Jimmie Johnson cruises to third win in NASCAR All-Star race

May 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Globe and Mail

Johnson used a calculated strategy - he drove hard for the first and last segments, and coasted for the three in between - to join Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon as the only three-time winners of NASCAR's All-Star race.

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Carol from MA

Lee, MA

#1 May 20, 2012
Love Jimmie Johnson !!!!!
smoke fan

Garner, NC

#2 May 20, 2012
let me explain why the morning after the 48 team won this race,,, no one gives a crap..

it is because ,as good little preschoolers Chad and Jimmie have once again figured out how to win a stock car race doing as LITTLE racing as possible...as little EFFEORT... As little taking RISK... NO side by side because Jimmie doesn't like to be in position to have to deal with PASSING.. EVER.
AFTER the 48 car won tbe first section, doue to the fact that Charlotte motor speedway is one of the WORST tracks to race on since if a guy gets out front NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM unless he stayed out on old tires, and Chad and Jimmie know THIS SOOOOooo well because this is one of the secrets of why they WIN far too often on the hometrack of NASCAR.
NASCAR... you think you fixed it.. but in fact you HANDED the race to the 2 guys who REFUSE to RACE... it was the exact SAME as when these 2 would race to get the pole so they could peel off pit road to never be caught... complaining that he actually has to PASS guys as he laps them,, Jimmie Johnson is the MOST overated CRY BABY on the TRACK... you have figured out yet another way to HAND this cheater another million dollars,,, the LAST thing he needed,, but he is the most greedy guy on the track..
NASCAR,, here is some advice... take the first 5 pit stalls from ANYONE who qualifies in the top 10... do NOT let them have those pit stall.. races should NOT be won by starting position and pit selection at ANY tRACK.. THAT is NOT the side by side racing that fills your stands...
Admittedly the guys duking it out to win the next 3 sections of the race,, THAT was racing..but then you turn around and put the 48 car at the helm he cannot be picked off from.
I am just giving you advice to SAVE your sport... noticing how empty the stands were at Charlotte for a race that used to get sold out because it is CHEAP to watch the BEST... you need help and it is not trying to brain wash US to like this faux racing...
figure it out.. put the 48 cxar deep in the field and watch Chad try to use pit strategy to save Jimmie's pride as he cries cand needs a caution called ... QUIT favoring that daggone 48 team..
Another suggestion is to take the AVERAGE finish of the previous sections , put the winner of the first to the BACK each next section... then take the average of all the rest of the 4 sections and line them up that way... not handing the first CHICKEN who is afraid of side by side racing the position to win by NOT racing...
RACING is the key word.. not "stategy" that keeps any one driver from having to actually race.
Diggity Diggity

