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  1. Will Brickyard 400 win translate to Sprint Cup championship?

    Ed Hinton

    History says there's a fair chance the Brickyard 400 winner will go on to win the Cup title. That's welcome news for top qualifiers Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Chasing Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson might be futile

    Ed Hinton

    There are five drivers in position to win the 2013 Sprint Cup title, but when you talk to two of them, they say realistically it's down to Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  3. Chase time is Jimmie Johnson's time in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series...

    Ed Hinton

    It happens every autumn: The Yankees make a pennant run. Brett Favre makes another NFL start. And Jimmie Johnson makes his annual push for a Sprint Cup title.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2009
  4. Biffle -- yes, the Biff -- wins Chase opener at New Hampshire

    Ed Hinton

    Give Round 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup to ... Greg Biffle? Yes, folks, the Biff outmuscled Jimmie Johnson with 12 laps to go to win the playoff opener Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2008
  5. NASCAR - Winning may not be everything in Sprint Cup

    Ed Hinton

    The early returns show four races, four different winners in Sprint Cup. So far, so good for the new "win-you're-in" Chase format. But we're on pace for more Chasers than there are spots. Oh, the chaos that may come.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  6. NASCAR - Richard Petty says Jimmie Johnson may win as many as 10 ...

    Ed Hinton

    Richard Petty is happy his 200 wins is likely an unassailable record, because he figures Jimmie Johnson is about to win his sixth championship and will soon pass The King and Dale Earnhardt, who have seven apiece.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  7. NASCAR - Monday Rundown - Clint Bowyer's championship hopes fade ...

    Ed Hinton

    Clint Bowyer's storybook ending likely will have to wait. Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski have their own script in mind: a two-car dogfight that won't be settled until Homestead.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2012
  8. NASCAR - The Chase is here to stay, and that's a good thing

    Ed Hinton

    When the 2011 Chase began, few would have picked Tony Stewart to win the championship. When he did, it just showed that the new (now old) way was the best way for NASCAR.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  9. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson shows his might at the Brickyard

    Ed Hinton

    Uh-oh. The first three times Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400, he went on to win the Sprint Cup championship. JJ is back, NASCAR Nation. Maybe more than back.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  10. NASCAR - Denny Hamlin, Darian Grubb have something to prove

    Ed Hinton

    2011 was a disastrous season for Denny Hamlin when you consider how close he came to the Sprint Cup title in 2010. Darian Grubb's job? Help Hamlin recapture his mojo.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Tony Stewart wins best NASCAR finale

    Ed Hinton

    It wasn't just a good final race for the Sprint Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Tony Stewart's race win and championship victory over Carl Edwards was simply the best finale ever.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2011
  12. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson victim in Brian Vickers-Matt Kenseth tiff...

    Ed Hinton

    Brian Vickers seemingly was involved in all 18 cautions thrown Sunday at Martinsville. His back-and-forth with Matt Kenseth ended up hurting Jimmie Johnson most.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  13. Juan Pablo Montoya loving his racing life on a little bit of the ...

    Ed Hinton

    LOUDON, N.H. -- The other 11 drivers enter the Chase game-faced. Juan Pablo Montoya comes rollicking in, always running on the edge of laughing. If sheer cool can win a championship, Montoya is a lock. I've never seen a driver enter NASCAR's playoff...

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2009
  14. NASCAR's best storyline in '09? A Jimmie Johnson four-peat

    Ed Hinton

    Six stories in the 2009 Chase would resonate in both the motorsports community and the mainstream public. But only one outcome would truly rock NASCAR's world.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  15. Ed Hinton: Jimmie Johnson's three-peat in the bag

    Ed Hinton

    Cale Yarborough has company. Jimmie Johnson raced his kind of race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his record-tying third consecutive Sprint Cup championship, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2008