| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:10 AM
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Kenseth said Friday, "I'm as optimistic as I've ever been" this season about his chances in Sunday's NASCAR race and catching Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup title.
"I feel like my race team and my race cars are capable on any...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:25 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Donovan McNabb is right. Jimmie Johnson is not an athlete.
He is much more than that.
He is one of the most dominant competitors in sports over the last decade. He's in hoity-toity company with Tiger Woods, Roger Federer,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:15 PM
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson began the 2013 NASCAR season celebrating a victory at the Daytona 500, accidentally tearing up his car during a celebratory burnout.
He finished the season in celebratory mode again at Homestead on Sunday,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Looking back at the weekend’s motor racing, including Jimmie Johnson’s sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title and Sebastian Vettel’s win victory at the U.S. Grand Prix, five things come to mind:
Johnson raises an extraordinarily high bar even...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It seems as if every time NASCAR crowns a new champion -- or the same one in Jimmie Johnson's case -- the question comes up as to whether race car drivers are athletes. It's an ongoing debate that probably never will be settled, but former NFL quarterback...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta and the IndyCar Series race in Baltimore, five things come to mind:
1. Don't let Jimmie Johnson's skid fool you. The five-time champion has finished outside...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Newman won NASCAR's Brickyard 400 for the first time on Sunday after a lengthy pit stop cost Jimmie Johnson a record fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"This is a dream come true for me," Newman said. "It will take a week...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
With one race left until NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff starts, seven drivers so far are guaranteed to be part of the 10-race championship hunt.
Five spots remain open in the 12-driver Chase, and several drivers — including reigning champion...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
LOUDON, N.H. -- Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:03 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya turned the fastest lap Friday in the first practice session for NASCAR's Brickyard 400.
Montoya, an Indianapolis 500 winner in 2000 who later migrated to NASCAR stock-car racing, posted a lap of 185.410 mph in his...