Johnson is NASCAR’s 5-Time Champ
I have to admit that I thought it was impossible for Jimmie Johnson to win 5 straight Sprint Cup Championships.
But then again I thought 4 straight was out of the question last year.
“Jimmie, you are a rock star, my friend,” crew chief Chad Knaus told Johnson on the cool down lap. â€œYou have proven it time and time again. And you damn did it today, my friend.â€
Today Jimmie Johnson proved all the doubters wrong by cruising to the championship with a 2nd place finish behind a dominant Carl Edwards in the Ford 400 at Homestead.
“Im just beside myself,” said Johnson as he celebrated with his crew in Victory lane. â€œFour was amazing. Now I have to figure out what the hell to say about winning five of these things. Everybody is going to want to know what it means. I don’t know. It is pretty damn awesome. I can tell you that.â€
Denny Hamlin led the Chase heading into the final showdown. But when he spun his No. 11 Toyota into the infield grass and damaged the front splitter his championship hopes appeared to be over. But Hamlin wasn’t done. His crew repaired the car and he came back to make one more run at Johnson. But the damage to the car was just enough to give Johnson the edge.
“We just had a good car today and we did almost everything that we needed to do,” said Hamlin.”We put ourselves in position to run up front, and we ran up front and you know, in the end, we just got beat there on that last restart and they just out ran us.”
What do you think about Johnson’s 5 straight championships? Who can stop him from getting number six next year, if anyone can?