The case for Jimmie Johnson
Five races, five opportunities for
The case for him holding on:
Though it would seem reasonable the "new car" made much of that information obsolete, Knaus was seemingly able to use many of the 26 "regular season" races as live tests. Johnson, who won six of 26 regular season races in 2007, drew great scrutiny for not winning early this year, especially considering Hendrick Motorsports' dominance in "Car of Tomorrow" last season. But Johnson reached the playoffs with four wins and on a two-race win streak. The rest of the field caught up to Hendrick's 2007 level, and Johnson's team, it seems, was working ahead to the final exam.
Edwards spent another week explaining his actions in that incident. The even-keeled
Gordon, 37, has a crew chief,