Chase championship still JJ's to lose ... and he still could lose it

Think Jimmie Johnson is a lock to win his third straight Cup title? In the wild and wacky world of NASCAR, anything can happen, writes David Newton.

Updated: November 16, 2008, 3:54 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Dale Inman has won more Sprint Cup championships than any man alive. Yes, more than Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. His eight titles as Petty's crew chief and one with Terry Labonte in 1984 make him the real King of NASCAR.

So it made sense to seek his advice when looking for ways Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus could blow their march into immortality Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"There's a lot of things that could happen," ...

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