Well, well, well, how things have changed since the spoiler came back. The wing seems to have been the thing that gave Jimmie Johnson his magic to winning four championships.
He won three races with the wing this year, but since the introduction of the spoiler has not won once.
So what is going? Did the lucky horseshoe finally fall from Johnson's behind? Or is there something more going?
Well, I got the feeling that there is something else going. It is very uncharacteristic for Johnson to be having this much trouble. Maybe the lucky meter has finally tipped over for this team. But I seriously doubt that is the problem.
I think the problem with Johnson lies within his personal life. Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra are getting closer to the birth of their first child. Within the next five weeks the arrival of baby Johnson will happen. And let's face it, if you are expecting your first child, there is alot of unknowns.
Now since I have never had that experience personally, I am not going to sit here and say this and that is what they are experiencing. I can only talk about what I have seen from the experience of others.
There seems to be alot of nervous moments, and alot of stress trying to get things ready for the arrival of the child. Not even taking into consideration the nervous and anxious moments of the parents-to-be personally experience.
So I got the feeling that once baby Johnson is here, Johnson will be back to his winning ways. (Aaauuuggghhhh) I just think that right now, the reality is sitting in with Johnson that he is fixing to be a first time father and he is getting a bit nervous. And it is showing in his racing. Drivers say they don't think about anything else but the car when they are in there.
But let's face it, they are human and there has got to be moments in which life creeps into their minds in that car, even if it is only for a split second. And that is all that it takes to go from being first to being the new ornament for a wrecker.
So let's enjoy the fact that Johnson is not winning everything, because once the baby is here, unless the baby is "blessed" with colic, Johnson will be back in the winners circle.
Just kidding about the baby being blessed with colic. I would never wish that on any parent. I work with kids, and colic babies are the worse for the nerves of a parent or anyone taking care of them.