Is Jimmie Johnson Cheating?

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Do You Think Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus are Cheating?

I’m taking a quick poll. Do you think Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus are violating any NASCAR rules — or are they just really that good?

After all, NASCAR has had the No. 48 car back at the NASCAR R&D Facility after almost every race, and they still haven’t found anything.

What is really going on with Chad and Jimmie — cheating or just really good?

 

 

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301 Comments on Is Jimmie Johnson Cheating?

  1. Keith Curtis on
  2. No I don`t think they are cheating, they are good, they have been real careful about the cars passing

  3. Michael Miller on
  4. I think they are just good wish they give that goodness to the 88 team though

  5. Joyce Cain on
  6. yes cheating bigtime, nascar letting them get away with it

  7. kent on
  8. COULD CARELESS. DONT MATTER. BEING FROM TALLADEGA I WANT BE THERE. I USE TO SUPPORT NASCAR NOW MY EARNHARDT SR DAVEY NEIL ALL MY NASCAR IS FORSALE ILL NEVER IN MY LIFE BUY ANOTHER TICKET TILL NASCAR GETS RACING BACK TO RACING. THIS IS BS RACING. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH DALE JR. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE ALL THE FANS STOP SUPPORTING

  9. Suzy Warner on
  10. I agree with Joyce — cheating, you betcha — whatever they’re doing I hope they get caught -BIG TIME. Why do they ‘shine’ during the Chase? Something is fishy. Cheaters ALWAYS get caught.

    As much as I hate to admit it, I think that they are really that good at this time. They appear to get it right, each time changes are mandated, before the others do. Some people are really fast adapters when it comes to making new things work, and I think that their working relationship and smarts put them at the top of the heap.

  11. D.Davis on
  12. My personal opinion is that they are doing something illegal. I can’t believe ANY team is THAT good,especially EVERY weekend. NASCAR just hasn’t figured out what Chad Knaus is doing yet.

  13. Myron M on
  14. The 48 team isn’t cheating…they are bending the Nascar rule book further than anyone else. They are using every loophole possible and doing most everything that everyone else hasn’t thought of yet…VERY SMART…and I am WAYYYY not even a fan of theirs.

  15. kevin on
  16. No, there not cheating !!

    I don,t think that they are cheating , I think thy are that good.I am a Dale Jr fan. and i would like to see him win.But everybody has to step up .They have found something that work,s that nobody has figure out yet.If they were not legal nascar would fine them out, Robert Cox

  17. James on
  18. No, I think Jimmie and Chad are honest, perhaps on the edge but within the rules. Just wish 88 was where Jimmie is!

  19. DAVE BALLARD on
  20. i think they have figured out the c.o.t. better than others. However, if so, why is Jr. not having a better year. Mark Martin is just a super driver, but still, one wonders how Jimmy Johnson and crew chief can be so dominating.

    Heck NO!!! Jimmie and his team are NOT cheating…why should they? They are that good and have no reason to do that!!! Why would they risk such foolishness when they are already a three time winner and this fourth championship is because they are just darn good !! They work at being good and doing their best… Way to go guys!!! :-)
    I’m happy… :-) Continued good luck!!
    Janis

  21. RoyBoy on
  22. If they are cheating they don`t have to because Rick Hendrick is worth billions of dollars (tainted money) and can hire the best pit crews members money can buy.

  23. Stacy on
  24. Are you really that much of a conspiracy therorist? Do you really think NASCAR would not spread it around to make it more inclusive? Man I would say more but my Dad always says “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” So I will end it here.

    Shrub fan!

  25. Bruce on
  26. Joyce is off line – there is NO way NASCAR is condoning cheating by JJ & Co. or anyone else!

    Having said that, pushing the envelope has always been the play in NASCAR, if you can’t find it, it is obviously not there!! That’s how it works!

  27. Pam M. on
  28. as much as I hate to admit it, they are just really that good. Although, alot of fans will not be watching Nascar next season, nor buying race tickets because, who wants to see the same team win over and over. Jeff Gordon is my driver, and although they are all Hendricks cars, I would rather see Mark Martin win the championship than Jimmie Johnson.

  29. barry s on
  30. I do believe they are they just havent been caught yet but they will Its just a matter of time.

  31. Dawn on
  32. Ditto!

  33. Jay Ray on
  34. Don’t know if they are cheating or not hope not?I agree with Kent I think NASCAR needs a complete overhaul back to the way it use to be.
    then I believe every driver would have a better chance of winning!!
    GO JR GO 88.

  35. Brooke W on
  36. C’mon boys & girls — how much money will he win for the 4th time, like $6 million.

  37. Dawn on
  38. ME TOO!

  39. Buddy Graham on
  40. Ha! What makes you think they have to cheat?
    So Jimmie is not the best driver in all of Nascar, …he just wins all the races..uh wait a minute, what does that mean?

    He comes to race and win, not to sell junk and whine.

  41. Grace on
  42. Yes they are cheating because Chad has that he would doing anything to beat the rest of the drivers. Chad has been cheating ten times so far.All of those cars are supposed to be equal and they are not.

    It’s hard to say, it does make one raise an eyebrow. JJ & Knaus are good, but are they really that good? It’s hard to say. I thought Hendrick told all of the crew cheifs to share their secrets, but apparently Knaus has not. If they are cheating I hope they get the book thrown at them.

  43. Danny Willis on
  44. My Daughter-in-law loves Jimmie Johnson, and I’m a 24 fan. As much as I hare to admit it , He’s just good.

  45. Karen on
  46. I doubt they are cheating, but who cares anyway? I have a favorite driver, but would rather see the wins spread around. Four years of the same thing has me ready to quit following the sport next year.

  47. Curtis on
  48. No I think they are just that good, remember back in the 90′s when Jeff and Ray was doing the same thing. Jeff won 13 races’s in one season were they cheating. I thing it’s a combonation of alot of thing.

  49. 4EVER3 on
  50. I don’t think they are cheating.They are just that darn good.

  51. Marcella on
  52. YES AND NO,Who taught Chad? The one who helped Jeff win championships.Only Chad knows how far he can go without getting caught like his predisser.And we all know who that was!!!!

  53. Marge on
  54. Don’t think they are cheating; if they are they are real good at it as Nascar watches them very closely it seems.

  55. steve on
  56. Tell me why NASCAR told them you are at the limit of cheating, they don’t tell other teams such as Carl Long? I think they have a traction control device. and NASCAR can’t find it?

  57. Rooti on
  58. JJ Cheat…Well the funniest stories from past drivers of Nascar have been about cheating but JJ na, he just knows the edge of the cheat border and stays on the non-cheat side…

  59. Bethie May on
  60. Since this is a yes or no question I am going to say No I don’t think they are cheating but I also believe I could be wrong. I think they are as close to crossing the line as anyone can get but still managing to keep it legal. I actually only truly care that Dale Jr get some of the good stuff next year because I do feel he has been left out this year. I just can’t help feeling that’s the main problem, the equipment he has to work with is NOT the same as the other guys have, along with bad luck it’s all added up to a frustrating struggle all season. Cheers to Jr and the guys for hanging in there through the good and the bad!

  61. steve on
  62. yell remember the titaum wheels?

  63. Rodger Wheeler on
  64. No I don’t think he’s cheating. But if he is, they deserve to win it all because they would be better at it than anyone else, ha!

    A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fan

  65. steve on
  66. Wait for 2011 Jr. will be in the number #3 at Daytona for Richard Childers!!!!!! Wait and see?

  67. Norm Heseltine sr on
  68. I have been watching Jimmy and he may be pulling aheead every time at the starts ?
    do you not have to be side by side until you reach the START LINES??
    I notice he always get the JUMP Before they cross the RACE TRACK LINES ?? IS THAT NOT the Right place to start according to the RULES >
    I used to race and that was always the way to get a clean start just like coming out of the PITS!!?
    HE IS A GREAT DRIVES I KNOW THAT FROM WATCHING HIM HE IS HEADDY AND KNOWS MOST OF THE TRACKS IN HIS MIND , HE SEEMS TO HAVE THEM ALL ON RECORD , HE AND HIS CREW CHEIF ARE A GREAT TEAM!!

  69. Jesse C on
  70. Of coarse they are cheating, What a dumb question. You can not win with out cheating
    that is a fact, Nascar is no dumbie they know that

  71. Norm Heseltine sr on
  72. if YOU DID NOT SEE HIS CHEQUE LAST YEAR WAS OVER 7 MILLION
    HOW ABOUT 9 MILLION THIS YEAR????? , BUT I TOO WOULD LIKE TO SEE JEFF OR MARK WIN TOO
    ?

  73. Tom on
  74. Chad and Jimmie may be good, but they are selfish for not trying to help Jr. If I were
    Jimmie or Chad, I would go over and take a look at the AMP car and make suggestions on how to run better or Jimmie could have a heart to heart talk with Jr. but noooooooooo, they want to be selfish and keep it all to themselves.

  75. Barb on
  76. I would really not like to think they are cheating. And I think Jimmie Johnson is a good driver,having said that, wasnt chad Knaus,off
    for quite a while, because they caught him doing stuff to the cars that wasnt allowed? So,
    it makes you wonder,,right? I am a jeff Gordon
    fan, but, I also like Jr. I also agree with Pam, I would rather see Martin win the Championship than johnson. Eventually, I think it will get boring whatching Johnson win again.

  77. goldie on
  78. being a long-time NASCAR fan, I know for a fact that cheating has gone on for many years way back to everyone’s friend Pistoni back in the 60′s and 70′s, but they usually got caught. I really don’t think with technology the way it is now, no one could get by with anything. So I have to agree with all of you that do not believe there is any cheating going on. I only wish we could blame Jr’s off year on someone else walking a thin line.

  79. Smoky on
  80. I think Chad is so bright he has figured out some newer technology that NASCAR hasn’t even figured out.It could be some new part or something that is just better. I don’t think it’s so much cheating just having the brightest guy figuring out the newest stuff before anyone else does. If he’s cheating it is with something new that no one can find and something really NEW. Ray Evernham was his mentor, he still is his mentor and if you notice he even mentioned “new” technology on NASCAR Now yesterday. He knows what Chad is doing he just isn’t saying because he did the same thing.

  81. Herb on
  82. I don’t know if he is cheating, but how can anyone be that good, there is no doubt, he will win his 4th. championship this year.
    It does seem that Jimmie does jump the gun at the line , always ahead of the next car. but then. ??????????
    I do think Chad is one of the best in the business, maybe figured out how not to get caught. ??

