The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Jimmie Johnson Might Not Win The Chase, Redux by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday November 18, 2009

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Top Ten Reasons Jimmie Johnson Might Not Win The Chase, Redux

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday November 18, 2009


Author’s note: This list is a revision of one I wrote about a year ago! Sad how apropos it is today as when I wrote it last year.
Author’s second note!: Yeah, I’m going to keep using this top ten, or a variant, every year until someone else wins!

10. Other drivers hire Tonya Harding to give Jimmie a good “knee whacking.” (But this year, they whack both knees and an elbow, too!)

9. Chad Knaus decides he is tired of “babysitting” Jimmie and lets him “keep on welding” … or pipefitting, or whatever else Jimmie is up to.

NASCAR’s officials let the celebration continue, hoping for drama to unfold in the form of Jimmie slipping in the shower of Gatorade.

8. Two words: Goodyear tires. Have to say, though, they are marginally better than last year… but you still never know.

7. While it sounded like a good idea at the time, Hendrick Motorsports finds out the hard way why Kobalt Tools are not the Official Tools of NASCAR. Luckily, they’ve got three extra crew sets of them to help if Jimmie crashes early.

6. Oh yeah, Kyle Busch… yeah, right! Like that was ever gonna happen! (This year, the poor guy didn’t even make the playoffs! C’mon Kyle, save us from a five-peat!)

5. NASCAR implements new, stricter drug testing policy … and all Hendrick cars are found to be on steroids. Supplied by J.C. France.

4. Jimmie accepts the use of Michael Waltrip’s private jet and finds himself at the wrong track. Michael can’t believe he fell for it two years in a row.

3. Hendrick Motorsports abruptly merges with RPM and an unnamed Saudi royal.

2. Jimmie is suspended for the remainder of the season after excessive amounts of vanilla are found in his system.

1. In a sudden reversal of fortune, due in part to an accountant forgetting to carry a one, the U.S. Government actually takes over GM, and Jimmie must use a new “Government Motors, Obama Approved” engine for the final race.

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11/18/2009 09:58 AM

11 Mark Martin.

11/18/2009 08:40 PM

#12-Acute diaper rash preventing him from sitting in the driver’s seat. Chad’s been busy.


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