Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500; Danica Patrick First Woman To Place In…

NASCAR elected to go on with the Dayton 500 today after Kyle Larson's wreck at the same track yesterday, when his car's engine flew through the protective fence and into the crowd before debris injured 28 spectators. Jimmie Johnson won the race for his second career victory at the Daytona 500, but the biggest news… » 2/24/13 5:51pm 2/24/13 5:51pm

Beer Of The Week: La Fin Du Monde

Add this to your bucket list: Watching a U.S. presidential election from somewhere other than the States. On Tuesday night I was about 40 miles from the border, in Vancouver, watching the election returns with Democrat ex-pats. (The party affiliation was an inevitability, as there are virtually no Republicans in… » 11/10/12 10:30pm 11/10/12 10:30pm

Chip Kelly And Erin Andrews Want You To Shut Up When They're Speaking

Your morning roundup for Oct. 16, the day we learned that people can actually be crueler to others than we'd imagined they could. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/16/11 9:30am 10/16/11 9:30am

Jimmie Johnson's Crew Chief: "You Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me," To…

In all fairness, the car Chad Knaus was watching did appear to, you know, blow up at tonight's Coca-Cola 600. Johnson finished 28th. Kevin Harvick won, after Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was leading, ran out of gas on the last lap. I'm told it's quite expensive these days. » 5/29/11 11:15pm 5/29/11 11:15pm

Sean Avery Leaning On His Own Stick Until It Breaks Is Probably A…

Your morning roundup for April 18, the day a famous surgeon resigned for suggesting that unprotected sex was "a better gift for [Valentine's] day than chocolates." » 4/18/11 10:00am 4/18/11 10:00am

Golf Is Now A Contact Sport

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in this morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 6/21/10 10:15am 6/21/10 10:15am

What Jimmie Johnson 24/7 Doesn't Teach You About NASCAR (Hint:…

Here's what I learned about stock car racing last night: It requires a lot of shuttle runs, garage floors are never dirty, and the people who do it live in gigantic stainless steel kitchens (which are also never dirty.) » 1/27/10 2:00pm 1/27/10 2:00pm

AP Anoints Fella Who Drives Fast And In Circles

Say hello to Jimmie Johnson, your AP Male Athlete of the Year. He's the first race-car driver to win the award. "I'm pretty sure that dude's Superman," Mark Martin said of Johnson. I'm pretty sure he's not. [AP] » 12/21/09 11:15am 12/21/09 11:15am

Peyton Manning Wins The Weekend

In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Peyton Manning, who won the weekend when it was gift-wrapped with a pretty bow and handed to him by Bill Belichick. » 11/16/09 11:25am 11/16/09 11:25am

Is Jimmie Johnson's Third Straight Cup THAT Big A Deal?

ESPN is really trumpeting the impending NASCAR Sprint Cup championship of Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has racked up so many points before this final race that all he has to do is keep his blood-alcohol level below a .15 and he'll win his third straight Cup. But, and I'm asking sincerely, how big a deal is that? If we were… » 11/16/08 2:45pm 11/16/08 2:45pm

Days Of Blunder

In a move that we liken to John Glenn falling out of the teacup ride at Disneyland, NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson broke his wrist on Friday when he fell out of a golf cart during a celebrity golf tournament in Florida. » 12/11/06 12:15pm 12/11/06 12:15pm