Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/18/12
Jimmie Johnson is not use to failure. The term veteran is not used for Johnson, instead he is referred to as the number five. Five-time. Johnson came up short in his bid to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. Johnson found losing “disappointing” as he spoke about it following Sunday’s race. “Definitely disappointing, but again, I feel that we had the speed, we had 80 percent of the Chase that we needed to have.  So it’s hard to be real down on myself or real down on where we finished.  These championships are special, and it takes an entire 10-race – clean 10 races to win one of these things.  We hurt ourselves in Phoenix, and then today didn’t help.” Johnson entered the race needing a win, Brad Keselowski simply needed a 15th place finish. At one point during the race it looked like Johnson would pull off the win adding pressure on Keselowski. Source: Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesRELATED: Keselowski wins CupPenske calls out Dodge “I said at the beginning of the week, 15th isn’
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