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JJ showing no mercy, so what's next?

Updated: May 6, 2010, 11:59 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- A manufacturer executive known for saying outrageous things now and then recently suggested tongue-in-cheek that team owner Rick Hendrick switch the driver of the No. 48 car, Jimmie Johnson, with the driver of the No. 88, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

For the good of the sport, you know.

From the looks of qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one might speculate that happened. Johnson, who has won two of the first three races this season ...

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