Economy, Jimmie Johnson will shape 2009 Sprint Cup season

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By ANTHONY ANDRO So what are the hot-button issues? Here's what to expect in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009.1Can Jimmie Johnson four-peat?Johnson has already said he wants his own a piece of history, and ...
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“a.k.a Bonnie the fixer”

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Jimmy Johnson is no Cale Yarbrough. He only won because of the Chase format and because he has a superior pit crew.

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Bonnie A Clyde wrote:
Jimmy Johnson is no Cale Yarbrough. He only won because of the Chase format and because he has a superior pit crew.
Jimmie doesn't have to be Cale Y. He's just as good. Sure it helps to have a good pit crew but its all up to the driver once he's out on the track. He has to be able to read his car and know whats going on every minute and be able to tell the crew chief what needs to be done. He also knows when to make his moves and when to back off. Jimmie is very good at getting to the front when the time comes. Its a team effort but in the end it all comes down to what the driver does. Not only JJ but all the drivers.

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It is sweet that some race fans appreciate the guys who do not have to even race, just peel off pit road to maintain track position.. Jimmy48,,, if you only knew that if Jimbob did not have that first pit stall,,, he would not have won the champsionship.. Chad figured it out before anybody else, he knew the cars can't pass and the ones 3 to worse back can't handle,, he comes to the track in qualfying trim...that sucks... it is not real racing.. jimbob is no champ..
Next year if NASCAR takes the first 5 pit stalls from chasers, Jimbob will not ever win another chapmpionship... same as when they took the phantom debris caution from Jeff... Jimbob can't race.. he needs to get off pit road first or to the front immediately...that ain't racing..

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It is sweet that some race fans appreciate the guys who do not have to even race, just peel off pit road to maintain track position.. Jimmy48,,, if you only knew that if Jimbob did not have that first pit stall,,, he would not have won the champsionship.. Chad figured it out before anybody else, he knew the cars can't pass and the ones 3 to worse back can't handle,, he comes to the track in qualfying trim...that sucks... it is not real racing.. jimbob is no champ..
Next year if NASCAR takes the first 5 pit stalls from chasers, Jimbob will not ever win another chapmpionship... same as when they took the phantom debris caution from Jeff... Jimbob can't race.. he needs to get off pit road first or to the front immediately...that ain't racing..
Wow I didn't realize you were such an expert on Nascar. You sure know it all don't you? Oh no wait........your just an expert on JimmieJ. For someone who hates him you sure spend enough time worrying about what he does. My, my, my, are we bitter or what? Is that the only song you know? Pit box selection? Jeez at least change the tune a little.

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<quoted text>Wow I didn't realize you were such an expert on Nascar. You sure know it all don't you? Oh no wait........your just an expert on JimmieJ. For someone who hates him you sure spend enough time worrying about what he does. My, my, my, are we bitter or what? Is that the only song you know? Pit box selection? Jeez at least change the tune a little.
if people watched qualifying this year and if Jimmie got the pole, which he would because they did not practice race trim, just qualifying, all sorts of special nonracing things to give them the speed to capture the pole, there was no sense watching the race... track position with the cOT is paramont and Chad knows it.. tell him they can't have the first pit stall and he will freak out.. when Jimmie did not get out first once, Chad knew if he didn't get past the leader immediately, the leader would get away... like Jimmie could easily do any race he rolled out of the first pit stall to lead on a restart.. if Jimmie is so good,, let him try to race every race like he did the last one, not off pit road.. and NOT winning because of NOT having the first pit stall...Jimmie and Chad, combined with the COT, have ruined the sport of "racing" the last 2 seasons with their follow the leader off pit road.. I wish Kyle could have had the cars he had at the start of the season in the chase.. he would have CREAMED Jimmie.. there are SOO many racers better than Jimbob, it isn't even funny.. the cry baby didn't like having to race when in the pack the last race.. oh,, boo hoo... sooo hard to race..