  83. Smoky on
  84. LOL kind of like me not a fan but yes they are way good at bending the rules just like Chad’s mentor, Evernham,did.

  85. Amish Al on
  86. In 1997, Rick Hendrick pleaded guilty to mail fraud. In the 1980s, Honda automobiles were in high demand, and Honda executives allegedly solicited bribes from dealers for larger product disbursements. Hendrick admitted to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars, BMW automobiles, and houses to American Honda Motor Company executives.Hendrick was sentenced in December of that year to a $250,000 fine, 12 months home confinement (instead of prison, due to his leukemia), three years probation, and to have no involvement with Hendrick Automotive Group or Hendrick Motorsports during his year of confinement. In December 2000, Hendrick received a full pardon from President Bill Clinton. So now that we know that Mr. Hendrick has been charged with fraud, could it be that Mr. Hendrick will never have this chance again in his lifetime to win 4 Championships in a row. Do you think you might allow your crew chief to cheat a little to accomplish this feat ? Do you REALLY think Mark Martin or Jeff Gordon is going to keep Jimmie from doing this ?

  87. Holly Doughty on
  88. No I do not think that Chad and Jimmie are cheating and I am not even a fan of theirs, but I do think that they are really that good. Let’s be fair and give credit where credit is due they have just figured out things better than the rest now everyone else needs to work harder and catch up.

  89. Smoky on
  90. So spread the wealth and give it to Junior and the others who are two miles an hour slower.

  91. Janie on
  92. No I don’t think they are cheating because for years who ever won the championship was accused of cheating. When Dale Sr. won people said the same thing about him.Just wish Dale JR. could win so we could say he cheated.I don’t think he would mind at all. His day will come to take the chase.Maybe this is his week to win.

  93. Smoky on
  94. Exactly I’ve not renewed any of my tickets and it’s not because I can’t afford them. I have a job, a decent paying job but something has got to give here. I did renew my Indy 500 tickets but none of the rest. My son wants me to come down to Daytona again this year but I just struggle with the same old same old.

  95. Smoky on
  96. Oh yeah EVERNHAM! Not only did he bend the rules and cheat but cheated in his personal life as well. Does he realize how funny he looks with that 20 something wife?

  97. Chris on
  98. With testing the cars after the race, I highly doubt that Jimmy J and Chad K are cheating. Jimmy is a good driver, driving clean but I tell ya, I’m not looking forward to my sunday races anymore. Jr is in a big slump but I support him every week. I dont want to see Jimmy Johnson get that trophy again!!!! I would love to see Martin win this year.

  99. Diane on
  100. well I cant say for sure if they are cheating but it does make you wonder why they have such a good car and his team mates especially Jr cant get a good driving car. I feel that Jr is getting all the old parts. But it is getting to the point also that you dont really want to watch the races anymore cause you will know whos gonna win at the end.

    BOY!!!! I sure hope your right. That would be so great to see. “GO JOONYER” AND THE #88 TEAM

  101. Don on
  102. they are yhat good.

  103. Don on
  104. they are yhat good.

  105. Smoky on
  106. I’ve been saying this for two or more years.They could hide it with radio controls and also very small chip on the engine that is about impossible to find or maybe it’s something they have in the car that is put in there by the driver and removed by the driver in his firesuit? Jimmie comes across as nice but I think he’s the biggest phony out there. He knows what Chad is doing because I believe he is involved.

  107. charlotte on
  108. it seems strange that all the hendrick teams run good but dale jr! i think someone is messing with his cars! jr is a good driver. they don’t give him good cars like the other three teams. i hate to see jr so upset all the time. he deserves better,& rick should do something about it now! we will alway’s stand by jr. no matter what. we love you junebug!

  109. Chris on
  110. Jainie, I sure hope Jr takes the flag at Talladega!!!!! He has good luck at this race and we all know, he could us some. Go Jr!!

  111. Smoky on
  112. I agree traction control, either controlled by the driver or remotely.

  113. Fae on
  114. yes nascar wants them to win
    they are definitely cheating and are so snobish when they talk act like they are better than anyone Jimmy made a statement on the tv this win is for all you 48 haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    wANT EVER HAVE RESPECT FOR HIM AGAIN

  115. charlotte on
  116. i hope things will turn around for jr. at talladega. that’s earnhardt country! we love him! he’s going to win sunday!

  117. bobbyw on
  118. cheat why would you thank he is not $$$$ causes a lot of things to take place

    NO THERE NOT CHEATING. THEY ARE JUST THAT GOOD.THEY KNOW WHEN TO STEP IT UP. LIKE THE OLD SAYING GOES…. IF YOU WANT IT THAT BAD, YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT. AND THATS WHAT JIMMIE AND CHAD DO. AND ALSO I REALLY LOOK FOR DALE JR. AND TEAM TO COME ON STRONG IN 2010. GOOD LUCK DALE JR. AND THE #88 TEAM

  119. PHIL HILTON on
  120. ABSOLUTELY NOT CHEATING, I HAVE BEEN AT THE TRACKS WITH THEM AND I CAN ASSURE ANYONE THAT RICK HENDRICKS WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE HIS GOOD NAME BHY ALLOWING SUCH! THEY DO PLAY ALL THE FINER POINTS OF HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT SPOTS ONCE THEY ENTER ONTO PIT ROAD WHERE YOU C AN SPEED AND NASCAR HAS NO DSETECTION SET-UP IN A SPECIFIC STRETCH TO TELL IF THEY ARE SPEEDING AND THAT IS JUST ONE OF MANY ASPECTS THAT THEY PICK UP PRECIOUS TIME IN THE PITS. I DO NOT REALLY CARE TO BE AROUND EITHER ONE OF THAT TEAM WHEN RACE DAY IS ON, THEY ARE TOTALLOY DEVOTED MENTALLY TO GETTING EVERYUTHING PRECISELY WHERE THEY WANT IT AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE TIME OF DAY IF YOU TRY TO ASK THEM FOR A PHOTO OR AUTOGRAPH. THEY ARE A TEAM YOU LOVE TO HATE BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND, THIS IS THEIR LIFE AND THEY NTAKE TO THE UPPER LEVELS ABOVE AND BEYOND MANY OF THE REST.

  121. Smoky on
  122. If he’s leading after this week by as much as he is now or more expect me to not watch and loads of others as well. TV ratings are down because of this and football and boringness (if that’s a word). Who would not rather see Mark win? I’m so sick of Jimmie Johnson and that underbiten bull dog I will not watch or pay close attention. I’ll go out and work in my yard, check out my football team and just have the leaderboard on the puter to check in on but that’s it. Oh and the other reason ratings are down–ESPN stinks! DJ is all about blowing HMS horn. They interrupt for football etc and you can tell racing is not first for them. At least FOX doesn’t preempt or TNT for that matter. If college football is running over NASCAR takes a back seat. If the race runs long and it’s time for some major sport like baseball, basketball they cut away.

  123. Merle on
  124. Come on give me a break……ride someone else…..Jimmie Johnson……has proved himself…for 3 yrs. straight…….and has pulled off a great year this year also………Yes, he is that good……Merle

  125. Smoky on
  126. Huh? technology is so good it could be undetectable.

  127. Stormy on
  128. No, I do not think they are cheating. Weren’t they saying the same thing about Kyle Bush when he was doing so good. Have you got to be cheating to be good. I am not a Bush fan but I didn’t consider he was cheating. I am a 88 fan though and if he was in Johnson’s place would you think he was cheating. Heck NO.

  129. ricky moore on
  130. either thay are cheating and greasing nascars pocket

  131. Mary on
  132. I can’t believe it is cheating, but there is something wrong with this picture – why is Dale Jr not in the chase, why is something always happening to his car and why get rid of Eury Jr when it changed nothing? If they are truly a Hendricks team, then they should be sharing whatever is working for the 48 with the 24, 5 and 88. That is the problem I am having with this whole thing. And someone said something about the 48 team being snobbish…I am calling it arrogant. I have been a 48 fan in the past but that is quickly changing.

  133. joel on
  134. yes they are cheating once a cheater always a cheater how many times has the 48 been caught cheating in the past at least 3 times i know of!!!

  135. Merle on
  136. I am a true Jr fan all the way, was a fan of his dads……but I believe Jr is dealing with some emotional damage by the loss of his dad and just has to work a few years to build up to his dads fight……..but he will get there……go Jr…..

  137. Helen Johnson on
  138. I am sick of all the finger pointing, they all have admitted they cheat, so why don’t we just pray the good Lord will give them a quilty concience so we can get back to finding out whats wrong with Dale Jr? I really like J.J. but I would rather see M.M.
    win the championship,since Jr. is not.
    Helen

  139. Helen Johnson on
  140. No, I don’t think they are cheating.
    H.J.

  141. Becky on
  142. I don’t know what they are doing, but I am getting tired of hearing just Jimmie Johnson and Chad. There are other drivers besides them two.

  143. Sandy on
  144. Amen to that Michael Miller

  145. Skeeter on
  146. I think the 48 team is pushing the enevelope and are on the fine line of cheating. As far as Jr. I love the 88 and always will and I think when he said a few weeks ago that he needs the figure on top of his pit box like he had with Tony Sr. I think Tony Sr. should be atop of the pit box and telling Jr. what he needs from Jr and giving him direction. Jr said he needs that and Tony Sr will whip Jr.’s butt if needed and Jr knows it!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see u in Talledaga JR #88 rules

  147. kent on
  148. ITS DEFFINATLY DALEADEGA THE HOUSE THE EARNHARDTS BUILT. THIS WILL BE MY 1ST RACE IN YRS TO MISS BECAUSE OF NASCAR AND THE 48. UNTIL CHAGES ARE MADE ILL NEVER SPEND ANOTHER PENNY ON ANYTHING.

  149. kent on
  150. AGREED… JUST LIKE THE WING BUSTEDDDDDDDD BUT NOT TAKEN POINTS AWAY GO FIGURE

  151. jim on
  152. I used to think Knaus cheated but I dont think he can get away with it now its not in Nascars best interest to let them get away with anything if the chase becomes a runaway as it appears to be fans lose interest they are very careful as as I,m sure it showed when Montoya caught up to him on sunday and he pulled over and let him by

  153. Louise on
  154. If cheating is being a good driver then I guess he is.{NOT}

  155. ben on
  156. NO just great i guess when you good you good.

