If NASCAR is racing at Daytona, then one car can ruin a lot of people’s day—as happened on the 90th lap tonight when Jamie McMurray’s #1 got just a bit too much into Jimmie Johnson’s way, leading to The Big One. Kevin Harvick’s car didn’t look so great afterward:
We had one “Big One” already at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Now we’ve had a much, much ‘Bigger One” that took out half the remaining field. 17 cars ended up damaged after this huge wreck.
Contact can be a rare occasion on your standard 1.5-mile NASCAR track because fields often become single file, meaning pit road can turn into the main source for traffic jams. One of those jams occurred early on in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, roughing up two favorites to win in the process.
You’re never too old for costumes. Here’s Jimmie Johnson celebrating his 77th career NASCAR Sprint Cup win after the Auto Club 400, that gave him the 7th most wins in the Cup series of all time. Johnson’s car ran a Superman livery to promote the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film, so it’s only fitting that he donned…
NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Jimmie Johnson will be forced to race in the Good Sam 500 with a back-up car this weekend after eating the wall during the third and last round of qualifying. Johnson was shaken up by the hard hit, but fortunately, he was able to walk away with no injuries.
A record was tied in today’s chaotic overtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Winning driver Jimmie Johnson now sits alongside Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most top-level Sprint Cup Series wins, at 76 overall.
[Now that’s dedication—not to mention a lot of blue. Jimmie Johnson fans at Texas Motor Speedway, 2015. Photo credit: Ralph Lauer/AP Images]
NASCAR recently cracked down on fender modifications. They’ve also added cameras along pit lane to monitor teams a little closer when a suspicious fender mod shows up on track. You can guess how well this went for Jimmie Johnson’s team when a crew member hip-checked a big dent in the side of the car.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and current involuntary vacationer Matt Kenseth congratulated Jimmie Johnson on his sixth win at Texas Motor Speedway, but didn’t hold back a mention of the spat that led to his current two-race banishment in the process.
Like the changing colors of the leaves, children returning back to school and the three-tailed flying dung-birds returning to roost in Capistrano or something, certain events mark the start of a season. NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup doesn’t seem official until grown dudes are shoving each other over race cars.
Today Jimmie Johnson is known as one of the most talented and most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, having won six of the last nine Cup titles. Back up two decades, though, and he was competing in a completely different arena, proving himself to be a powerhouse in stadium truck racing, and an emerging talent in desert…
Jimmie Johnson went a little too enthusiastically into the pits during today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 and accidentally overshot his pit stall. Your pit stall is just a bit closer to the wall, dude.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson claims he was trying to adjust the track bar in his car because it was too loose, but I know he secretly wanted more of that sweet, sweet oversteer. Johnson once again showed that he is a master of opposite lock in a situation that would’ve sent many other drivers into the wall.
Sebastian Vettel may have taken his fourth Formula One championship this year, but Jimmie Johnson just powered his Chevrolet to his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship today at Homestead in Florida in the Ford Ecoboost 400. Six, goddamn man!
On just the second lap of the Daytona 500 there was a massive crash involving numerous cars. Jimmie Johnson appears to have been turned by Elliott Sadler and then thwacked by David Ragan, followed by a pinball that claimed a bunch of other cars including Danica Patrick who, somehow, threads the needle between two cars.
We don't usually lead with NASCAR. But then, NASCAR races of 500 miles aren't usually decided by two thousandths of a second.
Jimmie Johnson placed second at the Ford 400 Sunday to claim his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup in a row, but Carl Edwards won the race, celebrating with a traditional backflip. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty