Published on October 27th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple5
Carl Edwards won… but Jimmie Johnson was the REAL winner!
This weekend in Atlanta there was more than one winner… Carl Edwards took home the checkered flag… but Jimmie Johnson took home an even greater lead in the race for the Championship.
Yesterday’s race was very intense. I thought there for a second that one of the bridesmaids I mentioned in my previous post was going to win the race. Matt Kenseth was up there leading a number of laps and Jeff Gordon was in the top three as well, trying to set himself up for the win. But unfortunately the win went to a typical Bride… Carl Edwards.
As usual the attention went to the typical Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, and Kyle Busch because they were up front when it really counted. Carl Edwards won the race with Jimmie Johnson right behind him. And as I mentioned in the previous post Jimmie Johnson was the biggest media whore of the day. If we weren’t watching the leaders of the race, our attention was on Jimmie Johnson watching him pick off drivers as if he was at the shooting range.
I hate to admit it but if you were to ask me who the real winner of the weekend was? Obviously I would have to say the title goes to Jimmie Johnon. Jimmie Johnson took his unfortunate mishap in the pits… (On Lap 89, Johnson smoked his tires entering pit road and was nailed with a speeding penalty) and turned it around to earn him a second place finish at the end of the day.
If I told you at the beginning of the season that a driver went from 30th place to 2nd place in Atlanta, you probably would have guessed Kyle Busch. Well the tables have turned and the new wonder boy in the NASCAR world is Jimmie Johnson. The guy pisses excellence and there really isn’t anyone who can touch him right now.
Another driver who drove his @ss off was Juan Pablo Montoya. This guy was shocking the NASCAR world by hanging in the top five for most of the day until he got involved in an accident that took away his chances. Because Juan Pablo Montoya did such a great job this weekend I think I’m going to do a Hot Wive’s Club post about his wife. Good job Montoya… it looks like you’re becoming a true NASCAR racer.
Other than that it was an exciting race and shows that the real racing during the season doesn’t start until the last 10 races of the season. Basically when it counts.