  157. Chriss on
  158. No,they are not cheating I don’t know if they are just that that good. I think Chad and Jimmie know when it is the right time to get going. Chad is probally one of the smartest car cheif I seen with that combination they are going to win. Now saying all of this I am a 100% Junebug fan and stand behind him 100%. I don’t believe Rick Hendick would tolerate cheating from any of his employees period.

  159. jim on
  160. i,m reading all the posts and seems like an overwhelming number cant figure out why JR is not running well you should look at the possibility that he is not as good a driver as the others I think he is a nice guy but sometime nice guys finish last !!!!!!!

  161. Ed.Garbacik on
  162. No,look at Chad’s work ethics.The mans a workaholic,And it pays off.

  163. vdeputy on
  164. I think they are just that good. And I get so sick of people saying they are so bored with the racing and don’t even watch it anymore. I wish they’d just not watch and quit posting all their gripes too. Leave NASCAR for those of us who love it.

  165. PATRICK on
  166. Yes I do think they’re cheating. Seems everytime Nascar drops a caution flag for debris on the track…where is the phantom debris? Kasey Kahne isn’t the only one saying something about it. Strange part is, who benefits from it…Yup…Jimmy.

  167. Diana C. on
  168. I DON’T THING THEY ARE CHEATING ANY MORE OR ANY LESS THAN EVERYONE ELSE OUT THERE ON RACE DAY. THEY ARE ALWAYS LEGAL, NASCAR CHECKS THEM OUT. AND NO I DON’T THINK NASCAR IS LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING EITHER. PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO A ANOTHER RACE UNTIL JIMMY QUITS WINNING. WHY WOULD NASCAR CHASE MORE PEOPLE AWAY BY LETTING THEM CHEAT? TO ME THAT DOESNN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. CHAD AND JIMMMY ARE JUST A GREAT COMBO. I WISH MR. HENDRICK WOULD PUT CHAD WITH JR. FOR ONE YEAR OF RACING TO SEE IF THAT WOULD HELP JR. WOULD REALLY LIKE TO WATCH WHAT WOULD HAPPEN THEN. BREAK UP THE GREAT COMBO. OF COURSE THEY ARE GOOD TOGETHER, THAT IS THE ONLY CREW CHIEF JIMMY HAS HAD IN NASCAR AS FAR AS I KNOW. BUT BOTTOM LINE, JIMMY IS GOOD, HE HAS PROVEN IT BY WINNING EVEN WHEN CHAD WASN’T THERE.

  169. Nate on
  170. Cheating…but Nascar lets things slide for certain teams….take a few weeks back when they got a warning. That was a bunch of crap.

  171. Hank s on
  172. why would they have to cheat they are that damn good.

    So the real question is if they are doing something(s) outside of the rules, and NASCAR willingly allows them to do it, is it cheating? I do believe that NASCAR bends the rules whenever it is convenient for them to do so and I am pretty suspicious that JJ and MM have benefited from this type of behavior. I am sure NASCAR would love for MM to win a championship and for JJ to win a fourth. I don’t know what is going on in the engine departments but it is clear that Hendrick seems to have a significant horsepower advantage. How would we ever know if NASCAR allows them to have an engineering advantage that the Dodge, Ford or Toyota camps would never know about? It’s NASCAR’s sandbox and they make the rules up as they go along. How many “debris” cautions do we need to see before everyone believes this to be true?

  173. Amish Al on
  174. I think that fire in the Corvette took something out of Dale Jr.

    Remember the line from Dale Sr. when he said after a race, they have to be cheating because we are cheating and they beat us !!!

  175. Betty on
  176. I agree with Michael. They have a real team effort going and I only wish they could pass something on to the 88 as I love Dale, Jr. and he needs a good team behind him and “just a little bit of luck” ??? Hang in there Jr.!!!

  177. Dave on
  178. Jimmie is just a good driver, and he has a good chevy, and the backing from an old racing owner Hendricks Motor Sport, and Dale Jr. could be a better driver if his car was serviced at the same place as Jimmies, Mark, and Jeff Gordon (who is part owner of Jimmies No. 48) and Jeffs car also has problems also. I would like to see Mark Martin win this year, as he deserves it after all these years racing. Dale Jr. should relive in his Daddy’s driving techniques, and Getter Her Done. Go Dale Jr.

  179. Smoky on
  180. I know someone who was at the Dover race and they said that Mark and Jimmie’s cars were so funky looking skewed to the one side that they looked lopsided on the track. Well go figure…..they had the wing set so far over it msde the car look that way. If you notice Mark and Jimmie’s car always look like they are leaning over on the left side. The left fenders always look strange.

  181. Dick on
  182. Who says you have to cheat to win? Chad and
    Jimmy have a good working relationship. Dale’s
    day is comming. He’s endured more in the past
    than all his critics. Back off let him relax
    and he will be in Victory Lane

  183. Smoky on
  184. Five or six at least. He’s way past his three strikes rule.

  185. Smoky on
  186. Workaholics burnout too! Can’t wait until he does like Ray and up and quits.

  187. Smoky on
  188. The paper on the track in the Nationwide race was also ridiculous to call a caution for.

  189. Mama Donia on
  190. I think all the teams cheat, if they can get away with it. As far as Chad, I think he does, I don’t know if Mr. H. and Jimmie know for sure, if he is or not, maybe he hides it from them, there is too many ways to do something and no-one knows about it, but the person that has done the work.

  191. Evie on
  192. Wouldn’t be surprise if they were. Remember Chad got suspened for cheating. Makes you wonder how can one person win 3 times in 3 years and possible the 4th. time.

  193. Austin T on
  194. NO!! They are absolutly not cheating. Just because they have the COT (car of tomorrow) figured out better then any of the other teams, does not mean that they are cheating. It simply means that the whole Hendrick organization has something figured out that the others havent found yet. Its not just the 48 team. The 5 and 24 team are pretty much right there with the 48. So no. Absolutly not!

  195. Bob on
  196. I could not agree with you more,Nascar said they were almost illegal, how can you be almost illegal, I do believe Nascar is protecting Johnson & Martin.

  197. A' R' Wilson on
  198. I have absolutely no proof they are cheating, but if they are not, then something fishy is going on. I have lost interest in the races because it’s always Johnson up front week after week. You cannot tell me they are that good (or perfect)! If NASCAR is covering up for them then they had better soon STOP. I have had enough of it!

  199. Mavis on
  200. I don’t think they are cheating but are cutting it pretty close. I think maybe they just have all the luck. Jr sure doesn’t have it. I, too, have wondered if someone was messing with his cars. Even when he has a good car something always seems to happen to it like last weekend and the flat tires.

  201. Jim on
  202. I won’t say that Hendrick is cheating, I just don’t think all four teams are on equal grounds, never have and never will. Look at Kyle Bush. When he drove for Hendrick, he couldn’t buy a win. (Bet old Rick regreats that move.) Now Jr can’t buy a win! (JD Gibbs? Need another driver?)
    Ever since Hendrick hired Gordon, he only had one “winner” until Johnson joined the team. Now he has Johnson and Gordon NASCARS Golden Boys.

  203. Diane on
  204. How do you cheat in car racing? Those officials are on top of every car out there.
    They are just plain good!

    yes they are,everbody has a bad race onced in a while.theres no way he is any better than the rest of the drivers.

  205. ingrid on
  206. jimmie johson is not cheating ,he’s just good at racing ,he focus on winning .he’s good ,i like him also .good luck to all nascar drivers except 42 i don’t like him ,he has no time for his fans .i saw that when he was in mahattan this year .jimmie made my daughter dreams came true .she saw him ,and he gaved her a big hug and kiss in the meeting in manhattan .so if you know jmmie tell him princess ,wants more hugs and kisses .and call her name if he wins it ,because she’s always watching .

  207. Evie M. on
  208. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY CHEATING. DUH !!! YOU CAN’T CONVINCE ME THAT THEY ARE NOT CHEATING. LOOK THEIR BOSS IS PAYING OFF THE NASCAR OFFICIALS TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK !!! You can’t tell me that they aren’t cheating since they have not had as much as a flat tire or any issues with that #48 racecar. You can also tell by their ARROGANT ATTITUDE when being interviewed. Like that have to look over their shoulders to see who is listening to them. There is no question in my mind that they are a bunch of cheaters and NOTHING you say will EVER change my mind. Have I made my feelings on this matter clear??? You asked – - I speak the truth as I see it. Even Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne and the rest of the field KNOW IT but I’ll never figure out why they are not speaking out more than they have already – - job security maybe???

  209. mouse on
  210. no, I just think Chad needs to get over to the 88 team and show them how it’s done. I think Jimmy Johnson could do alright for a while without Chad. I think Mr.Hendrick needs to put Chad with the 88, get the team going, and then he can go back to the 48 team. After all, Chad was somewhere else before he met Jimmy Johnson.

  211. barbara on
  212. I agree with that

  213. barbara on
  214. I am with you on this one Rick needs to wake up and get Jr.’s car going just like the others.

  215. Mick on
  216. I’ve always viewed racing as whoever cheats – and gets away with it – wins. They have an advantage somewhere, NASCAR just hasn’t found it yet. They are good, their 1,2,3 status (oops – let’s not forget Jr.- in at #24!!!!!) in owners points ‘proves’ it, but I’ll will always be suspicious when I see stats like that.

  217. duece on
  218. yes i wonder too why all hendricks cars are allways up at the front and the 88 is somewhere around the 20th spot even the 20 car is ahead dont make since to me same tecknoligy jr;s driving has not changed just does not have the car supposed to be all the same package smells pretty fishy too me i am just about done watching till something changes no wonder jr’s pissed somethings gotta give thanks andy from canada jr’s #1 fan

  219. Sam on
  220. Just that good!!!!!!!

  221. judi on
  222. I watch it with my husband every sunday and I agree there is something fishy going on. I do believe that the sponsors of Nascar should take alook under those cars meaning the Hendricks cars to make sure that there up to par as the other cars are running. I’m fed up. JR. is still #1.
    thanks

  223. AngelByrne on
  224. no they aren’t cheating they are just that good

  225. Marie on
  226. The 48 team is cheating somehow. Back a few years ago when the 24 was winning so much and no one could figure out why then,they had a car called the Trex that nascar told them not to bring back to the track and sense then he has struggled like everyone else. No one knew about it until a few years later.so try to tell someone Nascar don’t cover things.

