This was one fan's take on Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards]From: Dan
Johnson and Edwards are equally talented drivers, but until Edwards becomes more like Johnson,patient and calculating,instead of being a ramrod,with all else being equal, he'll always finish second to Johnson.
I think the fact Edwards pulled off two “fuel mileage” victories during the Chase shows he’s not just a mash the gas pedal sort of driver.
Now if you’re simply thinking about Talladega, then the real argument is that he needs to improve his restrictor-plate prowess and with that I could not argue.
But, in that same token, when it comes to restrictor-plate racing, so much of it is pure dumb luck. Look at Johnson. Since winning the Daytona 500 in 2006 he has followed up with finishes of 32nd, 39th, 10th, 27th and 23rd.
So I'm not really going to hold the lack of restrictor-plate sucess against anybody.
Thanks for the e-mail, though I’d have to disagree.