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Why Claims That Jimmie Johnson Let Dale Earnhardt Jr Win at Talladega Are Absurd

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson just can’t seem to win—even when they win. Earnhardt won this past Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. But in addition to celebrating his victory, he was met with comments on social media from some of his supposed “fans” that his Hendrick Motorsports teammate—as in Johnson—“let” or “helped” Junior win. "(The social media reaction) was more about, 'You owed us, thanks for letting Junior win,' " Johnson told Jeff Gluck of USA Today on Tuesday. "I'm like, 'For one, I didn't owe you. Two, you're taking away what your driver did. He won the race! You're acting like I just let him win the race." Johnson rarely loses his temper. ...

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