Found October 16, 2011 on Trading Paint!:
By JERRY BONKOWSKICONCORD, N.C. – Be honest: When you watched Jimmie Johnson's hard hit into the wall Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, how many of you reactively uttered two or three choice words at how vicious of a hit it was?"Oh my God" would fit. So would "Holy ****", too.Watching the wreck unfold from the CMS press box, I immediately said the latter. It was an emotional, knee-jerk reaction, what can I say?But at the same time, something else struck me when I watched the replay on the press box TV monitor a few seconds later. It was actually chilling, a sense of déjà vu about an event that I will never forget for as long as I live.The way Johnson's car spun, tried to correct itself, and then shot to the right and plowed hard – make that REAL HARD – into the outer retaining wall was virtually an instant replay of the crash that claimed the life of Dale Earnhardt at Daytona on Feb. 18, 2001.The angle, the impact, the folding up of the right fr...
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