Fri, 29/08/14 – 18:58 | No Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman [...]

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Pedley: Little Help Over Here, Please
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five things I don’t understand about what happened over the past 10 months in NASCAR:
First. How in the world can Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus continue run bare foot through thousands of miles of mine fields and come out the other side with every hair still in place?
The fast cars, [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 11:05 | 2 Comments
Armijo: Jimmie Is No. 1
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?
At least, who was the greatest in 2009? Which driver impressed me most, drove the best and ultimately deserves my vote for Driver of the Year?
The envelope, please….
Yes, Jimmie Johnson.
How can you pick against him? Johnson did something no driver [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Johnson: ‘The Cool Thing Is We’re Not Done Yet’
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – As Jimmie Johnson approached his record-setting fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, Rick Hendrick said he kept thinking about the kid he used to give cheeseburger money and rides to and from the racetrack.
“He’s come an awful long way from those days,’’ Hendrick said last Friday as Johnson [...]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Honda Staying in ALMS
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Honda Performance Development will continue its participation in the American Le Mans Series with the Patron Highcroft Racing team in 2010. Highcroft will field an updated version of the original LMP2 class Acura prototype.
The car will provide a platform for the development of a new engine from HPD as Honda continues [...]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Johnson or Pearson?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not surprising to hear all the well-deserved accolades for Jimmie Johnson after his unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. Johnson is one of the all-time greats. But is he a better driver than David Pearson?
In October’s vote for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it was [...]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 9:03 | 3 Comments
Cup Notes: Martin Stays Proud
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Mark Martin looked exhausted and sounded dispirited, but his words belied appearances after Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400.
“There’s no frustration,’’ the 50-year-old said Sunday after Jimmie Johnson relegated Martin to his fifth second-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. “I’m very proud of what we accomplished. On top of all that I [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 21:42 | Comments Off
Jimmie A Hero In Garages
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson may not be the most-respected driver among fans, but among his peers? Huge respect.
After winning his record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday, drivers lined up to to testify in behalf of Johnson and his team.
“I can’t believe Jimmie did it,” Carl Edwards said. “It’s unreal. I really just believed [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – No more questions, no more doubts. Jimmie Johnson made it four for the ages.
Topping off yet another consistently brilliant season, Johnson cruised to a trouble-free fifth-place finish Sunday in the season-ending Ford 400, wrapping up an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
“The truth [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Homestead
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Ford 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sun, 11/22/09 – 12:00 | 37 Comments
Race Day: Some Chase Words
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Interestingly, the very existence of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has come under scrutiny at times in recent weeks. It seems that not everybody loves a winner or, at least, a winning organization.
Very little of that scrutiny emanated from the Sprint Cup garages at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, however. Competitors, some of whom [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 8:51 | One Comment