A whopping 58 percent - better odds than a coin flip.
National Speed Sport News
Peltier Aims For More PASS Success
As Super Late Model teams from across the Southeast prepare for a return to Hickory Motor Speedway on Sept. 20 for the Over The Mountain 150, one thing is quite clear: whoever is contending for the win will likely have to battle Preston Peltier.
Secret Service helped NASCAR driver find golf ball
Jimmie Johnson needed Secret Service to find golf ball Six-time titlist riffs on meeting presidents, fellow driver dads, building perfect track Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1orKfvz Our series of NASCAR driver interviews continues this week with defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, who enters the Chase for the Sprint Cup seeking his record-tying seventh title. Q: When you're on a long green-flag run and not racing around anyone, what do you think about? A: Really just how to make the car better.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Johnson feeling 'much better' after dehydration
Jimmie Johnson said the cooling system for his helmet was blowing warm air and that likely caused his dehydration following last week's race at Richmond. The six-time NASCAR champion was assisted to the infield medical center following his eighth-place finish Saturday night.
Power Rankings: Top Chase seeds dominate at end of season
That's no coincidence. The top drivers this season - and the top seeds entering the Chase - were all near the front again in the final regular-season race at Richmond.
Watch NASCAR drivers explain the Chase Grid
What do you get when you cross the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament with NASCAR's Chase for the Cup? Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch are in a video that explains the four-tier setup. It begins with three races in the Challenger round at Chicagoland, New Hampshire and Dover that will trim the field from 16 to eight.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
NASCAR Winston Cup Scene
Dehydration keeps Johnson from participating in triathlon
RELATED: Play Perfect Chase Grid Challenge for chance at $100,000 prize Jimmie Johnson didn't compete in his foundation's triathlon Sunday morning, but that appears to be the only alteration to the schedule this week for the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. According to Hendrick Motorsports officials, Johnson is expected to fulfill his duties as one of 16 participants in this year's Chase Across North America that kicks off Wednesday.
Race Fan Rally, NASCAR Hauler Parade Return to Downtown Joliet
This year's Race Fan Rally , the annual kickoff of NASCAR's Chase Weekend at Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway , will be Sept. 11 in downtown Joliet.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Source: www.mysanantonio.com --- Sunday, September 07, 2014Stewart started 19th Saturday night at RICHMOND International Raceway in the race that finalized the field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, climbed as high as 10th inside the final 100 laps and then fell back when his crew missed a lug nut on his final pit stop. "Pretty impressive to drive all the way up those guys," replied crew chief Chad Johnston.