Of all the drivers at the top of the standings, Johnson has been the most consistent of the series' multi-race winners --
"They told me that I need to give them a lot and I took it upon myself to do that," he said after the race. "It was really hard to be that way with Tony (Eury) Jr., and it wasn't his fault. Maybe it's my own personal fault, but me and him were too cool to talk that much to each other. It was just too much pride I guess between me and him. I don't know how you love somebody so much and carry so much pride around them, but that's the way we were. It's real easy to talk to Lance. He's a sponge, taking all that information in."