NASCAR-CUP: Talladega: Jimmie Johnson Friday media visit

NASCAR-CUP: Talladega: Jimmie Johnson Friday media visit

Post by pr.. » Sun, 29 Apr 2007 06:12:23

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S MONTE CARLO SS TALKS WITH MEDIA ABOUT
RACING AT TALLADEGA, TONY STEWART'S COMMENTS, THE NEW IMPALA SS RACE CAR
AND MORE:

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE 'BIG ONE'? YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO MISS IT BUT
YOU'VE GOTTEN CAUGHT IN IT AS WELL.
"You just have to race your race. When you see stuff that's going on
you're not fond of you can try to get out of the way but when you're
three and four wide here it's hard to really drop to the back. I've been
caught up in wrecks and I've also started wrecks. It's something that's
very, very easy to do here when you're racing at these speeds so close.
I've certainly decided to be more cautious inside the car and try to wait
until those closing laps to really get aggressive. When you're a racer
and you're out there on the track it's hard not to race; it's hard not to
try to squeeze into some positions. It's a tough thing and when you're
running four wide at 200 mph, 30-40 cars deep, stuff happens. And we're
not talking about big mistakes, I'm talking about an inch that makes the
difference between an accident and not having one."

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