@jamiemcmurray and Jimmie Johnson: Coincidence?

When Jamie McMurray signed to return to EGR this season, I immediately said that Jimmie Johnson would not win the championship.

I understand that there is no real connection between any of the things you are about to read, but they have crossed my mind and I feel that you should know.

Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup Championship four years in a row (2006-2009).

Jamie McMurray raced for Roush Fenway Racing for four years (2006-2009).

Based on this alone, I simply made the prediction that JJ would not make it 5 in a row. Then 2010 rolled around and I continued to see some correlation between Jamie and Jimmie. Jimmie Johnson crashed out of this year’s Daytona 500. Jamie won.

Jimmie Johnson crashed out of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. Jamie nearly won and finished 2nd.

Jimmie Johnson had a miserable night at Darlington and eventually crashed out of the Showtime Southern 500. Jamie won the pole and finished second.

Johnson has crashed 3 times this year and JMac has 3 top 2 finishes in these races.

Johnson won the championship each year that Jamie raced for Roush.

I understand that this is all very coincidental, but it’s interesting to look at.

Johnson can thank Chad Knaus and Rick Hendrick all he wants, but you can clearly see that Jamie McMurray is the reason for his success and vice versa (read with a smidge of sarcasm).

If you picked JJ to win 5 in a row this year, I’m sorry but you are out of luck on this one. You can thank Jamie McMurray for that one.

Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

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