Jimmie Johnson’s Goal Was to Wreck Busch
Jimmie Johnson Admits That His Goal Was To Wreck Kurt Busch.
It looks like Jimmie Johnson has got his horseshoe back. In the closing laps of Sundayâ€™s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in New Hampshire Kurt Busch moved race leader Â jimmie Johnson out of the racing groove and passed him for the lead. A roar erupted from the grandstand as Busch began to drive away.
“When we got going on the restart, Kurt knocked me out of the way, and I thought, ‘I don’t care if I win this race or not. I don’t care if I finish this damn thing. Â I am running into him and getting back by him one way or another,” Jimmie Johnson said.
Johnson was not done yet. A few laps later Johnson put the same move on Busch and held on to win the race.
â€œI have to say I was a little shocked,â€ No. 48 Johnson said. I haven’t spoken to him or really seen any video to know.Â If it was his intentions, that’s the first time in nine years racing with him that I have experienced that. It will definitely change the way that I race with him.â€
After the race Kurt Busch said that he didnâ€™t think that Johnson would intentionally wreck him to get the win.
â€œI hate that he felt that I wasn’t going to wreck him because that was my goal was to wreck him,â€ said Jimmie Johnson.Â â€œI usually get caught up in it, so I knew what my thought process was. Wreck his ass.”
The win was Johnsonâ€™s fifth victory in 2010 and 2nd in a row.
Kasey Kahne put on a strong showing for Ford leading 110 laps until suffering an engine failure.
Jack Roush, leader of the Ford contingent, was seen walking away from pit road before the race was over. That was a serious statement. Roush never leaves early. But he had seen enough today.Â His best finishing car was Greg Biffle in 16th place.
Jeff Burton was leading late in the race when a caution flag flew. Burtonâ€™s crew chief made the call to stay out when everyone else pitted for tires. But if Burton had pitted everyone else would have stayed out so he was in a no win situation. Burton quickly lost the lead. Then he was involved in an incident with Kyle Busch that sent Busch for a spin and both of them had to pit for tires.
Dale Earnhardt Jr continued to show steady improvement.Â Junior started 31st and finished 8th. Dale Jr will be in Victory Lane before the end of the year. Maybe as soon as Saturday Night at Daytona.
But itâ€™s what you as a fan thinks that is most important. What do you think about todayâ€™s race?
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