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.
Hinton: Close ...
Carl Edwards spent the entire race Sunday trying to land a haymaker on Jimmie Johnson's chin. Edwards did his part with a win, but the vagaries of the Chase let JJ up off the canvas. Ed Hinton
Terry Blount covers motorsports for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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