Talon64's Motorsports Corner writes:
"Cup: Jimmie, Mark and karma."
Posted by Talon64 on November 9, 2009
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After all the complaining people did about the 48 team sandbagging at Talledega all day only to take advantage of other people's misfortune and extend his point lead, I guess it was karma that Johnson gets wrecked on the 3rd lap of the Texas race and loses even more points than he had gained. Mark Martin is only 73 points back of Johnson now, meaning if Mark Martin leads the most laps and wins the last two races then Johnson has to finish 4th or better in the last two races to hold on to the championship. It's a realistic scenario, but Jimmie could just as easily win the last two races and run away with it.
But the bad luck of Jimmie would also be the good fortune of Mark Martin, a driver who's been championship bridesmaid 4 times in his career including a championship lost due to a points penalty. Johnson has had an incredible amount of good luck in his championship, including his streak of 33 straight top 15 finishes in Chase races that has now come to an end. Karma might take away from one driver and give to the other.
Personally I'd rather see both Mark and Jimmie go the last two races without any misfortune and fight it out head-to-head for the championship because they both deserve to prove that they're the better man rather than have someone benefit from the other's bad luck. But I'd rather see Mark achieve the most popular championship win since Alan Kulwicki's underdog 1992 championship, so hopefully Mark coming out on top is where karma will play a part.
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