Sprint Cup star Johnson looks to get back on track

Jimmie Johnson (AFP)

Jimmie Johnson (AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:15 PM ET

Here we go again, talking about the slow start of six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet.

Now, before all the JJ haters get on their computers to lambast what they think is too much media coverage of the No. 48 team, they might want to look at the alternative — having Johnson on a winning streak and heading to a history-making seventh Sprint Cup title.

It is worth noting, too, that Johnson, by the very virtue of his on-track resume, deserves attention.

So now his winless season heads to Richmond International Race where, let’s face it, his results are dismal — three wins in 24 starts with an average finish of 17th.

Even he admits he’s snake-bitten at the Virginia track.

“We suck here. We’re terrible and hopefully we are a lot better this weekend,” he said on Friday. “The last couple trips especially — we have been junk.”


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