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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I'll pitch in if people want to put a team together with the intention of taking out JJ.ReplyDelete
The record books may say three (or four) championships in a row for Johnson, but those of us that were alive when Cale did it, know that only Cale has done it. Cale didn't need an artificial points system to reset the points so he could concentrate heavily on the last ten races of each season. He raced hard all year long, every year, and was a true champion.ReplyDelete
2nd comment is dead on! That said knaus understands the rules in place, and is dominating.ReplyDelete