  227. Judie on
  228. I agree, & disagree with some of the posts.To me it seems a little strange that J&C have the perfect car everytime,week after week,& out of all 43 teams, they never seem to have to many problems,while most all other teams have @ least 2-3 each week.I don’t see how they come out squeeky clean every week, & nobody seems to question it. If we all remember Chad tried to cheat either last season, or the season before, & he got fined, & they used another crew chief for part of the season, so he has been known to cheat if he thinks he can get away with it.They are good together as driver/ crew chief, but even the best duo, has a bad day once in awhile.. Going back to the cars being the same set-up etc,I have a problem with that!!if its true, then somebody better have a real good explanation as to wht Jimmy, Mark, & Jeff run up up front most all the time, & JRS car ends up in the dumper just abt every week. Gordon whining after Sundays race ,really made me sick..Dale JR is our man..Go Jr

    Remember when Gordan was hot and everyone accused him of cheating??

  229. Steve on
  230. Hell no!

  231. Larry Hayes on
  232. After running mediocre by their standards all year and then suddenly when the Chase starts, they can’t be caught. Definitely doing something wrong. Since Knaus had been caught by NASCAR 5 times cheating, what’s to say he isn’t doing it again? Answer: NOTHING!!!

  233. lkfromtexas on
  234. No I do not think they are cheating at all. I may be dumb but I just can not understand if Jimmy, Jeff, Mark and Jr.(I know the wrecks,cre were not in his control)are all using the same engines why he is having so much trouble with his engines. I am just confused I guess. I do feel sorry for him because you can tell how much he wants to win for himself,his team and owner and his fans. I am hoping that in the off season they can figure out what is going wrong.

  235. Twisted on
  236. NASCAR has already warned the 48 team that they were getting too close to crossing the line on legal changes. That being said Mark Martin’s team got the same warning from NASCAR.

    Chad was suspended for “cheating” by NASCAR.

    So I guess my answer would have to be yes based on those facts.

    I often wonder just how much sharing of info Chad does with the other teams. There seems to be somthing “Rotten in Denmark” as far as the 88 Team. It just seem strange that 3 of the 4 teams are doing great and the 88 is left in the dirt. Same equipment – I doubt it, getting the same info as the other 3 teams – looks doubtful. Something major wrong – you bet there is.

  237. barbara on
  238. ABSOLUTELY NOT!
    The ones that are cheating are the ones that received NO YELLOW FLAG. Their cars need to be checked. CHAD HAS BEEN FINED, RUN OUT OF THE TRACK ETC,ETC,ETC. THERE WAS SOMEONE ELSE, I THINK IT WAS TONI’S CREW CHIEF WHEN HE DROVE FOR CHEV WITH GIBBS. NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE TOYOTA CHEATING. THEY, TOYOTA, HAD MORE HORSEPOWER AND NEVER LOST ANY POINTS, BLAH,BLAH, GET REAL THEY DON’T HAVE TO CHEAT TO WIN. THEY JUST WORK AS A TEAM…..GET THE DRIFT,,,, KEY WORD TEAM. GRAMMY 67

  239. Barb on
  240. Yes, I really believe Jimmie & Chad are cheating, and very good at it. Rick Henricks does not want Jr. to win as Jr. has the most fans at the track plus inherited his fathers fans. If Jr. does not win, the fans get to , eventually start cheering for some else who is winning which is Jimmie , and Rick can control Jr. by not letting him win. Jr. please go over to Richard Childress and follow in your dads foot steps. Go Jr. go.

  241. Bill on
  242. Hey, it’s only cheating when you get caught and
    so far they haven’t been caught !!!!
    It’s called pushing the envelope…..
    There’s all kind of cheating going on in NASCAR
    some get caught and (the good ones)some don’t.
    There’s limits to everything, even cheating !!
    you have to know where to draw the line and they do a great job of that………

  243. winner5 on
  244. All you Doyota fans get over it. Your little twit Busch can’t even keep up with the slow Chev. or Fords. The 48 has obviously got it figured out. They don’t even tell thier own team mates.

  245. Bill on
  246. I’d love to see Chad hook up with Jr.,but don’t
    think it will ever happen, not as long as the
    #48 bunch is winning championships !!

  247. Judie on
  248. You would think that Rick would be trying everything possible to get things right in Jrs car. Just once. They say the 4 teams work together, but it seems to me it’s 3 teams, & Jr’s is not one of them. It’s mind boggling how his is a pc of junk, & theres are so perfect. You would think Rick, would be putting the best of the best together to give Jr one really good car.It would definately make the Hendrick’s stable look good.For Jr, he thought going to Hendrick’s team, was goint to make everything turn ard for the better 100%, actually its turned everything ard 100% on the downward scale.I hope things turn around for JR. How much can one person take week after week.

    If you guys remember when Newman was winning everything, including the Pole Positions, he was accused of cheating. The next year, what did he do, nothing. Someone said Traction Control, I agree. JJ could have it on him when he gets in the car and puts it where it should be, after the race is over, he removes it.
    Norm, when the Flagman throws the Green Flag, it’s time to go, no matter where the second place car is. No, he does not have to be beside him. Watch the Flagman next time.

  249. barbara on
  250. I think also that you need to leave the personal vendettas out of this. Mr Hendricks lost alot at a Martinsville Race….remember….
    Jr is a good driver and I feel Mr Hendricks needs to give him a little help, he also needs to give his crew chief a chance, they’ll get it right, he’s only been on the team a short while. Mark Martin deserves a championship, but the kind of person he is, he respects his fellow drivers, and his fellow teamates. IN CASE YOU ALL HAVE FORGOTTEN, I CAN REMEMBER THE GUY THAT HAS ALL THE FORDS WAS WINNING ALOT AND EVERYONE WAS FUSSING THEN TOO. GRAMMY 67

  251. jaysmemaw on
  252. I AGREE WITH YOU MICHAEL MILLER. ALTHOUGH I DO THINK THAT J.J. SHOULD REMEMBER THAT # 88 IS ON THE SAME TEAM AS HIM AND SHOULD WORK TO HELP HIM OUT INSTEAD OF BLOCKING HIM TWICE LIKE HE DID WHEN JR WAS TRYING TO PASS HIM DURING ONE OF THE RACES A WHILE BACK. EVER SINCE THAT RACE I HAVE BEEN WANTING J.J. TO WRECK OUT OR BLOW A MOTOR JUST SO HE WOULDN’T WIN ANY RACES.I DISLIKE HIM MORE THAN KYLE BUCSH BECAUSE OF THAT. YOU JUST DON’T TREAT TEAM MEMBERS LIKE THAT. AS FAR AS A KNOW THERE IS NO I IN TEAM.

  253. Kasey's Ga Nana on
  254. They are NOT cheating – they are just that good at their jobs. JJ is a great driver and hope he makes history by winning that 4th championship back-to-back. He has a great personality and a great sense of humor. Chad is really smart and knows more about this car than any one else. GO JJ!!!!

  255. Kasey's Ga Nana on
  256. And PLEASE quit knocking Mr. Hendrick. He’s a great guy and boss. Just ask anyone in the garage area about him. He does not deserve you bringing up the past. He’s a very likeable man and shows respect to all others. Maybe you should show as much respect instead of your jealousy.

  257. JR88 on
  258. If they were cheating nascar would come down on them like everybody else. Sometimes folks you must realize that teams are just that good. Year in and out Chad and the team always will have that car ready come chase time. And Kasey…I couldn’t agree more.

  259. Marilyn on
  260. Where were you when Chad was banned from the track for 6 races and fined a wad of money and points taken from JJ? Chad has been caught 3 or 4 times in the last 5 years. This is common knowledge and once a cheater always right? Let’s wait and see after JJ wins his 4th straight and makes history, what happens then. I imagine this is costing Rick big bucks for the history making event that is about to take place. After he wins the 4th and is the only one to do it, I think they will let Mark have his turn. Poor Jr will never win it because he makes Rick lots of money just being the most popular driver so he don’t care if Jr wins or not, he is still getting his big bucks. Makes me sick, Teresa took Jr and now Rick is. I have no respect for either. I just wish Sr was here to kick them all in the rear!

  261. mary medina on
  262. No i do not think they are cheating i do think they are good I hope they win

  263. PW on
  264. Like the Shirt Says – If you ain’t cheatin – you ain’t racin. NASCAR is a bootlegger sport – ya think we’re worried about the law?

  265. terry mansfield on
  266. i don’t believe they are cheating
    but i do believe with johnsons reputation to make hendrix look good that he does get the best service and parts

  267. buster rupard jr on
  268. lets get real follow nascar all my life come from racing roots. the 48 team are doing what every other team is trying to do stretching the limit of the rules that nascar give to them. but,nascar is not the same since mike helton brian france took over .they do look the other way on some items its a known fact. no one wins at nascar except nascar. that the long and short of it .

    YES I BELIEVE 48 IS CHEATING GO JUNEBUG!!!!!!!!!!!

  269. Randy K on
  270. is that a trick question? yeah chad and jimmie cheats.. when you think about “all hendrick cheats”.. freaking nascot is rigged too..
    “is hendrick commited to jr” thats the real question here..

  271. Shelley on
  272. ALL YOU 48 LOVERS BETTER REMEMBER…CHAD AND THE 48 TEAM HAS BEEN CAUGHT BEFORE CHEATING…THEY ARE STILL CHEATING TODAY AND NASCAR TURNS THEIR HEADS THE OTHER WAY….
    NASCAR BETTER GET BACK THE ORGINS OF RACING…NOT THIS BS

  273. Lanny on
  274. Yes NASCAR is letting them cheat just like throwing a yellow for paper and not for a car #44 at the start finsh line.

  275. Patricia P on
  276. no way….

  277. John on
  278. Yes, there is something going on with the 48 team. Sooner or later they will get caught. How long did it take Joe Gibbs Racing to get caught with their little magnet?

  279. Helen on
  280. GOOD!!! :o)

  281. Maureen on
  282. Only jealous, dumb and negligent people say derrogatory things. Chad Knaus is the brains and relieves all pressure off Jimmie Johnson so he can be NASCAR’s #1 driver…..WHICH HE IS! Jimmie and Chad make NASCAR exciting. Most seem to be tuning in these days just to see if #48 can do it again and me in the record books. We all love a winner and especially a record breaker! Anyone against the #48 team is evil and no one should have anything whatsoever to do with them.

