I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.
In the weeks since the Nextel Cup championship was decided in favor of Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team, I’ve heard a lot of people complain about him.
The facts on record are the event. Chad Knaus was caught breaking the rules. His team’s driver, Jimmie Johnson, won the Daytona 500.
Evaluate Juan Pablo Montoya’s Cup debut.
Jimmie Johnson’s season-ending performance left no doubts as to who was the best of the best in 2006. The ninth-place finish was his worst in six races.
On the strength of an impressive third-place run in the Ford 400, Denny Hamlin finished the season third in the standings.
0.389 – Greg Biffle’s margin of victory, in seconds, over Martin Truex Jr. in the Ford 400 at Homestead.
Already 0-for-4 with championship opportunities, there was Jimmie Johnson, sitting on pit road without enough lugnuts on all four of his tires.
In the Nextel Cup finale, Greg Biffle held off Martin Truex Jr. in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Ford 400 at Homestead.
After 36 races during a 10-month long season, a champion will be crowned, and most likely, that champion will be Jimmie Johnson. How will Johnson be received?
The Ford 400 is the final event on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.51-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway just once a year.
Q: When are you media types going to give Jimmie Johnson his due? He’s raced a great Chase, and he’ll be the next Nextel Cup champion after Sunday. I can’t get over the hatred for what he does and who he is. Oh wait, I get it – he’s Jeff Gordon‘s buddy. No wonder you …