“Wrist”gate appears to have taken center stage as the hot story of the moment ever since word broke of Jimmie Johnson’s fractured left wrist.
With five races to go, Jimmie Johnson was eighth in points, 146 points behind the leader; but then a win at Martinsville was followed by four second-place finishes.
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.