Jimmie Johnson has been one of the most dominant drivers seen recently in NASCAR.
Yet, by the time NASCAR entered its final race of the season, Johnson was 20 points behind Brad Keselowski—this despite winning two out of the last four races of the Chase.
The five-time champion was trying to win his sixth title, but he was at a clear disadvantage. What happened to this dominant driver?
Several different factors played into why Jimmie Johnson didn’t win the title in 2012. From bad luck—which set Johnson back 20 points going into Homestead—to failing to get into Keselowski's head before the final race, different issues prevented Johnson from winning his sixth championship.
Even with Hendrick power and years of experience behind him, Johnson found himself in a hole going into Homestead and never managed to overcome the points deficit.
Here are four reasons why Johnson just couldn't get it done this year.