Best from the Sprint Cup Awards red carpet

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Here’s a look at the stars of the Sprint Cup Series arriving with their families on the red carpet for Friday night’s award banquet in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France and his wife Amy attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France and his wife Amy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, his wife Chandra and their daughters Genevieve and Lydia attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, his wife Chandra and their daughters Genevieve and Lydia. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano and his wife Brittany attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Joey Logano and his wife Brittany. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
 Martin Truex Jr. and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex . (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth and his wife Katie attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth and his wife Katie. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his fiance Amy Reimann attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his fiance Amy Reimann. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski and his girlfriend Paige White attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski and his girlfriend Paige White. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch and his fiance Ashley Van Metre attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch and his fiance Ashley Van Metre. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray and his wife Christy attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jamie McMurray and his wife Christy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon and his fiance Whitney Ward attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Austin Dillon and his fiance Whitney Ward. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and his girlfriend Katelynn Sweet attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Kyle Larson and his girlfriend Katelynn Sweet. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chris Buescher and his girlfriend Emma Helton attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher and his girlfriend Emma Helton. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NASCAR America: Is there cause for concern with Jimmie Johnson’s performance thus far?

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It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.

The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.

He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.

And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?

NASCAR America: Mark Martin is definitely a Kyle Larson fan

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On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching  Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson involved in minor fender bender while leaving Fontana

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Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.

But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.

No one was injured, Larson tweeted.

But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson’s Fontana win shows continued maturing as a driver

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Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.