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NASCAR Pocono 400: Jimmie Johnson Storming Towards the Chase with a Vengeance

Jimmie Johnson started 2013 with just a tinge of curmudgeon in his tone. He made it a point to note that Brad Keselowski, the guy who had beaten him to the title just a few months before, wasn't quite mature enough yet in the role as the sport's title holder.It wasn't a stern comment or even a slam of Keselowski as Johnson made clear during that media day appearance ahead of the Daytona 500, but it was perhaps a little revelatory into the five-time champion's preseason mindset. After losing out on two consecutive championship fights, Johnson seemed to be toiling. He was tired of getting beat. The axe was primed for grinding.That was Johnson's most written about episode of the season-opening Daytona Speedweeks ahead of the 500. He was an aft...

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