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As stated earlier, Jimmie Johnson’s career stats are beginning to show a decline, and this season fits the model so far.
His numbers this season are down in important categories. The one that stands out the most is in the win column.
Jimmie Johnson managed to get to victory lane six times in 2010 and, as we know, he won the championship that season.
This season, Jimmie Johnson has only managed to win one race, but with almost half the season left, he still has plenty of time, right?
Traditionally, Jimmie Johnson has done well in the second half of the season, winning several races after the race at Indy.
In his last championship season, he only managed one win after the race at Indy. That could be important in this year's Chase.
In his previous championship seasons, he normally recorded multiple wins by this time. With the point-system putting more emphasis on wins, this lack of early-season production may be what finally knocks the No. 48 car off its perch.