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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson’s Loss of Fifth Championship Self-Inflicted?

Jimmie Johnson's quiet, friendly demeanor and interest in mind games may backfire on him. Consistent dominance of one driver breeds anxiety among the other competitive NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Johnson's style is becoming a real annoyance to some. The big target on Johnson's back will begin to glow. It is inevitable certain drivers will do whatever it takes to end his dominance. Jimmie stated after the Bristol race: "I think over the last few years, we've been able to get in some guys' heads and I think it's been helpful." He added, "I get caught up in that mind game stuff and find a lot of satisfaction in it." Kyle Busch stated: "I can only go as fast as my car will let me go."  He followed up saying in so many words that J...

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