Jimmie Johnson's loved, not loathed

Updated: February 19, 2011, 2:52 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Imagine Ken -- Barbie's man -- seated in a jail cell beside his best buddy, trying to figure out which one should ring Barbie to break the news that they'd just done something really stupid. That, generally, is how Jimmie Johnson's peers view him.

Stick with me -- I'll explain.

Johnson's dominance of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leads many fans to loathe him. Many use the word "hate." They don't hate him. They're just tired of him winning. ...

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