O’Donnell: NASCAR to Make Changes After Falsley Penalizing Johnson

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, played out like a Southwest Airlines advertisement. You know those television ads where someone makes a horrific blunder in front of the entire world and as they freeze to look at the camera you hear, “Wanna get away?” NASCAR’s sanctioning body had this type of moment during pre-race inspection for the AAA Texas 500.

Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team rolled their car through tech and failed a couple of times. However, the third time through inspection was a charm and Johnson was set to chase his first win in what has been a frustrating year for the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion.
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Updated Playoff Standings and Clinch Scenarios

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Man, what a race Bristol Motor Speedway put on. The race had it all. Big crashes, tight battles all night long, and in the end a driver — Kurt Busch — got their first win of the season.

Not only that, but three more drivers — Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson — did enough to secure berths in the Playoff Grid. With two races remaining 12 of the 16 slots have been filled, which leaves four positions for 18 drivers to battle for.

Who is locked in? Who is currently hanging on? And who is on the outside looking in? Continue reading “Updated Playoff Standings and Clinch Scenarios”

Enthusiastic With Offseason Changes, Jimmie Johnson Ready to Chase Eighth Title

By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Wine. Cheddar cheese. Cast iron skillets.

These are things that Jimmie Johnson is aiming to be more like in 2018. All three items get better as they age. Johnson, the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, is coming off of the least successful season of his 16-year career.

Last season, Johnson set personal lows in top-fives (4), top-10s (11), laps led (217), average start (16.9) and average finish (16.8). However, the lackluster results weren’t for a lack of effort.
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Congratulations to Toby Christie: 5th Place NMPA Award for this article

Congratulations to our own Toby Christie for winning the ‘Race Coverage Writing’ category, 5th place NMPA Award for this article

Jimmie Johnson “Licking Wounds” After Rough Day at Texas

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway proved once and for all that Jimmie Johnson is actually human, and it very well could go in the books as the worst race of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Despite winning seven races in the past at the 1.5-mile speedway in Texas, the 42-year-0ld looked out of sorts all day long this time around.
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Jimmie Johnson “Licking Wounds” After Rough Day at Texas

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway proved once and for all that Jimmie Johnson is actually human, and it very well could go in the books as the worst race of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Despite winning seven races in the past at the 1.5-mile speedway in Texas, the 42-year-0ld looked out of sorts all day long this time around.
Continue reading “Jimmie Johnson “Licking Wounds” After Rough Day at Texas”