Johnson Continues To Roll On

Jimmie Johnson

(WOMR file photo)

The talking heads hail the return of the HMS #48 Lowe’s Chevy!

Jimmie Johnson put on a show of sheer domination for all to see at The Party in the Poconos 400 Sunday.  Johnson led 128 of the 160 lap race, that my friends is surely a definition of domination!

With this win, the Hendrick Motorsports driver continued to build on his series points lead,  increasing his advantage over second-place Carl Edwards (18th Sunday) to 51 points after 14 races.

Sunday’s victory was by 1.2 seconds but likely would have been greater had wrecks not force a series of late-race cautions.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran third, followed by Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano completed the top 10.

When interviewed after the race Johnson had the following to say, “not only a great race car but an engine.”  Johnson further stated. “we had fuel mileage and plenty of power. It was awesome on the straightaways today to be able to do what I wanted around other cars.”

The win came a week after Johnson nearly won at Dover. That apparent victory vanished because of a penalty as NASCAR officials said he jumped a late-race restart.

Asked if the Pocono victory made up for Dover, Johnson said, “No, but it’s OK. It doesn’t make up for much, but we know we’re a great race team. Things won’t keep us down. We had a great race car today and had a lot of fun. That was a lot of fun out there.”

Check out the unofficial results of the Party in the Poconos 400.

It seems like, after his third victory of 2013, “the talking heads” are saying that Jimmie Johnson, and for that  matter, the whole Hendrick Motorsports #48 Lowe’s team, is back!  My question to all of “those talking heads” is, just where in the heck did they think that race team went?  Last I checked, in 2012 Johnson and Knauss nearly won their sixth championship.  Absent the fact that Johnson scrapped the wall at Phoenix, and the following week had a mechanical failure at Homestead, we would have been celebrating the sixth championship in seven years for the #48 team!

So again I ask the question:

Just where in the heck did the Lowe’s #48 team go, for them to be now hailed as being back?  The best I can figure, that team has always been a factor for the last two years each and every week at the race tracks!



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