Fellow Chasers waiting to see if J.J. falters

Updated: November 27, 2006, 2:31 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

For Jimmie Johnson, the task at hand is simple -- if you think finishing at least 12th in a Nextel Cup Series race such as the Ford 400 is simple, that is.

And with an amazing five straight top-2 finishes under his belt, it's easy to say the Nextel Cup Series championship race is a done deal. But one loose lug nut on a pit stop, one cut tire or simply an ill-handling race car can change all that.

Just ask Matt Kenseth. It wasn't that long ago that Kenseth was in line ...

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