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Hendrick Motorsports | Tire issues plague Jimmie Johnson again

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:13 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson shredded two different left-rear tires in the first 11 laps this past weekend in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Johnson has endured at least seven races marred by tire issues since the second-to-last race at Phoenix last season.

Fantasy Tip: When Johnson has solved his tire issues this season, he is obviously the man to beat at most tracks. However, fantasy owners in salary-cap leagues have been left with a bad taste in their mouth when tire issues have reared their ugly head. It seems the issues have cropped up at flat tracks more, i.e. New Hampshire, Phoenix, Pocono, for the No. 48 team. If you're in a fantasy league which limits amount of starts per driver, consider avoiding J.J. at flats.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson doomed by tire problems

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:37:03 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was knocked out of the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 13, due to tire problems. He suffered a left-rear flat tire on the eighth lap of the race and experienced another left-rear tire problem three laps later, when his No. 48 car skidded into a wall. Johnson later said the tire exploded on him as soon as he hit the brakes.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson to start on front row

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:29:12 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finished second in qualifying for the Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 13.

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Hendrick Motorsports | All four drivers finish in top seven

Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:03:23 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson all finished in the top seven in the Sprint Cup race Sunday, June 22, at Sonoma Raceway. Gordon finished second, Earnhardt finished third, Kahne finished sixth and Johnson finished seventh.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson wins at Michigan

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:41:15 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, June 15. It was his first win in 25 Sprint Cup races there.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson earns another win

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:21:42 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup Race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, June 1, for his second consecutive win. Johnson has won back-to-back races 13 times during his career.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson had surgery

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:34:39 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson (hernia) said he had surgery to repair three hernias recently, which put him out 10 days. He didn't miss any practice sessions.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson fast in final practice

Sat, 31 May 2014 18:22:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was the fastest car in the final practice Saturday, May 31, at Dover International Speedway, running at a speed of 158.863 mph. He will start fourth in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has grabbed eight checkered flags at the Monster Mile, while no other active driver has more than four wins at the Delaware circuit. Johnson is an obvious must-start in all fantasy leagues whenever the Sprint Cup Series stops in Dover.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson owns Dover

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:39:32 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson heads to Dover International Speedway looking to maintain his dominance at the track. He leads all active drivers with eight victories in 24 career starts, and he has 12 Top 5 finishes and 17 Top 10s. He has an Average Finish of 8.67.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is coming off his first win of the season, and he could very well make it back-to-back. No other active driver has more than four wins at Dover, so Johnson will be the odds-on favorite to take checkers. Fantasy owners have to love that.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson picks up first win

Sun, 25 May 2014 20:54:23 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, May 25.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson wins pole

Thu, 22 May 2014 21:04:21 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson has won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, May 25.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Team has six career wins at Kansas

Mon, 05 May 2014 19:29:24 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne each head to Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, with two career wins at the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only Hendrick driver without a win at Kansas, and he has an Average Finish of 15.9 in 15 career starts.

Fantasy Tip: If you're in a fantasy league which restricts the number of times you can use a driver, Dale Jr. might be best used another weekend. However, Gordon has been performing well lately, and Johnson is certainly due. Both are must-start fantasy options, and Kahne is a nice sleeper as well.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson dominates Kansas

Mon, 05 May 2014 19:29:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson heads to Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, looking for his first win of the Sprint Cup Series season.

Fantasy Tip: The six-time series champ is a must-start fantasy option in all formats this weekend, as he leads all active drivers with a 7.5 Average Finish at Kansas. That includes two wins, six Top 5s, 13 Top 10s and 14 Top 20s in 15 career starts with just one DNF. He has also started on the pole three times, tied with teammate Kasey Kahne for the most among active drivers.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson rates at top in Las Vegas

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:18:30 -0800

The Sprint Cup Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 9, and NASCAR's Loop Data from the past nine races at LVMS shows Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson ranked on top with a Driver Rating of 112.3. He is one of four drivers to participate in all 16 races at the track since the first Winston Cup Series race in 1998. He leads the series in average finish at 9.5, just ahead of Roush-Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards (9.6).