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Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>if people watched qualifying this year and if Jimmie got the pole, which he would because they did not practice race trim, just qualifying, all sorts of special nonracing things to give them the speed to capture the pole, there was no sense watching the race... track position with the cOT is paramont and Chad knows it.. tell him they can't have the first pit stall and he will freak out.. when Jimmie did not get out first once, Chad knew if he didn't get past the leader immediately, the leader would get away... like Jimmie could easily do any race he rolled out of the first pit stall to lead on a restart.. if Jimmie is so good,, let him try to race every race like he did the last one, not off pit road.. and NOT winning because of NOT having the first pit stall...Jimmie and Chad, combined with the COT, have ruined the sport of "racing" the last 2 seasons with their follow the leader off pit road.. I wish Kyle could have had the cars he had at the start of the season in the chase.. he would have CREAMED Jimmie.. there are SOO many racers better than Jimbob, it isn't even funny.. the cry baby didn't like having to race when in the pack the last race.. oh,, boo hoo... sooo hard to race..
Same old same old with you......blah blah blah blah and not a word to say.
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Debi, they got the job done. It's that simple. Zippy and Smoke did NOT get the job done. Just accept it and move on.

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<quoted text>Wow I didn't realize you were such an expert on Nascar. You sure know it all don't you? Oh no wait........your just an expert on JimmieJ. For someone who hates him you sure spend enough time worrying about what he does. My, my, my, are we bitter or what? Is that the only song you know? Pit box selection? Jeez at least change the tune a little.
Debi needs to stick to politics...

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Debi needs to stick to politics...
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Oh god don't tell me that yet.lol.
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Bonnie A Clyde wrote:
Jimmy Johnson is no Cale Yarbrough. He only won because of the Chase format and because he has a superior pit crew.
No he's not and he wouldn't have got anywhere without technology. Us older generation see that. When you have 100 people working on your car you will win. It's a no brainer.
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Debi, they got the job done. It's that simple. Zippy and Smoke did NOT get the job done. Just accept it and move on.
I like your style.

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Legal20Fan wrote:
Debi, they got the job done. It's that simple. Zippy and Smoke did NOT get the job done. Just accept it and move on.
I actually am emailing everyone I can to try to get the NASCAR people to realize that they need to take the first 5 pit stalls away from the chasers so that there will be better racing at the end of the rest of each season for the rest of eternity... you should thank me..the first pit stall is Chads phantom debris caution

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I am a race fan that likes to watch RACING!!! what can I say????
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troll fodder wrote:
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Debi needs to stick to politics...
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For which she is being crucified. There isn't much Debi can post about without being trashed.
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you don't need to defend Debi, she knows her stuff. It's troll fodder that needs to be trashed, a true moron.
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Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>if people watched qualifying this year and if Jimmie got the pole, which he would because they did not practice race trim, just qualifying, all sorts of special nonracing things to give them the speed to capture the pole, there was no sense watching the race... track position with the cOT is paramont and Chad knows it.. tell him they can't have the first pit stall and he will freak out.. when Jimmie did not get out first once, Chad knew if he didn't get past the leader immediately, the leader would get away... like Jimmie could easily do any race he rolled out of the first pit stall to lead on a restart.. if Jimmie is so good,, let him try to race every race like he did the last one, not off pit road.. and NOT winning because of NOT having the first pit stall...Jimmie and Chad, combined with the COT, have ruined the sport of "racing" the last 2 seasons with their follow the leader off pit road.. I wish Kyle could have had the cars he had at the start of the season in the chase.. he would have CREAMED Jimmie.. there are SOO many racers better than Jimbob, it isn't even funny.. the cry baby didn't like having to race when in the pack the last race.. oh,, boo hoo... sooo hard to race..
ummm excuse me miss tony stewart fan, which driver was it that threw a temper tantrum when he came in second [behind jimmie] and blamed his pit crew and then went off to pout?
what he was saying is the pit crew lost him the race by not getting him out first. so which driver cant win a race unless its his pit crew getting him out there? here's a quarter use it to buy a clue
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Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>I actually am emailing everyone I can to try to get the NASCAR people to realize that they need to take the first 5 pit stalls away from the chasers so that there will be better racing at the end of the rest of each season for the rest of eternity... you should thank me..the first pit stall is Chads phantom debris caution
You should be emailing Tony telling him to concentrate on qualifying better.

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you don't need to defend Debi, she knows her stuff. It's troll fodder that needs to be trashed, a true moron.
Why thank, you ICE. Wish I had a pick.......

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ummm excuse me miss tony stewart fan, which driver was it that threw a temper tantrum when he came in second [behind jimmie] and blamed his pit crew and then went off to pout?
what he was saying is the pit crew lost him the race by not getting him out first. so which driver cant win a race unless its his pit crew getting him out there? here's a quarter use it to buy a clue
Thank you; you don't see Jimmie Johnson behaving that way, do you?

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<quoted text>For which she is being crucified. There isn't much Debi can post about without being trashed.
Why do you think that is?

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