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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson-Ryan Blaney feud shows no signs of slowing down

Jimmie Johnson’s feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person. But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion says he is growing impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 …


7-time champ Jimmie Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson is still searching for answers to what has become a winless drought that stretches 62 points races to the summer of 2017. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ …


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season. Johnson and …


Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven other teams are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500. All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group …


‘Grandpa’ Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion’s float that snakes down closed city streets. The professional sports teams bask in the celebration of hundreds …


Jimmie Johnson’s title chase ends with wreck in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title

Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.


Jimmie Johnson spins in qualifying before Martinsville playoff race

Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying.


Still going strong at 41, Jimmie Johnson agrees to 3-year extension

Jimmie Johnson has agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. Johnson says he doesn’t have a timetable for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race this weekend after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tells The Associated …


Auto racing roundup: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Kyle Larson mishap

It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow start. How silly it was to worry.


Changed track, same result at Texas for NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six …


With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite

Jimmie Johnson says it’s like NASCAR is coming to Texas for the first time after track changes. Johnson has led more laps at Texas than any other NASCAR Cup Series …


Jimmie Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly …


Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He even ran a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship.


King reluctant to share NASCAR title throne with Jimmie Johnson

Richard Petty says he hasn’t talked to Jimmie Johnson about chasing a seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Johnson would match Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven Cup championships should be …


Jimmie Johnson has record 7th title within reach

Jimmie Johnson finally has a chance to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books with seven NASCAR championships. His last title was in 2013 and Johnson has …


Jimmie Johnson heads to Kansas with weight off his shoulders

Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.


Jimmie Johnson knows how to win in Texas

Jimmie Johnson certainly knows his way to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.


Column: SHR move to Ford could mean tension with Hendrick

A late caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway gave Kevin Harvick one futile, final chance to beat Jimmie Johnson.


Johnson ties Earnhardt with 76th career Cup win

Jimmie Johnson used pit strategy to grab the lead and won an overtime race under yellow at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 76th victory to tie the late …


Johnson passes Keselowski late for 4th Texas fall win in row

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the …


In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone

Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …


Jimmie Johnson says ‘Hendrick is my home’ as he signs extension through 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson knew he wasn’t leaving Hendrick Motorsports, even as questions began to swirl when negotiations on an extension stretched deep into the final year of his …


Johnson wins for 10th time at Dover

DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie. The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the …