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson captures another title

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:41:53 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson ran up front for most of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sunday, Nov. 17, at Homestead -Miami Speedway, and he ended up in ninth place to finish the race. It was more than enough to secure his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship. "I have six. We'll see if I can get seven," Johnson said. "Time will tell. I think we need to save the argument (of greatest ever) until I hang up the helmet."

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth falls seven points back

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:49:12 -0800

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth ended up in fourth place in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, but he still slipped seven points back of Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with two races remaining.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:48:18 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson led 255 of the 334 laps at the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, posting his sixth victory of the season, and the 66th of his career. More importantly, he now holds a seven-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with just two races remaining.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon has disastrous run

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:47:47 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon blew a tire and hit a wall during the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, and he ended up finishing in 38th place. He entered the day third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, just 27 points behind the leaders, but he is now 69 points behind teammate Jimmie Johnson with just two races remaining.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is runner-up in Texas

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:47:15 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3 behind teammate Jimmie Johnson. "The 48 was in another class, and nobody had anything for him," Earnhardt said. "He was just super good all through practice and the race."

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson skips qualifying

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:14:29 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson skipped qualifying at Richmond International Raceway Friday, Sept. 6, to witness the birth of his second daughter. Driver Regan Smith drove the No. 48 Chevrolet in Johnson's absence. Johnson is in the lead in the Sprint Cup standings heading into this weekend's Cup race.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Another poor performance for Jimmie Johnson

Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:56:39 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was involved in an early wreck in the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 1, and he landed outside of the Top 25 for the third straight race. Despite the bad luck lately, he remains atop the series standings heading to Richmond International Raceway next Saturday, Sept. 7.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Black flag costs Jimmie Johnson win

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:27:18 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was penalized for jumping the final restart Sunday, June 2, at the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway. He was given the black flag, and forced to drive through the pits, dropping him out of contention. He finished 17th, and was visibly upset after the race.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:18:10 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson led a career-high 346 laps and won his eighth career race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 7. He is now in third place on the career victories list at Martinsville.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson was a top-ranked driver at Martinsville, and he delivered. He's consistently one of the best options for your fantasy lineup week in and week out.

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Hendrick | Lowe's extends sponsorship with Jimmie Johnson

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:46:23 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday, Feb. 27, that Lowe's has extended their sponsorship with driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 car for two more years. Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:07:00 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 24.

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JR | Jimmie Johnson to run in Nationwide race

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:39:26 -0800

JR Motorsports announced Friday, Feb. 1, that Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson will compete in the March 2 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet. It will be Johnson's first time in the Nationwide Series since he drove at Watkins Glen in 2011.

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Penske Championship Racing | Brad Keselowski wins some hardware

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:33:55 -0800

Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski edged Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson for the team's first ever Sprint championship. Keselowski finished 15th at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, Nov. 18. Keselowski needed just 125 Cup starts to win his first championship, the fewest since driver Jeff Gordon won the title in just 93 starts in 1995.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:05:36 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson held off Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski to win the Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 4. With the win, Johnson increased his standings lead over Keselowski from five to seven points.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:58:28 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 28. It was his seventh career win at the track. Johnson is now the points leader over Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski with only three races remaining in the Chase. Johnson is currently two points ahead of Keselowski for the top spot.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:33:18 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the pole position for the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Friday, Oct. 26. Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski qualified 32nd. Johnson trails Keselowski by only seven points with four races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Kansas

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:36:10 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 21, for his second victory in the last three races. Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski hung on to his seven-point lead in the standings over Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson with four races left in the Chase.

