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Mailbag: Jimmie vs. Carl

Posted on: November 20, 2008 12:16 pm

This was one fan's take on Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards]

From: Dan

Johnson and Edwards are equally talented drivers, but until Edwards becomes more like Johnson,patient and calculating,instead of being a ramrod,with all else being equal, he'll always finish second to Johnson.




I think the fact Edwards pulled off two “fuel mileage” victories during the Chase shows he’s not just a mash the gas pedal sort of driver.


Now if you’re simply thinking about Talladega, then the real argument is that he needs to improve his restrictor-plate prowess and with that I could not argue.


But, in that same token, when it comes to restrictor-plate racing, so much of it is pure dumb luck. Look at Johnson. Since winning the Daytona 500 in 2006 he has followed up with finishes of 32nd, 39th, 10th, 27th and 23rd.


So I'm not really going to hold the lack of restrictor-plate sucess against anybody.


Thanks for the e-mail, though I’d have to disagree.

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:36 pm

Mailbag: Jimmie vs. Carl

Not sure where Dan is coming from either.  Carl's banzai move was a very low percentage move but was his only shot at getting by Jimmie.  I thought it was pretty cool.  I think they are both great drivers but Chad and Jimmie are ahead when it comes to preparing for the Chase.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 12:25 pm

Mailbag: Jimmie vs. Carl

Not sure where Dan was coming from. The only really dumb thing I saw Carl do is go to fast around Jimmie and run into the wall. Luckily for him he still finished 2nd. Of course his post race interview made him sound like an idiot when he said he can bounce it off the wall and maintain his speed when playing a video game, guess he forgot that the cars don't quite work as well as they do in video games when they hit the wall.

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