  283. Maureen on
  284. Ditto…….I say the same. God bless our #88 in 2010. We all love Dale Jr. he is such a super great individual in all ways and let’s face it……….THE WORLD OF NASCAR 99% ADORES AND LOVES DALE EARNHARDT JR.! We loves seeing him have a great time and appreciate all his charity work and kindnesses to fans. GOD BLESS DALE JR. IN 2010 WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP. GO JR!!!

  285. Jeff K Dayton,Ohio on
  286. Hell yes they are cheating,the same way Kyle Busch has been.Nascar sat on Kyle because he was so disliked. Jimmie is well liked and Nascar is letting them get away with FRAUD.

  287. charlie on
  288. mr h pays nascar cup driver should not be allow in natiomal wide there nw teams u sending home cause the money teams are getting in all national teams should race the cupif they dont have enough cars jr jg martin are getting screwed if you get caught cheating take win andpoints away and suspend crew chief and owner chadd is cheating fan are up set all u hear is jimmy johnson there 42 more driver nascar is kissing there butts it need to stop

  289. Debra Franklin on
  290. I do not think Jimmy Johnson is cheating. HE has a great crew and a great crew chief.

  291. harry kimmey on
  292. GET A LIFE, I’VE BEEN ARROUND RACING FOR OVER 60 YEARS, THEY ALL CHEAT AT ONE TIME OR OTHER. IT’S THAT SLIGHT EDGE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. LIKE BLACKJACK AT THE CASINOS. YOU DON’T TELL EVEN TEAM MATES ALL YOUR DOING. GUESS YOU ALL THINK POLITICS IS ON THE UP AND UP. LOOK AT SPORTS, A BUNCH OF CROOKS, HORSE RACING, BOXING, AND I GUESS YOU THINK WRESSLING IS REAL. LIKE IF THERE BIG BUCKS INVOLED, THERE WILL BE CHEATING. LIFE IS GOOD, GO GORDON.

  293. Bobby on
  294. Yes i certainly think Johnson is cheating and Nascar is in on it also. Nobody is that good or that lucky. Nascar is getting like wrestling and the winner is predetermined. The true fans are getting tired of it and thing things should change and get back to real racing like it used to be.

  295. Wayne on
  296. It,s not Rick tring to sabotage Jr it could be just as much Jr,s fault as anyone else. Maybe he doesn,t know how to relay the information back to his crew cheif so he can get the car running better.

  297. Wayne on
  298. Get a life, if your driver was as dominating J.J or any of the Hendrick,s drivers you would not be saing that.

    I don’t think,now I said think,Jimmie J is cheating,but I do not trust Chad Knaus since he has been fined already many times plus lots of fines in dollars. Something is going on there cause NO ONE IS THAT GOOD ALL THE TIME. Not even the “MAN” Dale Earnhardt was that good.NASCAR has missed something and so has Rick Hendrick who says nothing is going on. I sure hope not,but it sure does look that way.

  299. Elaine on
  300. I agree Patrick. The caution always comes out when JJ is not out front. It just didn’t happen to work at Martinsville. Denny was just better than him for a change. Congrats to Denny and Ford. He is going to be force to contend with. And yes, I think there is something going on in the 48 garage. Sooner or later they will get caught!!!!!

  301. Darlene on
  302. I think that Rick only hired Dale Jr. to keep control on the competition. If he drives for Rick his success can be controlled. Chad is definitely cheating. He’s been caught before & for some reason Nascar favors him to win. This is obvious to anyone who follows Nascar. His only fans are “Band Wagon Fans” just like Jeff Gordon Fans. Let him start losing & see how many so called fans he has!

  303. Jimmy on
  304. I don’t know that they are cheating but they have certainly figured something out that is pushing the limits of the rules. It’s most likely a line that other teams have not figured out they can cross.

    I agree that Jimmy and Chad both should be helping Junior and Lance in what ever help they may need. I always thought that is what team mates do. Remembering that the word “team” means all concerned should be working “together”.

    Jr. has been driving for years and has had the best teacher in racing….HIS DAD

  305. Arthur Pratt on
  306. Rick Hendrick is known for cheating.

  307. jeff on
  308. hehehe.. i thought Kyle Busch was cheating. Look at him now.. If Jimmy is cheating he’ll get caught.. GOOOOOOOO! TONY

  309. mike on
  310. Yes they are Jimmie is getting to cockie and chad a jerk! Their doing something they’ll get cot but jimmie has’t won it all yet!!

  311. L. West on
  312. Yes,and they have been warned by nascar. What is it going to take for Nascar to wake up. Better yet what is Nascar waiting for?? No one else would get away with pushing the envelope. It’s getting so when he gets out front I don’t even want to watch the race.

  313. shirley on
  314. i am a BIG fan of nascar…i watch everything n sometimes even the reruns on tues or wed. tony stewart,kyle bush n joey lagono are my favorties but i just love nascar….saying that i dont’ think jimmy n chad are cheating…you have to look at the entire enity…there are at least 43 teams just in the cup plus there is 36 in the truck and 43 teams in nationwide…this is not counting the ones that don’t make the races ……each team employing at least 100-500 people…do u honestly think anyone can get away with cheating and everyone saying it is ok….i dont’ think so…i think jimmy,chad n henricks are really smart and they know what to do….just like toyota did a couple of years ago n all the other car owners cried to nascar till they lowered the horsepower in the toyotas..shame on chevy n ford owners….i would be ashame…instead of you being better you expected the toyota to come down to your standards….this is what is wrong with AMERICA….go tony#14

    yes indeed. chad has been caught before.
    leopards never change spots.

  315. nan on
  316. I agree #88 is a great racer and if their teammates why don’they help Jr. I think they just don’t want Jr. to get ahead. We love you.

    Must be a really slow day in your news room to ask a silly question like that. You’ve already answered it by stating the #48 car has been checked by NASCAR after every one of Johnson’s wins. If THEY can’t find evidence of cheating, do you really think any layman can do better than that.

    The days of Junior Johnson or Smokey Yunick pulling off successful cheating are gone by…so my vote is for the team of Jimmy and his crew being just that much better than anyone else on the track.

    But…one of these days, Juan Pablo will have figured out how to hold onto his 2nd place and even get up into 1st across the finish line. And then, Jimmy had better look out.

  317. Deanna on
  318. Well I do not know if he is or not but I think it is just a little funny that he does SOOOOOO poor untill the CHASE. It is like this they have cheated in the past Chad has been caught before and its like all they get is a slap on the hand and told NONO BAD BOY do not do it agian and it is all better. GO TONY!!!!!!!!!!

  319. Timothy on
  320. Hell no he is not cheating he wins races that count

  321. Timothy on
  322. Yes he is that good

  323. juanita wilson on
  324. yes i think there something going on. just havent got caught yet.

  325. juanita wilson on
  326. yes ther is something going on. just havent got caught yet

  327. roxanne on
  328. jimmie drives just well enough to make it into the chase– and then his best tracks are the ones in the chase- something needs to be done- like change the chase layout or some rules– frankly im finding watching now a little boring cause we all know who’s going to win

  329. Tom on
  330. LOL Marilyn, I can just see Sr. kicking their butts. If Sr. was still here, Jr. would have won a championship or more. Look how he did in the Busch series and winning all those championships and then he came over to NASCAR.
    But Sr. was killed before Jr. could move forward and it a shame.

    no way in hell is jim cheating it’s a multi-million dollar sport and to cheat and get caught would be astronomal results for that team and hendrick’s corp. i guess if a person wins they got to be cheating in the eye’s of the loser’s that’s all i got to say……….

  331. PAUL on
  332. I don’t believe they are cheating, they are good, but at HMS it seems to be the Jeff and Jimmy Show and Mark and Jr. are out of the loop, sure Mark is doing great but he still gets no help from the TOP TWO. If they are cheating, more power to them, but they could share some of the technology to help #88 at least get to the finish.

  333. SANDY on
  334. How can you cheat with all the nascar officials,stripping the car apart etc
    They are just good that,s all

  335. Junior on
  336. No I don’t think they are cheating. If you notice every year when the chase comes up they turn up the heat even more. I hope Jr. can get back on his game next year. Always and Forever a Jr. fan. GO Jr. hope no more bad luck!!!!!!

  337. Matt Lucal on
  338. YES!!

  339. Bethie May on
  340. quoting smoky on ESPN “They interrupt for football etc and you can tell racing is not first for them. At least FOX doesn’t preempt or TNT for that matter. If college football is running over NASCAR takes a back seat. If the race runs long and it’s time for some major sport like baseball, basketball they cut away”

    I know I may be getting off subject a bit but does anyone know of any other sport that the network breaks away from while they are still in action? Why do they do that to NASCAR? They don’t wait for a caution before they have a commercial, they have a commercial while the race is still going on, do you think they would do that with football or basketball or tennis or gee I can’t think of any other sport they do this to. Meanwhile during the commercial there might be a caution and we missed it…………..is Nascar treated differently ? Those commercials must be pretty important. I keep watching but sometimes the commercials are overwhelming.

  341. kyle on
  342. jimmy johns IS cheating he is speeding up in the middle of the pit sections and then slowing down and then nascar saying its good no its not.
    And he is not that good nascar is helping there poster boy cheat and be the best

  343. G Kutz on
  344. I’d love to agree with you about the 48 driver and crew-chief, but I can’t! I’ve been around racing long enough and have seen up-close that there isn’t a rule that can’t be broken or twisted to fit or work better than everyone elses! The hardest part is as you point out, not to get caught!!
    Just listening to Knauss you can hear the determination and preciseness in his eagerness to be #1. He knows what to do and how to do it- whether its legal or not-he can out smart the best of them I’m sure!!
    I’d much rather see Mark Martin at the head table!! That would be someone to be proud of!!

  345. Robert on
  346. Why would Rick Hendrick risk cheating and ruin his good name???????? Are you kidding???? Rick Hendrick is a convicted felon so his name is already crap.

  347. Jay Cross on
  348. There is no way they can cheat and THEY ARE REALLY THAT GOOD!!!!!!

  349. amyhuff on
  350. I agree………its not racing no more. its really alot of bs now………………………………………………………………..

