Today’s racing at Daytona can’t make it very far without a caution, and the most recent saw a half dozen cars batter Jimmie Johnson’s from every angle. Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne, Chris Buescher, and Kevin Harvick all teamed up to levy the punishment on Johnson, who had been running third. Another casualty? Danica…
With a victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson won his seventh series championship on Sunday night. Johnson joins Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the ranks of seven all-time Sprint Cup championships.
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.
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.
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…
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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.
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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.)
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.
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…
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.