Tag Archives: Jimmie Johnson

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville

Surviving a thrilling duel with rookie Denny Hamlin in the final six laps, Jimmie Johnson held on to win by a car length at Martinsville's tricky short track. The win marked his first checkered flag at the track since the tragic Hendrick Motorsports plane crash killed 10 people the day the No. 48 team won here in 2004. Hamlin held on for second, with Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon rounding out the top five.

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Scanner Static: Charlotte Is Broken, But Can It Even Be Fixed?

This wasn't Charlotte's shining moment, that's for sure. I wouldn't go so far as to call it an embarrassment, but it could have been better and yes, they've done a lot of harm to this track with the "levigation" and now the repave. Unfortunately, I don't see how things could be improved significantly by the time they race here again.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

This weekend's race at Martinsville kicks off the second half of NASCAR's playoffs, the Chase for the Championship. The first five races have been kind to some of us, while others are struggling to make up lost ground from early miscues. Of course, always keep in mind that everything doesn't always go as planned... it's why they race every weekend. With that in mind, who should you use on your fantasy team to kick off the final leg of the Chase?

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

As the smoke cleared from a wacky weekend of racing, Jeff Burton continued to remain the class of the Chase field, with the rest of his challengers now looking to play catchup in the second half. Heading into Martinsville, second through seventh in the standings are separated by just over 100 points, so any little bump or bang this weekend could send the standings into a tailspin.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

After finishing second at Talladega the previous week, Kasey Kahne came out and dominated at Lowe's, leading 134 laps and surviving a wacky race of attrition and pit strategy to come out on top in the Bank of America 500 and close to within 160 of points leader Jeff Burton. Kahne took the season sweep at the track over Lowe's legend Jimmie Johnson, who placed second; Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bobby Labonte rounded out the top five finishers.

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Voices from the Heartland: Loyalty Is One Thing, Blind Stupidity Is Another

Sometimes - and it only happens about three times a year - sometimes, something happens on the track that evokes the best and worst out of all the fans that follow NASCAR week in, week out. It usually involves one or two of the most popular drivers, and it induces opinions fed by loyalty, which, at times, one may think becomes stronger than the belief in God himself. The last lap at Talladega this past week produced just such an incident, and the reaction by fans this week has done nothing but back up the theory of extreme loyalty I just mentioned above.

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Race Trax: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

The Bank of America 500 is the 31st race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Lowe's Motor Speedway twice a year - Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600 at the track in May. LMS has hosted the Nextel Cup Series each year since opening in 1960. The field will include 2005 fall polesitter Elliott Sadler, as well as race winner Johnson.

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