Where’s Jim­mie?

Motor Sport News - - Interview: Chris Haird -

In all the fuss over Nico Ros­berg win­ning his maiden world cham­pi­onship and then re­tir­ing from the sport, there is one thing that has been over­looked.

Jim­mie John­son took his sev­enth NASCAR Sprint Cup ti­tle – and he did it in the quick­est time pos­si­ble in just 15 sea­sons in the top flight.

The so-called ex­perts said that John­son could not win un­der the new knock-out sys­tem that NASCAR in­tro­duced, but he did. John­son is a worthy cham­pion, and can stand along­side the greats such as Richard Petty and the late Dale Earn­hardt.

I just think it is a shame that NASCAR doesn’t get more main­stream cov­er­age in the UK. It is a real spec­ta­cle. Garry Simp­son, Via email

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