JJ: Experience priceless in a driver's quest for Chase success

What's the secret to surviving 10 weeks of pressure-packed racing in the Chase for the Nextel Cup? 2006 champion Jimmie Johnson has the answer: Patience.

Updated: September 26, 2007, 4:59 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

With three years in the Chase for the Nextel Cup behind him, and last year's championship trophy bearing his name, Jimmie Johnson knows pressure. He's not saying that will help him win another title, but he doesn't think it will hurt matters any, either.

At Dover, impatience may have played a role in Denny Hamlin making contact with Kyle Petty, an incident that certainly hasn't helped Hamlin's title hopes. Granted, Hamlin is talented enough to be in his second Chase in as many ...

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