Jimmie Johnson Wins NASCAR® Sprint All-Star Race™
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Taking a break from the points competition, the elite in the Sprint Cup® Series raced each other Saturday night in the NASCAR® Sprint All-Star Race™. With as much as $2M on the line, the only way to be included in the exhibition race is to have won a race in the previous or current season, finish in the top two in the 40-lap Sprint Showdown™ that preceeds the All-Star, or get voted in by the fans.
Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. earned their spots by finishing first and second in the Showdown, while Danica Patrick won the fan vote.
The race is divided into five segments with the fifth and final segment determining the $1M winner. If a single driver wins all segments, their prize doubles to $2M.
Brothers Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch each won two of the first four segments, but ultimately the fifth and final segment went to Jimmie Johnson winning both the bragging rights and the $1M in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevy SS.
Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson on this 4th All-Star win, powered by Bosch Spark Plugs, Alternator, Starter, Fuel Pump, Injectors, Ignition Coils and Oxygen Sensors.
Racing Between Raindrops at Talladega
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Talladega is known for first time winners, in fact, there have been 42 different winners in the past 87 races here. What makes Talladega different is that it is a restrictor plate race making drivers race slower, forcing them to stay in large packs to reduce air resistance and increase drafting. Staying closer means more chances of getting tangled, and in lap 43 a large crash took out several drivers including Kasey Kahne of Hendrick Motorsports.
But the restrictor plate wasn’t all that created challenges at Talladega. Not only was qualifying washed out, but on race day a rain delay lasted more than three and a half hours. Finally, with just six laps to go drafting and crowding caused another crash. This is the sixth time in the last seven races at Talladega that there has been a large pile up in the last eight laps.
A win at Talladega is typically decided by a last lap pass, and adding to the complexity is the finish line that is not centered along pit road but instead, is a quarter mile further down track. As promised – anyone can win – and David Ragan won it for the first time in his career. His car, and all NASCAR Sprint Cup® Series cars, are equipped with Bosch Oxygen Sensors.
Regan Smith Takes the Win at Talladega
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Congratulations to Regan Smith of JR Motorsports who won Nationwide Series at Talladega on Saturday. Joey Logano of Penske Racing and Kasey Kahne with JR Motorsports took second and third respectively.
JR Motorsports cars are equipped with Bosch Spark Plugs, Alternator and Starter; Penske Racing is powered by Bosch Spark Plugs.
Sprint Cup® Points Standing
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We are one quarter of the way into the 2013 Sprint Cup® Season and Jimmie Johnson is currently in the lead with 343 points. Bosch is proud to report that not only Johnson, but all 5 of the top 10 drivers are powered by Bosch Spark Plugs, Alternators, Starters, Fuel Pumps, Fuel injectors, Ignition Coils, and all NASCAR Sprint Cup® Series Cars are equipped with Bosch Oxygen Sensors.
Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the top spots are Jimmie Johnson (1) as well as Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who are tied for 3rd with 297 points each. The 2012 defending Sprint Cup® series champ from Penske Racing, Brad Keselowski, currently sits in 6th position with 284 points; followed immediately by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch with 278 points.
While Johnson has only had 2 wins this season – one of them being Daytona 500 – he has also had four finishes in the top five, and six finishes in the top ten. That kind of record speaks volumes of the cohesiveness of the No. 48 team and their pit strategy led by pit crew chief Chad Knaus. It also doesn’t hurt that the No. 48 Chevy SS is part of the Hendrick Motorsports team and equipped with top of the line performance parts from Bosch!
Nationwide Series™ Points Standing
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Driving for Penske Racing, Sam Hornish, Jr. sits at the top of chart with 259 points powered by Bosch Spark Plugs. Meanwhile, Regan Smith is just one point behind at 257 driving for Jr. Motorsports on Bosch Spark Plugs, Alternator and Starter.
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