NASCAR has a rock star — and perhaps after a fifth consecutive championship for unsinkable Jimmy Johnson, the sport will realize it.
“Jimmie, you are a rock star, my friend,” Chad Knaus radioed after Johnson crossed the finished line. “You have proven it time and time again. And you damn did it [Sunday], my friend.”
Johnson finished 39 points ahead of Denny Hamlin and 41 ahead of Kevin Harvick.
“I’m just beside myself,” Johnson said in Victory Lane. “Four was amazing. Now I have to figure out what the hell to say about winning five of these things, because everybody is going to want to know what it means. I don’t know. It is pretty damn awesome — I can tell you that.”