New Pairing of Johnson & Ally Financial Signals New Opportunities

In a season of change for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson comes a new sponsor. Ally Financial- a digital bank with a focus on auto loans- will be his new sponsor. Well now, what do we have here? A different kind of sponsor, and quite possibly, a sign of where the next wave of sponsors may come from. As time passes and things change, so does the sponsorship landscape. If you look back to the early days, it was about all things auto. Auto dealerships, auto mechanics, and auto care produc ...

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Change Will Do Knaus, Johnson Good

Few things last forever- especially race car driver and crew chief pairings. Given that, the combo of seven-time champion and crew chief Chad Knaus have defied the odds with 17 years together. This week we learned that Johnson and Knaus will go their separate ways in 2019. Knaus will lend his talents to the 24 team and William Byron, while Johnson will collaborate with Kevin Mendeering. Current Byron crew chief Darian Grubb takes on the role of technical director at Hendrick Motorsports. ...

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Elliott Didn’t Spend Long “Chasing” Second Win

Chase Elliott won't go down in history as a one-hit wonder. The son of the legendary "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliott follows his victory at Watkins Glen with an encore at Dover. Most importantly, it stamps his passport to the next round of NASCAR's playoff series. Secondly, it establishes the 22-year old as a bona fide winner. Don't believe for a moment this will be Chase Elliott's last celebration of the spoils of victory. Except for those elusive wins, Elliott has been a consist ...

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Just How Lucky Was Ryan Blaney?

[caption id="attachment_688518" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption] Ryan Blaney got lucky. That's what Clint Bowyer says, even Blaney was a bit sheepish in taking the trophy. After all, the 12 cruised to the checkered flag after Jimmie Johnson crashed into Martin Truex Jr., taking both of the front runners out. One could understand the se ...

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Some Notable Names Among Winless Drivers

So Kurt Busch got his first win of the season last Saturday. He knocked on the door patiently, and kicked it in at Bristol. If you thought he was bound to eventually score, that wasn't bad pizza. It was going to happen sooner or later. Have you looked at who remains on the list of winless drivers in 2018? It's a pretty interesting collection. Who would have thought Jimmie Johnson would be a winless driver this far into 2018? This is a seven-time champion. What's more, it's not he's become ...

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