Johnson's day was bad, but as usual the 48 team made the most of it

If you were waiting for Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team to slip up in the Chase, you got it at Texas. Problem is for the points leader's pursuers, he still salvaged a 15th-place finish, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 3, 2008, 1:24 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jimmie Johnson is not one to give a lot of colorful descriptions of his feelings. Sunday was an exception when he walked in the media center after the Dickies 500.

"That was like getting kicked in the b---- over and over," Johnson said. "That sucked."

This coming from a man who just finished 15th, but lost 77 points off his lead in the Sprint Cup standings when Carl Edwards gambled on fuel and won at Texas Motor Speedway.

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