FORT WORTH (105.3 THE FAN) – “I hate that we’re in this position but we’ve defenately learned a lot from it” said five time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson on being in the Chase for the Cup but not fighting for the lead position.
Needing to almost win out for a chance at his sixth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, Johnson had every opportunity to make that happen after Tony Stewart passed him less than three laps from the finish of Sunday’s crash-filled race at Martinsville.
He opted not to use a bump-and-run to win — and Stewart knew he wouldn’t. “The way he races me and the respect he has for me, I couldn’t do that” said Johnson.
In the final three races of the Chase for the championship, many drivers in contention profess a respect for fellow drivers, and a sense that what you give, you also deserve to get.
Jimmie Johnson with New School on 105.3 The Fan