  351. amyhuff on
  352. i agree with this one…………………….. Racein just isnt the same….. bs thats true……………………………………………………………………………………….bs………bs………….bs……

  353. amyhuff on
  354. ya ok

  355. Sara on
  356. Not cheating! They (48 team)have tremendous talent, exceptional teamwork, the best equipment and some good luck at times. They, I believe, have no need or motive to cheat. Besides all that, as strict as NASCAR is, they wouldn’t get away with cheating even if they tried! Just one chicks opinion.

  357. Thelma on
  358. I agree with Darlene. Chad knows how to get around Rick and Nascar. and I think they sometimes look the other way. I know Dale Jr. is a better driver than Jimmy and is by far a better person than Jimme or Mark for that matter./ Go Jr. we will always be behind you.

  359. Robert on
  360. Jimmy was average at best in IROC and slightly below average in every division he had raced in prior to sprint cup.
    Hendrick cheater cars and Nascar letting them get away with anything have helped transform him from nothing special to a guy running up front every week. Even Deputy Barney Fife can figure this out.

  361. James on
  362. I think that they are cheating. How can a driver go from 20th to 2nd in a few laps every week? If the 48 team wins the championship again, NASCAR will die. All you have to do is look at the stands, they’re not full. Let’s not forget that at the Daytona 500, Chad put a hinge at the top of the rear window so that when Jimmie hit a bump, it created more downforce on the car, thus they could drive faster.

  363. Donna on
  364. I do NOT think 48 team is cheating. Some are just jealous because 48 team is so good.Hope they win the championship this year. Jr. is my favorite & always has been hope 2010 is a beter year for him.Go #88 !

    Yes I do, if they are, I feel for them, no way they can win every race like that, it gets boring watching the same team win every week.

  365. tcbpat88 on
  366. Cheat…maybe not, but lets remember that the #48 team has been fined many time over the years for “PUSHING THE ENVELOPE TO THE LINE NOT OVER” that happened this year. I do think you are right they dont SHARE..there not even in the same building..there with #24..Jr. is with #5 been there seen it. But Jr. nation will be glad to know there is more fans at Jrs place, a lot and the day we went zero at Jimmy’s & Jeff’s.plus there is more to see at Jr.s and very little at the other. You can see them working on Jr.s cars, but you cant see #48 or #24 cars being worked on. WHY? This is what we saw the day we went.

  367. steve 48 fan on
  368. The 48 is just that good and all the other drivers and fans that dont like jimmie are just jelious. the 48 is just that good and watch him to win 7 championships just like 43 and the 3 go jimmie go! steve said that

  369. Jr's Angel on
  370. I don’t think they are cheating, however, it does make me wonder exactly what is going on. I mean, if Jimmy, Jeffie, and Mark are usually always winning or in the top 5, what is it with Jr. that he isn’t???? We all know he CAN drive, it just seems so strange that he doesn’t have a car that is equal to the other three drivers???????????

  371. Marie on
  372. Right on Marilyn!

  373. Marie on
  374. Honestly, I don’t know. Chad has a brilliant mind but he has cheated in the past and has gotten caught; one would think he’d know better.

  375. John on
  376. When you have the very best equip. that money can buy, plus skill, and luck, its hard to beat.

  377. John on
  378. Something is going on, Knauss’s job is to PUSH the black&white into the grey areas, and they have been warned once…I wouldn’t be suprised if nascar officials aren’t in it as cohorts. Their backgrounds are somewhat fishy, if you remember. Oh yeah, wasn’t that a Henrdick’s car, found to be using thin wall, lighter tubing, for the entire roll cage on Terry Labontes’ Kelloggs’ Car, let’s see where can we put those extra weights……

  379. Katherine on
  380. Hell No!!!! That is all I am going to say!!!

  381. shelly on
  382. leave Jimmie and Chad alone they are just damn good.

  383. kris j norwick jr on
  384. this is history in the making mabey the best team ever enjoy it folks they are that good!

  385. Camey on
  386. I am not sure if cheating is the word I would use. I do think they have found ways to manipulate the rules a little. No doubt they are both talented but there is tons of talent out there that is not producing the same results.

  387. Robert on
  388. When the 99 got caught cheating with a missing panel they were fined and docked 100 points.
    When the 48 team used modified shocks they are told not to use them again. The latest cheat was when the body was out of spec….then Nascar says it was legal, but told them not to use that car???????
    Then the “moving” rear window deal a couple of years ago, they were told not to use it and no penalties.
    Nascar and Hendrick are in bed together.

    I agree, that he is not cheating.

  389. lvujake on
  390. No not cheating. They just found the right set up.

  391. Deborah on
  392. Only time will tell

    No, they aren’t cheating. Jimmie is very talented and Chad is a fantastic crew chief. I wish he could be cloned and work with Dale so he could win too! But I’m praying for Mark Martin this year! He is such a wonderful guy!

  393. Barbara on
  394. They might not be cheating but I think nascar is though. Everytime a toyota or dodge etc runs real good; nascar takes away horsepower or something else away. They don’t mess with Hendricks I don’t watch racing as much as I used to. I’m sick of always seeing the same cars [Hendricks] always winning.And Jr. almost makes me puke

  395. Penny on
  396. Well cheating or not make no difference, the races are getting really boring because no one else can race but JJ. Nark Martin has never won a championship and it would be really nice to see him win, but as long as JJ is on the track no one will win. The races are really boring and personally I will not be watching anymore races this year. Jr’s luck will turn around but about time Hendrick did something about his crappy cars. Go Dale keep you head up.

  397. REGAN on
  398. DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT SOMETHING SEEMS FISHEY WHEN YOU HAVE THE SAME DRIVER WINNING AND IS FASTER THAN THE OTHERS WEEK AFTER WEEK. NASCAR WONT LET THEM BUMP AND GRIND LIKE THE OLD DAYS. NASCAR IS NOT AS FUN AS IT ONCE WAS.

  399. Rosey on
  400. The first year that I followed NASCAR,(2003) I picked Jimmie as my #2 driver (Ricky Craven was my favorite.) My favorite drivers are now Kevin Harvick & Robby Gordon I didn’t know anything at all about NASCAR or racingthen, but I was very impressed with JJ’s style of keeping his cool, and calmly, methodically working his way to the front. He is just such a smooth driver. I can’t stand Jeff Gordon or Mark Martin, Iknow, Iknow, Mark is soooo “humble”, but I’ve heard him whining too many times “get them out of my way, I’m running for a championship”. Also, whenever he takes the pole he always ‘left some on the table’…drives me banannas….anyways, JJ & Chad are pushing the envelope with speeding on pit road,they are picking their stalls by where the telementry lines are. Brilliant! They are proving something new in NASCAR that is hard for long-time fans to swallow: IT’S BRAINS THAT WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS NOW !!!
    I, too am praying that things turn around for Dale Jr, he deserves so much better then he is getting.

  401. Jackie from Daytona Beach on
  402. Question? Is this Ingrid Gordan from Manhattan??

  403. Nell on
  404. I think they are cheating, because no one can run that well all the time!

  405. George Mann on
  406. no.

    They just have it all together.

  407. Adrienne on
  408. I definitly think they are cheating because they always win. I hate it. Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano need to win more races.

  409. Carole on
  410. Definately. How can one team be so good and so lucky ALL the time.

  411. Robert on
  412. There are 2 convicted felons involved in team ownership.
    Hendrick and Haas………Haas is a part owner of Stewart/Haas racing which are nothing more than Hendrick teams.
    2 Felons working together are never a good thing.

  413. skip on
  414. if they were don’t you think they would get cought?

  415. Debra on
  416. I do not think that Jimmy Johnson is chesting. He has a great crew and a great crew chief. He deserves to win the Championship.

  417. RJ on
  418. Are you kidding me, anyone caught saying that about Jimmy and Chad should have their heads examined and find another sport to cheer for, because they must be some real morons!

  419. RJ on
  420. you are a moron to even think that Rick Hendrick would dirty his name by letting that happen. Why don’t you go watch some other sport you fool!!!!!

  421. dennis on
  422. IF THEY ARE CHEATING THEY WILL GET COUGHT, I THINK THERE JUST THAT GOOD.

  423. Deborah on
  424. Go ahead and puke Barbara because JR will always be there.

  425. ActionP24 on
  426. I don’t know about cheating but damn they have a pretty good direct line to a Crew Chief in the sky!!! and it sucks for the rest of us mere mortals….

  427. ActionP24 on
  428. and to Robert – if NASCAR and Hendricks ‘are in bed together’ they would give the championship to Mark Martin

    No I don’t Think he is cheating but I think that Mark Martin can win raceing to win his first championship.
    But I think that Dale Jr can win some raceing but he don’t have a car can do it.

    David Skelton from Lubbock.Texas

  429. Robert on
  430. Which scenario would make Hendrick happier……Mark martin winning a Chapionship or Johnson winning 4 straight or Gordon winning another one????
    Nascar is looking for Chevy to win another manufacturers championship in an attempt to pull them from the brink of bankruptsy.

  431. ingrid on
  432. jj is not cheating .he has a good racing car ,and a good chief (chad) ,good luck guys .

  433. Allen on
  434. No…. People are turning the channel, cuz they are tired of the same race team up front week in and week out. I admit the 48 team is good, but nascar has got the sport now where it’s boring. nascar has it where lower budget teams can’t compete. Thats not the way it used to be. Back in the 80′s and early 90′s a low budget team with good people could win races. now it’s all bout the Money. Nascar has taken the cars away from the mechanics and engineers. Its NOT Racing anymore!

  435. Dave on
  436. We all know Chad has a way of violating the rules. In my opinion, this is Nascars fault. If those morons that run the sport would stop treating the top drivers like prima donnas and come down hard on them for cheating, cheating would probably be almost nonexistant. How can you earn points and money for a race when it was determined you were in violation of the rules? Simple solution: you were cheating, no points no money, come back next week! Just a short comment about Waltrip be black flagged for being too close to Johnson in practice. Stay away from the golden boy, Nascar wants him to win his fourth consecutive title.

  437. Dave Cross on
  438. I don’t think they are cheating, but are pushing the rules to the edge, plus henddricks teams all share info to help all teams but I don’t think the 48 team shares info with the other teams.If you notice the48 team runs good all season and then they step up once they get into the chase if all other teams step up like they do the points would be alot closer.