Winchester, VA

#3 May 20, 2012
smoke fan wrote:
let me explain why the morning after the 48 team won this race,,, no one gives a crap..
it is because ,as good little preschoolers Chad and Jimmie have once again figured out how to win a stock car race doing as LITTLE racing as possible...as little EFFEORT... As little taking RISK... NO side by side because Jimmie doesn't like to be in position to have to deal with PASSING.. EVER.
AFTER the 48 car won tbe first section, doue to the fact that Charlotte motor speedway is one of the WORST tracks to race on since if a guy gets out front NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM unless he stayed out on old tires, and Chad and Jimmie know THIS SOOOOooo well because this is one of the secrets of why they WIN far too often on the hometrack of NASCAR.
NASCAR... you think you fixed it.. but in fact you HANDED the race to the 2 guys who REFUSE to RACE... it was the exact SAME as when these 2 would race to get the pole so they could peel off pit road to never be caught... complaining that he actually has to PASS guys as he laps them,, Jimmie Johnson is the MOST overated CRY BABY on the TRACK... you have figured out yet another way to HAND this cheater another million dollars,,, the LAST thing he needed,, but he is the most greedy guy on the track..
NASCAR,, here is some advice... take the first 5 pit stalls from ANYONE who qualifies in the top 10... do NOT let them have those pit stall.. races should NOT be won by starting position and pit selection at ANY tRACK.. THAT is NOT the side by side racing that fills your stands...
Admittedly the guys duking it out to win the next 3 sections of the race,, THAT was racing..but then you turn around and put the 48 car at the helm he cannot be picked off from.
I am just giving you advice to SAVE your sport... noticing how empty the stands were at Charlotte for a race that used to get sold out because it is CHEAP to watch the BEST... you need help and it is not trying to brain wash US to like this faux racing...
figure it out.. put the 48 cxar deep in the field and watch Chad try to use pit strategy to save Jimmie's pride as he cries cand needs a caution called ... QUIT favoring that daggone 48 team..
Another suggestion is to take the AVERAGE finish of the previous sections , put the winner of the first to the BACK each next section... then take the average of all the rest of the 4 sections and line them up that way... not handing the first CHICKEN who is afraid of side by side racing the position to win by NOT racing...
RACING is the key word.. not "stategy" that keeps any one driver from having to actually race.
blah blah blah blah blah...you lost me at no one gives a crap. No, seriously, you need to stop hatin' and start congradulatin'. I'm just sayin'. Jimmie and Chad tried that strategy and it worked. Matt Kenseth tried the same strategy and got beat on the restart. If you don't like that explanation than just...eat it up.
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#4 May 20, 2012
smoke fan wrote:
let me explain why the morning after the 48 team won this race,,, no one gives a crap..
it is because ,as good little preschoolers Chad and Jimmie have once again figured out how to win a stock car race doing as LITTLE racing as possible...as little EFFEORT... As little taking RISK... NO side by side because Jimmie doesn't like to be in position to have to deal with PASSING.. EVER.
AFTER the 48 car won tbe first section, doue to the fact that Charlotte motor speedway is one of the WORST tracks to race on since if a guy gets out front NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM unless he stayed out on old tires, and Chad and Jimmie know THIS SOOOOooo well because this is one of the secrets of why they WIN far too often on the hometrack of NASCAR.
NASCAR... you think you fixed it.. but in fact you HANDED the race to the 2 guys who REFUSE to RACE... it was the exact SAME as when these 2 would race to get the pole so they could peel off pit road to never be caught... complaining that he actually has to PASS guys as he laps them,, Jimmie Johnson is the MOST overated CRY BABY on the TRACK... you have figured out yet another way to HAND this cheater another million dollars,,, the LAST thing he needed,, but he is the most greedy guy on the track..
NASCAR,, here is some advice... take the first 5 pit stalls from ANYONE who qualifies in the top 10... do NOT let them have those pit stall.. races should NOT be won by starting position and pit selection at ANY tRACK.. THAT is NOT the side by side racing that fills your stands...
Admittedly the guys duking it out to win the next 3 sections of the race,, THAT was racing..but then you turn around and put the 48 car at the helm he cannot be picked off from.
I am just giving you advice to SAVE your sport... noticing how empty the stands were at Charlotte for a race that used to get sold out because it is CHEAP to watch the BEST... you need help and it is not trying to brain wash US to like this faux racing...
figure it out.. put the 48 cxar deep in the field and watch Chad try to use pit strategy to save Jimmie's pride as he cries cand needs a caution called ... QUIT favoring that daggone 48 team..
Another suggestion is to take the AVERAGE finish of the previous sections , put the winner of the first to the BACK each next section... then take the average of all the rest of the 4 sections and line them up that way... not handing the first CHICKEN who is afraid of side by side racing the position to win by NOT racing...
RACING is the key word.. not "stategy" that keeps any one driver from having to actually race.
Get your popcorn ready for the 600. With Chad working on the car,that Lowes Chevy should be 3 seconds a lap quicker than the rest of the cars and will have the field lapped by the 15th lap
what

Columbus, OH

#5 May 20, 2012
I can not stand to watch JJ & Knaus.so I did not, I went to bed. and mr hendrick is stupid. why in the world would an overweight man , old man attempt to hang onto a door and go around the track.( I saw this on speed talk today)) he must have been drunk!!!. and Nascar let him do it. stupid is as stupid does!!!!!of course JJ does stupid things like that. drunk & on top of a golf cart, falling off. he must have hit his big ego head!!!!!.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#6 May 20, 2012
smoke fan wrote:
let me explain why the morning after the 48 team won this race,,, no one gives a crap..
it is because ,as good little preschoolers Chad and Jimmie have once again figured out how to win a stock car race doing as LITTLE racing as possible...as little EFFEORT... As little taking RISK... NO side by side because Jimmie doesn't like to be in position to have to deal with PASSING.. EVER.
AFTER the 48 car won tbe first section, doue to the fact that Charlotte motor speedway is one of the WORST tracks to race on since if a guy gets out front NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM unless he stayed out on old tires, and Chad and Jimmie know THIS SOOOOooo well because this is one of the secrets of why they WIN far too often on the hometrack of NASCAR.
NASCAR... you think you fixed it.. but in fact you HANDED the race to the 2 guys who REFUSE to RACE... it was the exact SAME as when these 2 would race to get the pole so they could peel off pit road to never be caught... complaining that he actually has to PASS guys as he laps them,, Jimmie Johnson is the MOST overated CRY BABY on the TRACK... you have figured out yet another way to HAND this cheater another million dollars,,, the LAST thing he needed,, but he is the most greedy guy on the track..
NASCAR,, here is some advice... take the first 5 pit stalls from ANYONE who qualifies in the top 10... do NOT let them have those pit stall.. races should NOT be won by starting position and pit selection at ANY tRACK.. THAT is NOT the side by side racing that fills your stands...
Admittedly the guys duking it out to win the next 3 sections of the race,, THAT was racing..but then you turn around and put the 48 car at the helm he cannot be picked off from.
I am just giving you advice to SAVE your sport... noticing how empty the stands were at Charlotte for a race that used to get sold out because it is CHEAP to watch the BEST... you need help and it is not trying to brain wash US to like this faux racing...
figure it out.. put the 48 cxar deep in the field and watch Chad try to use pit strategy to save Jimmie's pride as he cries cand needs a caution called ... QUIT favoring that daggone 48 team..
Another suggestion is to take the AVERAGE finish of the previous sections , put the winner of the first to the BACK each next section... then take the average of all the rest of the 4 sections and line them up that way... not handing the first CHICKEN who is afraid of side by side racing the position to win by NOT racing...
RACING is the key word.. not "stategy" that keeps any one driver from having to actually race.
Let me see if I can help with this situation. Now, since you're already bent over, reach between your legs and push you hands in on either side of your head until you can grasp each ear and tug as hard as possible. With any luck you'll get your head pulled out of your butt before you smother to death. I do fear that it's been up there so long already that you have brain damage from from oxygen deprevation. Here's the concept Brain Freeze, take care of your car and be there to race for the win at the end because you don't win until they throw the checkered flag.
Diggity Ddiggity

