HOMESTEAD, Fla. Jimmie Johnsons prerace strategy for this weekend is simple: plant a seed of doubt in the mind of opponent Brad Keselowski.
As the clock ticks closer to Sundays season finale, which will decide the Sprint Cup championship, Johnson knows from experience that moments of uncertainty will start to flood Keselowskis mind.
After competing for multiple NASCAR titles and successfully winning five consecutive Johnson has learned a lot about racing and the head games that exist at this level.
The magnitude sets in at some point, Johnson said of that final race in competing for the title. Ive been there, and Ive been the guy leading the points and people are so curious to know all these what-ifs what if it happens and youre forced to answer questions that youre not used to answering that you dont want to answer? And it builds through the course of the week.
Again, it hits everybody differently and theres no guarantees how itll hit him.
Johnson held the points lead ent...