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Elliott Sadler Survives Pocono Death Trap: Jimmie Johnson Says I’m Sorry

Jimmie Johnson said he was bump drafting Kurt Busch, like Busch wanted. ESPN announcer Dale Jarrett said Johnson didn’t mean to bump draft. How does a driver bump draft, but not mean to bump draft? Barreling down the front stretch, mixing it up with Busch and Clint Bowyer, Johnson ran up behind Busch, and as he said, intended to bump draft, like Busch wanted him to do. A four-time champion should know two things in this situation. Bump drafting is intentional, and bump drafting while changing lanes, (Johnson was moving left when he hit Busch), is not bump drafting at all—it’s crashing the other driver. The end result of Johnson’s veiled bump drafting was Busch taking a hard right turn into the wall, on a straightaway...

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