CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson had a flat tire, fell a
lap down and finished 14th at Dover International Speedway.
But when the defending Nextel Cup champion crossed the line, he
radioed a congratulatory message to his crew: "This is how you win a championship."
Yes, Johnson was aware his bumpy ride cost him the points lead
Sunday. But in salvaging a day that seemed destined for a dismal
finish, Johnson said he believes his Hendrick Motorsports team laid
the groundwork for ...