Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a race losing streak, and went for it. Had Johnson just settled for second, he'd still be in the playoffs. Instead, he wrecked with Martin Truex Jr.
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Johnson entered the Bojangles Southern at Darlington S. But, the amount of time it takes to get the engine apart and the oil pump out to put a new one on, it just takes too long. Johnson has not won a Cup Series race since last June at Dover - a span of 48 races - and Darlington was just a continuation of his misfortune.
Johnson has been involved with the foundation since He helped built four additional homes across from the homes currently under construction. Habitat for Humanity pre-selected four families in need for the program and each will contribute 33 percent of their income towards their new mortgage.
Other variables contributed, such as corporate sponsors with deep pockets and relatable drivers with rowdy personalities and, in more recent years, lucrative broadcast television deals. But, at its core, the sport is its fans. That dynamic can get hokey.
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I'm not here to save you. I'm just here for the ride. So, let me entertain you and everything will be fine. Have you had it up to here?
If his teams had simply been average last season he might not rate it as one of the worst in team history. The Hendrick cars were pretty bad —seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson failed to win for the first time in his Cup career — and it took 22 races for the organization to get its first victory. The final tally showed just three Chase Elliott victories and the organization with 12 Cup titles was locked out of the championship-deciding finale for the second consecutive year.