Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet, takes a turn alongside Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com. Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Well yesterday's action at Fontana saw some good racing, another green/white/checker, and oh ya, another Jimmie Johnson win.
Now before you go thinking I'm jumping on the "I hate Jimmie Johnson" bandwagon I'm not. Jimmie Johnson won that race because (to paraphrase Kevin Harvick) he's got a couple of golden horseshoes stuffed up inside the trapdoor of his firesuit.
The best car didn't win on Sunday, the luckiest driver did - that's all. If Jimmie was going to pit one lap later he would have been behind the pace car and not in front of it which allowed him to go to the front when everyone else came in under the yellow.
Races have been won and lost this way since the inception of the caution flag, so you Jimmie haters get over it. If it were anyone else, except for maybe Kyle Busch, everyone would be saying something different right now.
There has been some interesting debate about Jimmie's win in one of our recent fan posts, and I would have to go with the people who are saying that is was luck that he won and not anything else. Harvick had one of the best cars, but he hit the wall trying to run Jimmie down and I guess after that little mishap he started thinking big picture and point raced for the remaining few laps, after all second place is better than a thirty-second place.
But I also want to offer you all this; you have to be good to be lucky too!