18 laps to go. “Green flag, green flag!” Clear track ahead on the restart and you’re the reigning NASCAR Champion. You’ve got this, right?
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to go from third to first in a single lap.
…there’s no place like home. And just like Dorothy, Jimmie Johnson is going home. But he doesn’t need a pair of red slippers to get there: he has a red cape.
Following Jimmie's record-tying 76th win in Atlanta, Jeff Gordon interviewed him on what the win meant and what he's still working to achieve in the sport.
With his win number 76, Johnson has been placed in NASCAR’s most elite company. Only six drivers rank higher than Johnson in career victories. With this win also came another distinction – tying Dale Earnhardt for total Sprint Cup Series wins. While one could argue the two are polar opposites, Earnhardt’s cool, tough demeanor leading to aggressive driving on the track, while Johnson’s composed, SoCal laid back attitude producing a steady, calculated driver, their career’s actually mirror in each other in a number of ways…
Yesterday, Jimmie Johnson captured his fifth career checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, which leads all active drivers. Jimmie talked about what the historic 1.5 mile oval means to he and his Team Lowe’s Racing crew:
Today Jimmie Johnson spoke about his thoughts looking ahead to the new low-downforce rules package, which will be used for the first time in 2016 this weekend in Atlanta.
With the beginning of a new racing season comes another year of Jeff Gluck’s ‘12 Questions’ interviews, where drivers answer inquiries into topics pertaining to life in and out of the racecar. Gluck kicked off the 2016 season picking the brain of six-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson.
At Daytona 500 Media Day on Tuesday, rookie Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott was a hot topic coming off capturing the pole for Sunday’s 58th running of the Daytona 500.
What were you doing this morning at 8 AM? Were you setting off on a 60 mile bike ride? That’s exactly what six-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson was up to.