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  1. Johnson, Gordon looking for Indy history

    Matt Willis

    Dozier Mobley/Getty ImagesJeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994, and has added three more since.This Sunday, NASCAR will go racing at one of the most historic tracks in motorsports, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And two of NASCAR's most-...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Expect more wins for Jimmie Johnson

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Autostock/Nigel KinradeJimmie Johnson picked up his record eighth Dover victory last fall.It was just a matter of time before Jimmie Johnson won in 2014. He had won in all 12 of his previous full Sprint Cup Series seasons, ranked second in l...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. How does Johnson's championship rate?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson won the 2013 Sprint Cup title.Jimmie Johnson wrapped up his sixth career Sprint Cup Series championship with a ninth-place finish Sunday at Homestead. We already knew that. The talk then quickly turned to wh...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. Jimmie Johnson dominates like few others

    Matt Willis

    Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson (left) is in a class with other champs like Roger Federer and Michael Jordan. The odds of Jimmie Johnson winning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship are pretty good entering Sunday's season finale (1 p.m. ET, ESPN and W...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  5. Who has the edge: Kenseth or Jimmie?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR/Getty ImagesThrough four Chase races, Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by three points. After Saturday's race at Charlotte, the 2013 Chase will be half over, and the story through the first four races has been Matt Kenseth a...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. Johnson could spoil Kenseths history

    Matt Willis

    Matt Kenseth's Chase has started about as well as it could, with back-to-back wins at Chicago and New Hampshire putting him atop the points with eight races remaining. That start, although impressive, is not unprecedented. Kenseth is the third...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. Is Harvick a legit title threat?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick is looking for bigger reasons to celebrate. Kevin Harvick sits fourth in the Sprint Cup Series standings with two races until the Chase, basically a lock to make the Chase for a fourth straight season and th...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson the best bet at Indy - Brickyard 400

    Matt Willis

    NASCAR heads to one of the most sacred grounds in the world of racing this weekend: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And I, for one, am excited. Let's break down some of the key storylines for Sunday's race, the 20th running of the Brickyard 400 (1 p.m...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  9. Johnson a Dover dominator

    Matt Willis

    Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesThere's no clowning around for Jimmie Johnson at Dover, except in his post-race victory celebrations.A cursory glance at recent Dover results makes it clear that Jimmie Johnson has owned the Monster Mile since the start ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  10. Can Keselowski rise again at Phoenix?

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Larry PapkeBrad Keselowski has been setting career bests the entire season. Can he do it again at Phoenix?On the surface, the matchup between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski in Sunday's race at Phoenix looks like a mismatch. In 18 star...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson rule at...

    Matt Willis

    There was a time when Denny Hamlin was an absolute lock at Pocono, and just about any flat track for that matter. But, as is often the case with NASCAR, the field has caught up. Hamlin won his first two career starts at the Tricky Triangle, then was...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Brickyard winner Jimmie Johnson adds...

    Matt Willis

    There are few venues across all of sports that are more historic than Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Which makes me, a fan of NASCAR's legacy, a happy man. That being said, I'm well aware that Indianapolis doesn't provide the most thrilling race. That...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Breaking down the Brickyard 400

    Matt Willis

    Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? All the way back to two weeks ago (wavy lines indicating flashback). Yes, Denny Hamlin was dominating at New Hampshire, but came up just short of the win, as Kasey Kahne was hoisting the trophy that Haml...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  14. NASCAR - Beware Greg Biffle at Kentucky Speedway

    Matt Willis

    Here we are this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, a track where the key statistic coming into the race may be the number of parking spots added (PSA) since last year's debacle. But let's stick to the quality of the racing, and not whether the parking w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  15. NASCAR - Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johns...

    Matt Willis

    Greetings to all my NASCAR stat-loving, knowledge-seeking friends. You know who you are. Today, let's talk a little Michigan, since that's the next race on the schedule and all. It's a repaved Michigan, which means speeds on an already-fast track a...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  16. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson's win was easy to call

    Matt Willis

    For last Thursday's blog, I wrote that we were in line for a dominant Jimmie Johnson day and that Dover was the best of Johnson's tracks. THE PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED!!! Actually, I can't claim any clairvoyant tendencies. Johnson's strength and ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012