The optimistic view: Johnson lost 27 points at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, while in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Elliott Sadler lost 20 points to leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Saturday at PIR. If Johnson can lose that much in one race, he can make that up in one race.
Not surprisingly, Johnson is taking the optimist’s point of view.
Johnson has that swagger
Not only did Johnson do everything he had to Sunday, he performed the way he expected to and the way everyone expected.
In his first three of championship season from 2006-2008, he won at Martinsville in October. In the other two, he finished second and fifth. So this was a track where he was supposed to run well.
And he knew it. Ever since his victory this year at Indianapolis, he said he felt his team had everything in place to peak at the right time.
Jimmie and Chandra Johnson have collaborated in a gallery showing of prints from the 15,000 photos taken during the making of Johnson's new book. Visit www.ontheroadstudio.com for hours and information. To read more about the gallery: Jimmie and Chandra Johnson Are An Open Book