Jimmie Johnson Tag

Will Power 2015 IndyCar
1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) F1 The defending World Champion has three wins in four races with the best team in F1. As long as Mercedes can deliver the updates, look for Hamilton to be in the fight. 2. Sebastien Ogier (FRA) WRC Displaying his dominance has been a frequent occurence for the Frenchman in WRC, who opened up 2015 with three wins in the first three rounds of the season and holds a 46-point lead over second place in the standings. 3. Kevin Harvick (USA) NASCAR Sprint Cup The defending SprintRead More
matt kenseth
BRISTOL, Tenn.—In a race delayed and interrupted by rain, and ended in overtime, Matt Kenseth broke a drought of more than a year’s standing in Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway. In a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that went 11 laps past its scheduled distance of 500 laps—making it the longest race in the history of the .533-mile short track—Kenseth crossed the finish line .287 seconds ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who recovered from a succession of issues to claim the runner-up finish.Read More
Food City 500 Bristol Matt Kenseth Sprint Cup
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the high-banked .533-mile short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds) Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCARRead More
Jimmie Johnson
FORT WORTH, Texas—Jimmie Johnson continued his recent domination of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th annual Duck Commander 500. Johnson, the six-time NSCS champion, took the lead on Lap 321 of the scheduled 334 when he drove under and past Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick exiting the dogleg of TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval. The final 14 laps featured a battle between Johnson and Harvick, the reigning NSCS champion, who finished second despite scrapingRead More
Kurt Busch, Duck Commander 500
FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and first at TMS for Saturday night’s 19th annual Duck Commander 500 (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX). Busch toured the high-banked, 1.5-mile TMS quad-oval inRead More
Joey Logano poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after winning the pole for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Logano Grabs Martinsville Pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—For last year’s spring race at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano set a track record during qualifying but didn’t win the pole. On Friday at the paper-clip-shaped track, Logano reversed the outcome. Though he failed to match his record of 100.201 mph, he saved his best lap for the final round of knockout qualifying in claiming the top starting spot for Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Trailing Logano in the 27th starting position will be Chase Elliott, the heir apparentRead More
Jimmie Johnson celebrates at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a burnout after winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, adding to his legacy with career victory No. 71. Just five behind NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt on the all-time wins list.

Posted On March 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVIII 03/04

Adam Tate & Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) are teamed with the duo of Christopher DeHarde(Motorsports.com) and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), breaking down the latest news in auto racing. The gang will be joined by special guest Brian Carroccio from AR1 with the latest on IndyCar and Formula One news. NASCAR gears up to hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with fresh faces in new places they break down Brett Moffitt’s incredible run with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta this past weekend, Jimmie Johnson’s win, and much more. So click the linkRead More
Jimmie Johnson wins in Atlanta.

Posted On March 1, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Johnson Dominates Late to Win in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn’t take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time inRead More
Newly crowned Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The front of the field will look similar to last week’s Daytona 500 finish, with runner-up Kevin Harvick starting alongside the Team Penske driver. For Logano, it is the ninth pole of his Sprint Cup Series career, but his first at the 1.54-mile track. “I really want to win here,” said Logano. “I lived here for six years. I used to race on the quarter-mile (track)Read More

Posted On February 26, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVII 02/25

Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Christohpher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday) break down the 57th Annual Daytona 500, the rest of Speedweeks, the latest IndyCar news, and much more. Joey Logano gave Team Penske its second win in The Great American Race, how does it rank among the greats? Plus, how did Matt Crafton do standing in for Kyle Busch, and who is replacing him at Atlanta? Simona de Silvestro was rumored for an IndyCar seat at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but after the team went with James Jakes sheRead More