    I agree it’s only a matter of time till Nascar wakes up. Why don’t you move Chad to Dale Jr and run a season ? Rick Hendrick made a bad mistake when he let Brad K. Slip away. Looks like Martin has had his time at racing. When Mark is gone you may not be able to get Brad K. back. Brad is the best Nascar driver.
    Money talks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  439. garilyn montgomery on
  440. i do not think chad and jimmy are cheating they just know how to race

  441. Melanie on
  442. I think he’s cheating,,,,,how many times can he win for goodness sake? And, Gordon and Earnhardt on his team and do they ever win? NO! Doesn’t anyone think this is a bit odd?
    I like Jimmy Johnson but I would like to see someone new win for a change.

  443. Melanie on
  444. THANK YOU EARNHARDT FANS!!!! I will always be behind him too. And I agree, since him and Earnhardt are both team mates you would think he might just help him win one, or at least let him win one.

  445. Melanie on
  446. I definitely agree with you !!!

  447. Dan W. on
  448. Yes, I believe the 48 team is cheating. I have a theory why their car has not been caught in postrace inspections: Johnson is taking some sort of illegal substance and the car has nothing to do with his success. I know NASCAR does test drivers for illegal substances (Jeremy Mayfield was caught in the act once). I do not know how often NASCAR conducts drug tests on its drivers, but I predict Johnson will test positive for something in the near future.

  449. Jeff on
  450. Not that Jimmy in not a good driver but Chad has been Proven a cheater again and again and again and again. In any other sport he would be gone but not nascar????

    ABSOLUTELY, he is cheating. Dale Earnhardt Sr. is 100 times better than he is and he did not win this many times in a row. Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin are all as good or better than johnson, and yet johnson is the only car that can constantly win, if you DON’T think that is fishy then you are an moron!

  451. Dawn on
  452. I have been a race fan for years I’m sorry NO team runs that well week after week after week without something fishy going on there is no way a driver can come from last to first every time but yet with a supposed back up car JJ does it sooner or later NASCAR will find out what they are doing its just a matter of time

  453. Robert on
  454. Only the Hendrick fans feel that he is not cheating…..GO FIGURE!
    4 consecutive championships by someone with an uninspired resume before joining Hendrick should have thrown red flags everywhere.
    Traction control, trick shocks, soaked tires, cars that don’t fit the template, and the rising rear window….ect. No penalties from Nascar but they were told not to do it again?????
    And Nascar is wondering why the ratings are dropping at an alarming rate.
    Hendrick also has the nerve to supply Nascar’s Most Popular Driver Dale Jr with cars that are god awful, What the hell is going on?

  455. Robert on
  456. Well the 48 car just mopped the floor with the field at Phoenix……getting a little obvious. We all knew after last weeks 38th place finish he would win today….go figure.

    Is Jimmy Johnson cheating? Unfortunately Nascar needs to go back to yesterday where there were no teams and ya brung what ya brung.
    Unfortunately Nascar has to much to GAIN for those select drivers not to be next to the checkered flag.We all know Barry Bonds broke the home run record a few years ago.Baseball looked the other way until later steroids surfaced.(How Convenient)What needs to be done is Fans need to back away from the track.Nascar racing is quite boring and seeems less interesting to me.Its not about winning anymore just politics and Nascar being in bed with the select few.What ever nascar had was traically lost when Dale left us and we have the aftermath to look forward to.

  457. Speedracer25f on
  458. Anyone who says they are not cheating knows nothing about racing. I raced cars for years and everyone that is competitive cheats. The ones that are not cheating are in the back. Only way to fix this is make the penalties stiffer. If you win, and are caught cheating, you get moved to 43rd place. Now that would stop some of the cheating.

  459. Patrick on
  460. Yes. The 48 team is cheating. Or do you honestly believe that they’re on the pole at Homestead, that they’re more than .20 faster than the second place car, and it’s all due to “team chemistry”? To give you an idea, the 2nd place car did not qualify that much faster than Regan Smith, starting 16th. Sorry NASCAR -not buying it. The Lowes team is doing something more than just “working awful hard”. They’re good, but they’re not THAT good. There’s something illegal on the 48 car, week in, week out.

  461. John on
  462. NO I don’t think they are cheating, If they are then NASCAR would have busted them by now plus then if they are look at Kyle, is he ? I don’t think so and I don’t care for him.

  463. Grace on
  464. I have said right from the the start that jj car was illegal at evey race. Chad has cheated more than ten times.It isn’t the driver it is the car and johnson knows when to put what ever he has in his uniform to put it in the car and take it out afterwards.Know one is that good. They should take that trophy away from johnson for saying what he did on tv. You can not almost cheat and let them get away with it. I know that car is illegal as soon it is out on the track.

  465. Carole on
  466. Thumbs up. Hendrick put Dale Jr. on the back burner. Too many mechanical failures.

  467. Carole on
  468. Freedom of speech. The truth sometimes hurts.

  469. Carole on
  470. This freedom of speech reply is directed to Stacy.

  471. Whitey on
  472. I cannot believe my own eyes….Rick Hendrick would not cheat to ruin his own name. I never thought Rick Hendrick had a good name for a long time if ever. Hendrick is the one that bribed Honda of America to get more Hondas on his car lots so smaller dealers would go under. Clinton pardoned Hendrick..Hendrick was GUILTY as charged….Jeff was caught with a magnesium manifold titanium hubs traction control and trick tires. The T-rex chassis was also banned by NASCAR that Jeff used. JJ and his cheater crew chief has been fined HOW MUCH for cheating? Hendrick is not about winning the fair way it’s about winning at all costs. If thats the kind of bogus champions you want then Jeff and JJ are your kind of champs. I always want to look at a drivers past….Jeff did not win the IROC or Busch championships….and Jeff drove in both championships…What has jj done in the trucks and Busch cars before he got into a Hendrick car….what nothing. Winning Championships at Hendrick means nothing to me.

  473. WVNEWCASTLE on
  474. ITS NOT CHEATING UNTIL YOU ARE CAUGHT. A PERSON IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

    “IF YOU CAN DO BETTER THEN GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH” “TALK IS CHEAP BUT THE PRICE IS HIGH”

    AMEN

  475. me on
  476. no they are not cheating, they are that good ,and no one can beat them, all the people in here that say he is cheating are the ones crying because they cant be as good as the 48 team, . hey u guys work harder ,the 48 team has and its payed off, so if u want to be the 2010 champs get to work, quit partying so much, put your nose to the grind stone and maybe u all will be as great as the 48 team someday! go jimmie win 50 more championships!

  477. Whitey on
  478. So all those times JJ crew chief was caught cheating did not happen? What did JJ win before he got his ride at Hendrick…Hendrick bribed Honda and paid off Clinton so you think Rick would not bribe NASCAR….JJ and Jeffs championships mean nothing to many NASCAR FANS. Jeff did not win the Busch or IROC championships but was unstoppable in the Hendrick cars during the mid 90s. JJ and Jeff would have no championships in NASCAR without Hendrick cars….and thats the truth about both..

  479. Barb F on
  480. I agree!!!

  481. Jared H on
  482. no i beg to differ, smart people will realize that something is not right he IS cheating!

  483. Paul on
  484. Rick Hendrick is a convicted Felon….once a criminal always a criminal. He bribed Honda officials and with all the free passes the 48 team has gotten on cheating….it goes without saying.

  485. kyle duncan on
  486. Of course Hendrick will cheat. Although, as bad as I hate to admit it, JJ is a decent driver. However, he is by far not the best driver in the field. There is no way he is so much better than everyone else that he can win over and over. This kind of garbage is why the fan base for NASCAR has dropped off. In have no respect for anyone on the Hendrick team. Especially that sell-out Dale Jr.

  487. Ed Zwingman on
  488. Rick Hendricks good name, for Christ sake the guy is convict, a felon, thrown out of Nascar, not allowed at the tracks, his good name, the only reason he’s back there now is he paid Bill Clinton who knows how much money to get a pardon, but he’s still the same criminal that was arrested before, and he was cheating on taxes and other things so I think that cheating here would be right in line with ol’e Rick Hendricks motive operande’. This guy is felon and a criminal no two ways about it.

  489. Koyot on
  490. Look this is is what I came down with. Iam a huge Jeff Gordon fan and I have a lot of respect for Mark Martin. Personally I used to like Jimmy Johnson ,but something has been ringing in my head that is not right with his team . I mean how good and dominant can you be for such repeated times. Is not fair to all the other drivers /teams that he cheats. I mean his car passes other cars like he’s got 200hp more than the others. Nascar needs to wake up and “cut” that guy for good. He’s a cheater along with Chad 100%

  491. Laura Reed on
  492. Hm Cheating… Hendricks Or As In The “NOW” Knaus,Lowe’s Jimmie Johnson $$$$$$$$$$$ Brian France Nascar Tolerance Cheating,

    Hm Prove Me WRONG. :P

    I Know They Are..How??? 46 Years Of Nascar For Me…..

    Oh Yes They All Cheat In Nascar..Just Not To The Sneaky Brian France Allowed “LOWE’S” Money Money Can Buy YOU Anything !!!!!

    How Many More Years.. Are Nascar Fans.. Going To Pay Good Money… To Watch Intolerable Cheating!!!!

  493. Brad P on
  494. To even consider that JJ and Knauss are playing by the rules is ridiculous. It just seems that NASCAR is endlessly willing to turn their heads the other way because for some reason they feel that his dominance is good for the sport. WAKE UP NASCAR, YOU’RE LOSING FANS!!! I like many other people are sick of tuning in just to watch the 48 team dominate again. If they are playing by the rules, then why does it always seem like they have 100 more horsepower at the end of the race. take this most recent race for example (TMS, April 2010) he was one of many cars on the final pit stop to take 4 tires (the front 6 or 7 took 2), however he was the only car that was passing the cars with 2 tires like they were standing still. you can say he’s a great driver, but I’m willing to bet if you put him on any other team, you’ll find out otherwise. the 48 team needs to be stopped, they’re ruining the sport.

    No I don’t think I know they are not CHEATING Jimmie Johnson and them just have luck it’s all about luck.

  495. Jay on
  496. Yep, cheater

  497. Greg on
  498. ABSOLUTELY CHEATS!!!!! You do not see what happens behind the scenes! Cheater Johnson has been busted from NASCAR so many times it is not funny!!!! He always modifies his car and gets away witrh it!!! Not to mention he has no talent and crashes people to win!!! He really sucks and no one should be pulling for this driver, if that is what people call him!!! Wake up people who pull for him!!!

