Chad Knaus

Cautious optimism riding along with Johnson in season's final week

Rick Hendrick quashes rumors before the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

After Texas, Jimmie Johnson is two steps away from a sixth title

Jimmie Johnson and his #48 crew hope that they do not have a repeat of a blown tire or any other problems in the penultimate race at Phoenix International Raceway!

Kenseth maintains Chase pace at TMS

Matt Kenseth was detected for speeding as he left pit road during the race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kenseth and Johnson remain close in points following Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson nearly took the Chase points lead out of the hands of Matt Kenseth

Cool-Down Lap: The old Jimmie Johnson (and Chad Knaus) showed up at Dover

The win left him second in the standings, eight points behind Kenseth.

Jimmie Johnson on upcoming race at Chicago

Jimmie Johnson: the chase is on for a 48 six pack

Team orders in Richmond

Did he or didn't he? Chase controversy overshadows new chase roster.

3 Champs, 1 Goal: Become the penultimate warrior

Just two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series remain to determine those who will make it in this year's Chase for the championship. Johnson, Bowyer and Kenseth are secured no matter the outcome at Atlanta.

Cool-Down Lap: Joey Logano's victory complicates Chase picture

The picture of the Chase for the Sprint Cup title changed for Newman when Logano took the Michigan win. Once again Hendrick Motorsports team leaves the Irish Hills empty-handed.

Crash in practice sends Jimmie Johnson to backup car

Johnson crashed in final practice at Michigan International Speedway, damaging his Chevrolet beyond repair.

Last-place start too much for Jimmie Johnson to overcome

Other headlines: Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Michael Waltrip Racing.

Biffle proves Roush still king at MIS

Greg Biffle wins 19th career cup race and 4th career race at Michigan!

Sprint All-Star cash goes to Johnson for a record fourth time

Once again Jimmie Johnson know how to take the big wins even when he has to come from behind!

Nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fifth class announced

Famed engine builder Petty, short track star Phillips among 25 eligible

Johnson and Hendrick smiling as primary sponsor extends contract

Lowe's has been five time champion Johnson's sponsor for his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup career. The extension of the contract follows on the heels of the team's second Daytona 500 victory.

Johnson's nickname becomes "Seven Time" after Daytona 500 win

Prior to his second win in the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener, the Hendrick Motorsport team dubbed Jimmie Johnson "Five Time". Today they changed his nickname to "Seven Time".

Johnson snakes to victory in 55th Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson wins his second Daytona 500 with Hendrick Chevrolet teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. on his bumper. Danica Patrick takes 8th place.

Jimmie Johnson says Knaus still looking for speed in new Chevrolet SS

Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS met with members of the media and discussed the new Chevrolet SS, his off season training and many other topics.