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Old 08-02-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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I doubt Jimmy Johnson will win another race--ever.

I hope he proves me wrong.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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Jimmy Johnson's best days are behind him and it's all down hill from here on.

Happens to nearly every racer who hangs on too long past his prime.

Bill Elliott had a great career but was not impressive at the end, also.

The list could go on and on.
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Bill was actually quite good at the end of his career.. I'm talking his full time career here. He should have won his final two races.. He won 2003 Rockingham and 2003 Homestead he cut a tire on the backstretch while having a commanding lead on the last lap enabling Bobby Labonte to get the win. He wasn't in contention for a championship or anything, but he won races each year and was a factor in most races.

His three years with Evernham were 3 of his best years since 1993. His time driving for his own team was.. Not great. He was generally a top 10 points driver until 1997.. and then things just passed him by and he rarely contended and never won. But hooking up with Evernham was the best thing that happened to him. Really had a resurgence.

After he retired as a full time driver.. Yeah, he was driving R&D cars for Evernham.. Doing fill in work.. Driving for the Wood Brothers during their part time schedule.. Not successful there, but.. I don't think anyone was going to be successful in those situations.

we shall see what happens with jimmy johnson, and perhaps his best days are behind him, he is 43 as we all know, so perhaps his career is winding down. maybe he doesnt have the drive he one had to win races, or perhaps he is just in a slump and the new crew chief will turn things around. jimmy still seems competitive on the track, but the rest of the team seems to let him down when he needs them most.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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we shall see what happens with jimmy johnson, and perhaps his best days are behind him, he is 43 as we all know, so perhaps his career is winding down. maybe he doesnt have the drive he one had to win races, or perhaps he is just in a slump and the new crew chief will turn things around. jimmy still seems competitive on the track, but the rest of the team seems to let him down when he needs them most.
2 in one year, nah. I think he just doesnt care anymore. Hes made his money, and continues to make money, and will continue to make money after he retires. so why should he care anymore? JMO.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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changing of the guard

The young guns coming up are pretty darn good.

I don't like "change", but it seems no place is immune to change and certainly not NASCAR.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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we shall see what happens with jimmy johnson, and perhaps his best days are behind him, he is 43 as we all know, so perhaps his career is winding down. maybe he doesnt have the drive he one had to win races, or perhaps he is just in a slump and the new crew chief will turn things around. jimmy still seems competitive on the track, but the rest of the team seems to let him down when he needs them most.
If JJ misses the Chase and doesn't win this year, he should go ahead and make 2020 his retirement tour. I hate to see this happen to him, but he has shown no spark in two years. He has the best equipment, so obviously its JJ.

JJ and JG should move into taking over HMS and let Rick start to wind down.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tn
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Isn't his name Jimmie Johnson?
And yeah, I have been a fan since Jeff brought him into Cup cars and had Lowes as his sponsor. My brother worked for Lowes, but Mike Skinner could not keep the car out of the wall. It's kind of sad to see how far Jimmie has fallen. I would like to see him get one or two more wins. But, I have followed Chase since he was about 15, and when Jimmie retires, i'll swap my allegiance to the #9.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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I have always been wrong in the past about the " new guns" coming up.

I remember when I first saw Kyle Busch.

I told my son.." the punk younger brother of Kurt who will try to ride Kurt's coat tails and never amount to anything"

Boy, was I wrong !
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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[url]https://bellyupsports.com/2019/08/jimmie-johnson-is-done/[/url]

Most people think he is done. I think on the other hand he's got something left. These guys might think a bit differently.
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Old 08-28-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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Isn't his name Jimmie Johnson?
And yeah, I have been a fan since Jeff brought him into Cup cars and had Lowes as his sponsor. My brother worked for Lowes, but Mike Skinner could not keep the car out of the wall.
The RCR 31 Lowes Car Skinner had was nothing at all like the 48 Lowes Car Jeff Gordon provided Jimmie Johnson with. The 48 team took over the already-proven 24-team gear when Jeff wanted to build something new. That never worked out for Jeff but it sure did for Jimmie. Imagine starting off NASCAR with a championship-caliber equipment? Jimmie definitely took advantage of what was given to him, that's for sure.
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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The RCR 31 Lowes Car Skinner had was nothing at all like the 48 Lowes Car Jeff Gordon provided Jimmie Johnson with. The 48 team took over the already-proven 24-team gear when Jeff wanted to build something new. That never worked out for Jeff but it sure did for Jimmie. Imagine starting off NASCAR with a championship-caliber equipment? Jimmie definitely took advantage of what was given to him, that's for sure.

Lots of people do that now. Tony Stewart started at JGR in 99, a year before Labonte won the championship.. Completely new team.. I personally think that was tougher because JGR went from 1 to 2 cars.

Hendrick went from 3 to 4 (I think.. They never had 5, right? That was Roush) and the 48 was in the same shop as the 24.. Yes, it was a new team, but there's a much bigger difference going from 3 to 4 cars than from 1 to 2, IMO
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