Winchester, VA

#7 May 21, 2012
what wrote:
I can not stand to watch JJ & Knaus.so I did not, I went to bed. and mr hendrick is stupid. why in the world would an overweight man , old man attempt to hang onto a door and go around the track.( I saw this on speed talk today)) he must have been drunk!!!. and Nascar let him do it. stupid is as stupid does!!!!!of course JJ does stupid things like that. drunk & on top of a golf cart, falling off. he must have hit his big ego head!!!!!.
Well than just eat it up than...NUM NUM NUM. Seeing Papa Hendrick on the side of JJ's car was AWESOME! Too funny to. Overweight old man? You talkin' bout Fat Tony Stewart? You never had a lil fun in your days before? JJ doesn't have an ego he's very thankful & fortunate to have everything he has. He's just very confident & proud of what he's accomplished. If you don't wanna see JJ win than I'd advise you not to watch next weeks race.
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Florham Park, NJ

#8 May 21, 2012
Knowing what we know now about NASCAR and the Earnhardts, all Dales wins are suspect!
barr

Temperance, MI

#9 May 21, 2012
I'm not sure why the other fans are staying away from the races but for me they are no longer fun. I use to go to 7 or 8 a year and can still afford to but i am no longer interested. They are boring, boring, boring and almost predictable. If they don't give up on this love affair with Jr and Danica to save racing they will lose more fans.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#10 May 21, 2012
smoke fan wrote:
let me explain why the morning after the 48 team won this race,,, no one gives a crap..
it is because ,as good little preschoolers Chad and Jimmie have once again figured out how to win a stock car race doing as LITTLE racing as possible...as little EFFEORT... As little taking RISK... NO side by side because Jimmie doesn't like to be in position to have to deal with PASSING.. EVER.
AFTER the 48 car won tbe first section, doue to the fact that Charlotte motor speedway is one of the WORST tracks to race on since if a guy gets out front NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM unless he stayed out on old tires, and Chad and Jimmie know THIS SOOOOooo well because this is one of the secrets of why they WIN far too often on the hometrack of NASCAR.
NASCAR... you think you fixed it.. but in fact you HANDED the race to the 2 guys who REFUSE to RACE... it was the exact SAME as when these 2 would race to get the pole so they could peel off pit road to never be caught... complaining that he actually has to PASS guys as he laps them,, Jimmie Johnson is the MOST overated CRY BABY on the TRACK... you have figured out yet another way to HAND this cheater another million dollars,,, the LAST thing he needed,, but he is the most greedy guy on the track..
NASCAR,, here is some advice... take the first 5 pit stalls from ANYONE who qualifies in the top 10... do NOT let them have those pit stall.. races should NOT be won by starting position and pit selection at ANY tRACK.. THAT is NOT the side by side racing that fills your stands...
Admittedly the guys duking it out to win the next 3 sections of the race,, THAT was racing..but then you turn around and put the 48 car at the helm he cannot be picked off from.
I am just giving you advice to SAVE your sport... noticing how empty the stands were at Charlotte for a race that used to get sold out because it is CHEAP to watch the BEST... you need help and it is not trying to brain wash US to like this faux racing...
figure it out.. put the 48 cxar deep in the field and watch Chad try to use pit strategy to save Jimmie's pride as he cries cand needs a caution called ... QUIT favoring that daggone 48 team..
Another suggestion is to take the AVERAGE finish of the previous sections , put the winner of the first to the BACK each next section... then take the average of all the rest of the 4 sections and line them up that way... not handing the first CHICKEN who is afraid of side by side racing the position to win by NOT racing...
RACING is the key word.. not "stategy" that keeps any one driver from having to actually race.
Yawn......
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#11 May 22, 2012
When Chad figures out a way to make the car's spoiler smaller and the body wider, JJ will win the next 15 championships running away. And all the haters can eat crow.

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