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If Winners Are Embraced, Why Is Jimmie Johnson Antagonized?

In any given sport, it is a custom for the spectators at the stadiums or the audience watching the game at home to cheer for the winner. After all, do we shelve out the price of admission or sit on our couches for hours to root for the losers? Do we gather every Super Bowl Sunday at the bars or our living rooms, enjoying some hot wings and beer, yelling out "Come on, let's lose?" Although the NASCAR world is a bit different as there are 42 losers in each of the 36 races of a season, most eyes are on the winners. Be it the race winner of the series champion, Monday morning "drives" are often about the driver who came home with the checkers, trophy, and cash. Spanning through the sport's 61 years of history, it's safe to say that there have b...

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