Jimmie Johnson is halfway to his unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. But Johnson is not exactly the most exciting or even interesting stock-car driver out there.
His accomplishments should not be understated. No one has ever done what Johnson and his team have done in the last four years.But what's good for Johnson and his team is really bad for NASCAR. Johnson said he is trying not to get too excited about his position in the Chase standings and his place in NASCAR history.
"We’re only halfway through this thing,” Johnson said after winning Saturday night’s race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina and extending his lead in the Chase standings. “So much can happen. Somebody at Martinsville can lose their brakes and clean you out. With the double file restart there’s going to be a lot of bumping and banging. Someone can get into you and knock a valve stem out or cut a tire.”
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