Johnson Kisses the Bricks, Horrible Race



Allstate 400


Jimmie Johnson became the second person to win the Brickyard 400 from the pole, but that was one of the worst races I have ever seen. I know that Goodyear and NASCAR was doing their best, but let’s face it, that many competition cautions in one race is ridiculous. I don’t want to discredit Johnson for his performance, because he was consistently one of the best racers on the track today, but I have to wonder what the result would have been if there had been a better playing field with the tire situation.

We’ll have more on the tire issue in a later article. Congratulations to Jimmie, but let’s see what the fallout from this fiasco is going to be later this week. I don’t want to mention the tire wars from the 90’s again. Does Hoosier and Firestone think they can fix this problem? It will be interesting to see what the eventual decisions are. 

Personally I believe that Goodyear has done their homework and brought their best, but if this is their best, then it brings back up the issue of who should really be providing the tires to the entire field.

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About Christopher Smith

A long time fan of NASCAR, he attended his first race as a kid in 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Christopher watched Darrell Waltrip drive his way to victory and from that day forward hes been hooked. As president of, Christopher launched the site in 2000 and in the past decade, it has grown into a NASCAR-accredited web site hosting multiple podcasts, dedicated writers and race coverage at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned events. Christopher is an official member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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