For Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus, this week is business as usual.
Although they lost the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead in Sunday's race at Phoenix and enter this weekend 20 points behind leader Brad Keselowski, they don't need to change their approach this week. There's nothing Jimmie and Chad can do that's any different than they did last week than they did the week before.
They are prepared to sit on the pole and win the race each and every time they show up. Would that be different if the shoe was on the other foot?
If they were in Brad Keselowski's situation then they would probably race a little bit differently. Knowing that you don't have to win, then you race smart. Just like we're going to see Brad do.
Right now Jimmie and Chad have to prepare like they're behind, but there's nothing else they can do. If they go out and win the race and Brad winds up being 14th, then they've been on that side of the equation. They lose. There's nothing they can do about it.