Add “NASCAR Ambassador” To Jimmie’s Resume

His appearances at the White House have become so frequent, the President has suggested Jimmie Johnson get his own parking space. Barack Obama did add two stipulations: the six-time champion can't steal the Commander-In-Chief's parking space, and no burn outs allowed on the portico. As Johnson was honored Wednesday at the White House, Obama referred to the Californian as the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR." It's a fitting title. Love him or loathe him, there's no denying Jordan transcended bas ...

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Quicken Loans 400: Win, Lose or Draw

How fitting that on Father's Day, Nascar's Godfather ruled the roost at the Quicken Loans 400. No, we're not talking about Jimmie Johnson, who became the first drive to win three times in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. It's his boss who really was the big winner of the weekend. (more...) ...

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Quicken Loans 400 Odds

"Don't call it a comeback." LL Cool J's words from more than 20 year ago can make Nascar fans feel a few different ways. We all can feel really old that "Mama Said Knock You Out" is 24 years old. Seriously, I know. We can also use those words to predict what might happen in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. (more...) ...

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Pocono 400: Win, Lose or Draw

The triangle tricked some of Nascar's biggest names Sunday, with the sport's favorite driver and his legion of fans leaving Pocono thrilled. On a day filled with action on and off the track, here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown of the other winners and losers. (more...) ...

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Pocono 400 Odds

The tricky triangle is one of Nascar’s biggest challenges for drivers. Three distinct turns with three distinct degrees of banking offer opportunities for passing and sustained speed. While familiar faces lead the pack, surprising names might make a run Sunday. (more...) ...

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FedEx 400: Win Lose or Draw

The 2014 Sprint Cup season is halfway to the Chase. After Sunday’s win, Jimmie Johnson is the obvious winner; Kyle Busch (going for another three-peat and finishing 42nd) is a disappointed obvious loser.  The rest is a bit murky. Using Nascar’s points system, here’s a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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FedEx 400 Odds

From a monster race to a Monster Mile , the 2014 Sprint Cup takes teams to Dover this week.  Odds are out, and odds are a familiar face will wind up in Victory Lane. (more...) ...

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Why Winners Win

"Teams that play together beat those teams with superior players who play more as individuals."- NBA coaching legend Jack Ramsay In a play on a "Foxworthyism"- if you go a dozen races without a win and they call it a slump, you might be a champion. Ha! There would be about 40 other drivers who would to have the kind of "slump" Jimmie Johnson just had. Were you like me, and when you saw that the 48 won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, you thought "Here we go- it looks like Johnson will ...

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Coca Cola 600: Win, Lose or Draw

This sure feels like the day after Christmas. Instead of returning an ugly sweater and wondering what to do with a microwave quesadilla maker, Sprint Cup fans are wondering what to make of another dominant run by Jimmie Johnson in Charlotte. Here's a breakdown:  (more...) ...

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Denny Hamlin: All He Does Is Win

As legendary as he is, Jeff Gordon can't make this claim. As popular as he is, Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't come close to making this claim. Neither can Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle or Carl Edwards. Denny Hamlin has never gone a full calendar season without winning at least one race. That puts the Virginian in the rarefied air of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and even Tony Stewart, who managed to reel off one victory before his unfortunate injury last summer. How many of y ...

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