I heard Rick is gonna buy a new airplane, poor Jimmie.what do I think, I really really miss seeing him win races, I miss seeing chad run the team. I actually think they should have put chad with him for his last year. I hope they give him some good cars this year. hint why I made the corvette purchase post. it was driven by jimmie not being in competitive cars all year. I know the iroc package as I call it. massive downforce and low HP, isn't suited to jimmie's style. but jimmie also hasn't ran well and or had fast cars on other tracks he has ran well at that have basically the old rules package on them. in particular martinsville. it will be really sad to see jimmie go and will impact my enthusiasm to watch the sport in the future.
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However unlikely, Jimmie going out winning 7+ races and the title would be the most Jimmie Johnson thing ever.One of my favorites. I didn't see him as being one of my favorites within my first year or two of paying attention to NASCAR, but he quickly grew on me. Even as a kid, I couldn't bring myself to hate on a guy that won a lot and seemed like a cool dude off of the track as well. Vanilla personality? Pssht. His driving sure wasn't. I will miss rooting for the 48, but I'm counting on him to claw back a few more victories before he rides off into the sunset.
I remember the board getting aggravated with me when I was pointing out his decline prior to the playoffs in 2017. I wasn't saying it out of spite for the guy, it was more of the fact that I had followed him for years and noticed something didn't seem right with how he was going about at the time. I never imagined it would become a two year and some slump. Hopefully he can beat the Pocono crash theory and show us why he's been so revered. Let's go, Jimmie! It wouldn't be a proper Jimmie Johnson bow out without ya having a few tricks up your sleeve!
Given the fact that's Chad Knaus's penchant for rule breaking has taken on an urban legend life of its own (I'll contend he's been caught less often than some of his contemporaries ) and the fact that with every new season it has become more and more difficult to get away with things, and the potential for gains have gotten so much smaller, I'll go out on a limb and say out of ALL the drivers that have 60+ wins, Jimmie probably has won the FEWEST races in cheated up cars. Now granted, this is based on the fact that no car that has ever won a race was 100% legal, and I'm drawing a distinction between normal garden variety cheating and blatant cheating.How many of Jimmie's cars were "Chaded" up??? Just asking....