Latest Jimmie Johnson News

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

Oct. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance to the third...

Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 laps, all the way...

The Latest: Rain forces playoff postponement at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed a day because of rain. William Byron won the first stage, moments before scattered showers halted action. The race will resume...

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

Oct. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows. Elliott,...

Chevy vs. Ford vs. Toyota at Talladega playoff race

Oct. 12, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday's race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure their brand...

Reddick chases 2nd Xfinity title with Cup future secured

Oct. 4, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tyler Reddick is ready to make the jump from Xfinity Series champ to Cup Series regular. Reddick, the defending champion in NASCAR's second-tier developmental series, has been promoted to NASCAR's Cup Series with Richard Childress Racing next season to replace Daniel Hemric. Hemric was...

Johnson's sponsor stays on Hendrick 48 car through 2023

Oct. 4, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has a winless streak that's hit 88 races. He missed the playoffs for the first time in his career and lost any shot at winning a record eighth NASCAR championship. The driver who once seemingly won at Dover International Speedway each time he grabbed the wheel is now a...

Drivers try to protect playoff positions at tricky Charlotte

Sep. 28, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created specifically to add a unique venue to NASCAR's playoffs, and the hybrid road course doesn't disappoint. As a reminder, last year's inaugural event ended with the leaders crashing each other trying to win. A return trip to this 17-turn,...

Byron and Bowman make it all-Hendrick front row at Charlotte

Sep. 27, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — William Byron and Alex Bowman led Hendrick Motorsports to a sweep of the front row in qualifying Friday for the first elimination race of the NASCAR playoffs. Byron went 103.198 mph around the hybrid road course/oval track at Charlotte Motor Speedway that was reconfigured last season...

Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 20, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Keselowski earned his second career pole at Richmond and the 17th of his career with a lap at 127.185 miles per hour. It will be his 16th top-10 start in 28 races this year, and he'll be...