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NASCAR Magic Bullet: How To Beat Jimmie Johnson and the 48 Team in 2011

Jimmie Johnson is now the proud owner of five straight Sprint Cup titles. It’s “one for the thumb” in championship parlance. Here’s something you may not have thought about yet: he’s the favorite to win next year too. He protects the lead down the stretch; he can come from behind and win. He looks invincible, and when he looks mortal, he snatches new life from the jaws of death. He does it over and over again. Johnson is James Bond in a stock car—no matter how bad it gets, no matter how many man-eating sharks or death rays you put on him, he still ends up in the raft with the girl and the champagne. Sunday after the race, Kevin Harvick mused about the No. 48 team’s dominance. “I think you have...

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