Jimmie Johnson’s Title Hopes Explode with Blown Tire at Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson, the driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, talks to the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 12, 2017, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

There won’t be an eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title for Jimmie Johnson this year. Continue reading

Matt Kenseth Shuffles Championship 4 Field with Dramatic Phoenix Win

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The middle-aged man without a ride for 2018 drove a dagger through the heart of the youngster expected to shine in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for years to come. Continue reading

Jimmie Johnson Endures a Crushing Day at Texas

Jimmie Johnson, the driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, signs autographs for fans before the Driver/Crew Chief Meeting prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo – Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Jimmie Johnson has seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. He has seven victories at Texas Motor Speedway.

None of that mattered in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 when Johnson’s race – and likely his hopes for a record eighth title – went south in a hurry. Continue reading