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Penske Championship Racing | Brad Keselowski takes checkered flag at Dover

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:45:46 -0700

Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski won the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 30. It was Keselowski's second win in the last three weeks, and he took over the points lead from Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson with the victory. He now leads Johnson by a mere five points heading to Talladega Superspeedway.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Denny Hamlin wins at New Hampshire

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:28:14 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 23, for his series-leading fifth victory of the season. The win was owner Joe Gibbs' 100th career victory. Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finished second and will head into next weekend's race one point ahead of Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski for the points lead.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Greg Biffle wins at Michigan

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:28:26 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle won the Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 19. With the win, he took over the points lead, and driver Jimmie Johnson fell from first to fourth. RFR driver Matt Kenseth moved up a spot to second despite a 17th-place finish.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Brickyard

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:00:57 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 29, for the fourth time in his career. Johnson and teammate Jeff Gordon are the only drivers to win four times at the historic track.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:42:31 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, June 3. Johnson's win was his seventh at the track, matching the record held by driver Richard Petty and Bobby Allison. Johnson led 289 of the 400 laps Sunday.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins All-Star race

Mon, 21 May 2012 09:59:51 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR All-Star event Saturday, May 19, to become just the third driver to win the event three times.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Darlington

Mon, 14 May 2012 09:35:41 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday, May 12, to give the team its 200th Sprint Cup victory. It was Johnson's first win since last October at Kansas, a span of 16 Cup races.

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Hendrick | Penalties lifted for Jimmie Johnson's team

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:51:51 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson had the penalties that were levied against him for the Daytona 500 overturned Tuesday, March 20. NASCAR lifted the six-race suspension against crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, and they also returned 25 points to Johnson. The $100,000 fine for Knaus was upheld.

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Hendrick | No plans to handle suspension

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:12:00 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson said his team has no replacements for a crew chief and car chief is their suspensions are not overturned. Crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec are still trying to reverse their six-race suspensions. "We felt like last Tuesday it was going to be overturned," Johnson said. "We were shocked with the penalties to start. If things stand, it will be a huge blow to the team. I feel like we can work through it and still have a chance to win races but it will be very, very difficult."

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson penalty upheld

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:19:52 -0700

NASCAR upheld penalties to Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus Tuesday, March 13. Johnson lost 25 driver points, owner Jeff Gordon was docked 25 points and Knaus was fined $10,000 and suspended for six races.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson's team docked

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:01:52 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was docked 25 driver points Wednesday, Feb. 29, and crew chief Chad Knaus was suspended six races by NASCAR after the No. 48 car failed an inspection Feb. 17 before the Budweiser Shootout. Car owner Jeff Gordon was docked 25 owner points, and Knaus was also fined $100,000.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson's night ends early

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:46:12 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson crashed on the second lap of the Daytona 500 Monday, Feb. 27, ending his night early. Driver Trevor Bayne, whose car also sustained heavy damage, and driver Danica Patrick were also involved in the crash, among others.

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Hendrick | Defending Jimmy Johnson's car

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:02:35 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick is disputing NASCAR's claim that driver Jimmie Johnson's Daytona 500 car is illegal. NASCAR confiscated the C-posts on Johnson's car during the initial inspection process. It could result in a suspension of crew chief Chad Knaus. However, Hendrick is defending his team, saying it's the same car that Johnson used in all four restrictor-plate races last season.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson brings it home 14th

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:09:14 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was involved in a late wreck at the 2012 Budweiser Shootout Saturday, Feb. 18, and he was limited to 75 completed laps. The five-time Sprint Cup Series champion finished in 14th place.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson eliminated from championship contention

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:48:44 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finished 14th in the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 13, and has officially been eliminated from championship contention. His five-time championship reign will come to an end.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson wins at Kansas

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:51:51 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 9, for his first Cup victory since April. He led 197 laps, and the win was the 55th of his career, which moved him into a tie with former driver Rusty Wallace for eighth on the all-time list. Johnson moved to third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings behind Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick.

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Richard Childress Racing | Kevin Harvick clinches spot in Chase

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:52:18 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick has already clinched a wild card berth in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this year. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson and Roush Fenway Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards also clinched berths this weekend.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson finishes eighth at Richmond

Mon, 02 May 2011 08:49:09 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finished eighth in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30.

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