Published on September 2nd, 2008 | by Ron Ripple6
Is Jimmie Johnson going to make it a three-peat?
Jimmie Johnson dominated this past weekend’s race at Fontana by leading 228 laps of the total 250. He led the race from the drop of the green flag and only lost the lead when coming in to pit. That didn’t last long either… it seemed as though when he got back on the track he drove by the leaders as if they were just keeping his “seat warm.”
From the start of the season, Jimmie Johnson had more hype from the fans than Kyle Busch had kleenex boxes after the Bristol race. Jimmie Johnson started out the season a little slower than expected but he is finally living up to his hype, and he’s showing the fans he’s working on making it a three-peat.
(Photo Compliments of NASCAR.com)
If you remember correctly, this is exactly what he did last season coming into the chase. He won the labor day race in Fontana and then won at Richmond that set him on fire to win four more races once the Chase started. The kid is on fire and if you don’t think the momentum is in his favor, then you better start figuring it out.
Momentum plays a big role with the drivers these days. Carl Edwards has it… Kyle Busch has it… and now Jimmie Johnson has it. These are going to be the drivers to watch out for, mark my words.
Things are looking pretty good for these three drivers when it comes to the Chase. Kyle Busch will be starting out with 50 extra points, Carl Edwards will be starting with 30 extra points, and Jimmie Johnson will be starting with 20 extra points. Obviously things may change depending on who wins Richmond, but it’s going to be quite the battle once the chase starts especially if Jimmie Johnson races like he did this past weekend in Fontana. These guys are going to have a tough time competing.
Not to get off subject… but another area Jimmie Johnson dominates in is his significant other. Jimmie Johnson is “dominating” the field with his wife Chandra Johnson. You all know I have a little thing for Chandra Johnson, so writing about Jimmie just gives me another reason to post a link to her infamous bio. Check her out!
Ok… back on subject! Jimmie Johnson did a great job this weekend and it only makes the Chase that much more interesting. I can’t wait for the chase to start and I don’t know who to bet on.
Who would you bet on to win the Championship?