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NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson Sprint for the Chase Cup Has Run out of Gas

Chicagoland's Geico 400, the first race of NASCAR's Sprint for the Chase Cup, was an omen. I realized this as Jimmie Johnson was in great position on the final lap and then ran out of gas.That is going to sum up his 2011 Chase. Johnson will run strong, but in the end he is going to come up just short as his quest for a sixth straight Cup runs out of go juice.Johnson had a strong car, and was running an excellent race on Monday. He had led 39 laps, and that was more than all but three drivers. Then Johnson ran into the one thing he does not excel at on a racetrack. We can let Johnson explain this himself.Johnson, as quoted on "From my driving style I've never been all that good with fuel mileage. You've certainly seen me r...

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