Imagine the relief for Brad Keselowski after Jimmie Johnson spun out of control and into the wall on Lap 136.
As Johnson's mangled No. 48 Chevrolet limped back to pit road, the Sprint Cup points leader had to believe that Sunday would evolve into a stellar points boon.
But that didn't happen.
The caution for the accident lasted five laps and enabled the Hendrick Motorsports team to make six trips to pit road for repairs. After major plastic surgery with bear bond -- industrial sized sheets of duct tape -- the five-time champion lined up 30th with 121 laps remaining in the race.
Keselowski must have thought he was witnessing the Terminator, sans Johnson declaring "I'll be back."
"I thought they did a hell of a job fixing that car is what I was thinking," Keselowski said. "They were coming."
The realization surely set in after the race, when Johnson pulled up one position behind Keselowski's No. 2 Dodge. And since Johnson led 44 laps earlier in the event, the one-point advantage...