  499. Michael on
  500. I believe that nascar fans need to wake up! Of course he’s cheating, or at least lets hope so. Because if Jimmie Johnson is not cheating then that means everyone else in nascar sucks. Jimmie Johnson fans who say he’s not cheating, would have to believe that drivers like Gordon, Stewart, Kyle Bush, and Dale Jr are not good enough to win races. Even if Johnson is better than everyone else, he is not better for 5 years straight. OHHH and nascar it’s an insult to the fans for you to let him win as often as you do.

  501. Rick on
  502. For those that think Chad Knaus is not cheating is ignorant of the history of the Rick hendrick organization. Chad Knaus has cheated more than any other crew chief. Do your research on the internet like I have done. It’s well documented that he has been caught, fined and/or suspended 15 times resulting in a loss of owner and or driver points. He should have been banned from NASCAR long ago. The discussion on a rule change was going to be 4 times and you’re out! As of recent, NASCAR has turned their head.

  503. Mike on
  504. No! Knauss is a cheater just like his driver. How is it that when he goes a lap down or gets a speeding penalty, he can get right back to the front. . .quickly? There is not possible way. I can see getting past the slower “no sponser” cars, but not everybody, every weekend. It’s bogus!

  505. Mike on
  506. No! Jimmie and Chad make it Bulls**t. How’s it exciting to watch anymore when you know this cheater is going to just pass everyone like they’re standing still and zoom up to the front, or at least the top 5. . .every freak’n race!

  507. Deeanne on
  508. I agree with you 100%

    This is 2012, and Chad and Jimmie have been caught mores time cheating, suspended Chad for 3 races and fined Jimmie.. A month later Nascar comes back and says they were mistaken and they were not cheating,,, BULLSH*T!!!

    Nascar is turning their head because Jimmie makes them a lot of money. Believe me Jimmie is in on it 120% and he will DO ANYTHING to win just like the rest of them… This sport has been ruined by this team…

  509. jeff on
  510. break them up and find out how good they are put johnson in a car with an owner ond a crew chief that havent won and do likewise with chad i don ‘t believe johnson is that good but i do believe chad could push the boundries and win with another driver

  511. Wayne on
  512. Of they are cheating. NASCAR is turning a blind eye and as far as I am concerned NASCAR is done. How many times has a team won a major ( MLB, nba, nfl, NHL, college) championship this past decade and then figure out how many races and championships Jimmie Johnson has won and lets figure who has cheated whom.

  513. B-Rad on
  514. Noticed Jimmy went through the grass and wrecked his front end after the race! Coincidence? Or getting rid of the evidence? You make the call !!

  515. B-Rad on
  516. Anyone remeber this quote? “If we win this race, you have to crack the back of the car. You got it?”

    Funny when you watch the youtue video – Jimmy motions with his eyes toward the camera in his car, Chad looks directly at it, then back to Jimmy. Very interesting. Find it impossible to believe there is no cheating.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz8onQYazuQ

  517. Shawn on
  518. I just want to know one thing, how does one car (48) pull out of the draft at Talladega and is able to pass multiple cars at will when the other 42 cars cannot even maintain their position when they pull out of the draft? Riddle me that!

  519. Jeff on
  520. You are assuming of course that NASCAR is TRYING to catch johnson. They throw a caution every time he gets an inch in front and needs a pit stop, EVERY TIME. nascar is so phony it makes me nauseous. After Matt Kenseth got nailed for a sham I think I have stopped being a BS fan of nascar. too obviously phony and rigged for the phoniest driver ever too.

  521. Rick.E on
  522. I agree…Rick and Chad are the most fined team in history!…I have seen Johnson pass at will…btw, they sandbag to throw off suspicion and always seem to come alive in the second half of the year…last year they just knew that they had the championship won…when they didn’t get it, the gloves came off!..No sandbagging this year!..He was so mad he didn’t get it last year, there will be no sand bagging, but his car is always 10 or more hp faster than anyone else in the field…except for Kyle..

  523. Rick.E on
  524. Exactly! How many times does he have to be fined or suspended before he is banned from racing..Hendrix has too much pull with NASCAR

  525. Rick.E on
  526. Just because Jimmie and Chad are lovers you take their side!…And even if Chad is removing stress from Jimmie (In the car hauler) that doesn’t excuse cheating

  527. Ron on
  528. Hendrick wouldn’t risk his good name?????? The man is a convicted felon and a cheat.

  529. Wyatt on
  530. This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I
    have found something that helped me. Thanks a lot!

  531. Moo on
  532. It’s Called “Nascar Tolerance Cheating” Or AS I CALL IT.. NTC Yes They ALL CHEAT But When You’re Privileged Like The 48 Team.. Nascar.. Lets Them Get By With More Things!! Than MOST Teams EVER!! I’ve Been A Nascar Gal For 49 Years And I’ve Seen The Cheating YEP… And It Has Never Ever Measured UP To The 48 Team Shenanigan-Capers

  533. Jim on
  534. Been a Nascar fan for many years. It breaks my heart to see where it has gone. Common sense will tell you that at level of any sport there is no one person or no one team that can be that dominant (legally). Just ask Lance Armstrong. I called that one years ago. I haven’t watched a Nascar race in two months. It’s like watching any movie in which you know the ending before it has even started. Yes, I agree that cheating goes on, or playing with the “gray area” of the rules. However, when you do those things that you may get caught and if you will pay the consequences for doing so. Not the 48! That was proven in Daytona 2012. I read that they didn’t pass a post race inspection after winning in which the 18 finished 2nd. I also read that the 18 coincidentally did not pass either. I don’t think anything was done to either teams. Nobody, and I mean nobody is that darn good to win 5 championships in a row at that level. His name should never ever be used in the same sentence as Dale Earnhardt! I was not a huge fan of his either but he was not handed any of his championships. He earned them. Therefore I respected him. 5 Timer they call the 48. What a joke. Trust me when I say, that is not what I call him. I can’t type that here. And that little weasel crew chief is smart but at the end of the day he is still a cheating little weasel! Wake up Nascar and put a stop to this and I and many other x-nascar fans will gladly buy tickets again and watch again on tv. Until then I will watch a more reputable F1 racing,or another sport, or simply turn off the tv. But I refuse to watch the Nascar soap opera/drama show until this changes. It can’t even be called racing now unless the “race” is for 2nd.

  535. Ray C on
  536. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are always running in the top ten, and running faily well, and Hendricks divers are running in the top 20, and suddenly here coming the 48 running in the top 5 and taking the lead. Where is the 88 and 24 back in the pack. What the differences, I thought teams shared ideas, and like GIbbs, The 48 has been running like that the last 5 to 9 years. Winning 5 championships in a row, Come on, nobody does that, not even the greats did that. peace out ray

    Rick Hendrick builds motors for everyone it seems. Why is it that Jimmie Johnson ALMOST ALWAYS has more straightaway speed than those with supposedly exactly the same motors. Do all motors coming out of their shop create exactly the same H.P.? It would be ludicrous to believe this to be true. That is why all motors are dyno-checked!!! Every motor is a little different no matter how careful the builders are while creating them!
    So the big question is, “who gets the engine that has the most brake horsepower”?
    I think the answer is clear. It always seems to go to JIMMIE!!! If you think I am wrong then just watch the cars on the track straight away’s.
    Or does Chad Knaus make some changes to the motors given him from Hendrick motor shop??? No way to know unless you were right there during the preparation of Johnson’s car. This is my take on what is happening at Hendrick Motor Sports. P.S. I like all the drivers at Hendricks but Jeff Gordon is my favorite.

  537. Dan B. on
  538. Not sure how they pull it off but one thing is for sure I do not care how good you are you cannot come out every week with a top 5 car and Jimmie does, come on get real compare it to other sports where there is no element like a car that must match a drivers for results, His car is always there the best…all he has to do is drive it. Something is up and one day we will find out. I do not think it’s Jimmie though I think it Knaus and team, and maybe the motor guys. It all boils down to the performance of the cars week after week something no other driver other than Kyle busch seems to have.

  539. darrell on
  540. well I think all of the teams cheat or bend the rules! but in the lowes team its seems this team just seems to b there at the end and jimmy can pass at will!racing is no were what it was! that’s why the seats are not filled up!fans lose interest in this type of racing!all its take is 5 more horsepower to pass at will and chad has found it somewere! that team will get caught someday! and so will others!i think nascar makes up rules as they go! I was not a dale sr! fan! but you knew when he was on the track he made it worth watching and you know its not the same with out that great driver!

  541. Maggie on
  542. Yes, they are cheating. I’m not sure why Hendricks doesn’t swap Jimmie out and let Earnhardt have a chance at Chad for a season. I’m not sure if Nascar is letting Jimmie cheat, Chad, so’s to find someone to beat out Earnhardts record for championships or what their deal is. All I know is that they are cheating and getting away with it. I think if Hendricks swapped Jimmie and Earnhardt, the public, the fans would love it. It would be good for Nascar. Everyone would be happy. I’m so sick and tired of the Jimmie show.

  543. Maggie on
  544. I agree with the guys. If the templates are the same for everyone, the motors, everything has to meet Nascar’s rules, inspections, blah, blah, blah, I don’t believe any one car is going to run way better than any of the others. I can see someone who isn’t as great a driver as the seasoned driver’s are not doing as well as the seasoned drivers. However, there is no way Jimmie should ever be better on the track than Jeff Gordon. Never! He is no way the driver Jeff is. The car is what is different. Not the driver. There is no way Dale Jr. is that bad a driver. It has to be that the team is cheating.

  545. servergms on
  546. jimmie johnson = greatest cheater of ALL TIME OF ALL SPORTS! NASCAR KNOWS IT AND ALLOWS IT JUST FOR HIM! HIS CAR CAN PUSH 240MPH ANYTIME , ANY RACE !? JOKE ! THE RUIN OF NASCAR
    Time for an independent investigation. When a driver can go from the high 20z to top 5 3x in many races is unheard of in itself. How many times has JJ done it?
    Should allow all other owner to check jj’s car every race at start & finish every race! 

  547. servergms on
  548. Remember Jeff Gordon owns jimmie johnsons name so Gordon wins more if Johnson wins!

  549. morphius on
  550. No one is this good in the sport. Yes, Hendrick as a whole is cheating.

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