Jimmie Johnson Daytona 500 Winner

“Whether you are a 48-hater or lover you got to give Jimmie Johnson and the whole #48 crew the recognition they are due. Well, maybe you don’t, but I do.

Jimmie Johnson must have gnawed on the zingers that Greg Biffle shot his way during the 2005 NASCAR season. Johnson drove a clean (patient he says) race. He didn’t cause a single wreck and pulled off the victory.

Jimmie Johnson has never been ‘my driver’, but I had always respected him and Chad Knaus. That is, until Johnson caused the Talladega wreck and blamed Dale Earnhardt Jr. And, Knaus got busted for the shocks at Dover. Not the first such infraction for either, and the final straw in my ‘warm fuzzy’ feelings toward the pair.

With that said, I think it is a testament to their determination and desire to be NASCAR Nextel Cup Champions that they won the Daytona 500 today.

So, even though I may not like ya. Congratulations #48 team.”