Resolute in his talent, Jimmie Johnson says he can improve after lackluster ’17
Jimmie Johnson doesn’t look at the worst season of his career and believe he has suffered a dip in talent.
Not overreacting to certain things, Johnson said about how he will be a better leader. My approach has always been to understand what I’m missing, what I need, and then be vocal. I’ve been very careful with my position at Hendrick Motorsports and I don’t want to send our engineers and teams running in a variety of different directions.
So through the offseason [I decided], first and foremost, I need to be me. A lot of things that I was open to — it’s not that I’m closed to — but I just know that they don’t serve me well.
Interest in college hoops doesn’t really pick up around town until the Eagles’ season is over. The Wildcats might have three more wins by the time fans start paying attention on Feb 5 — give or take a possible parade date.
Eric Paschall led six Wildcats in double figures with 17 points, Omari Spellman had 16 and Jalen Brunson scored 15.
Butler missed two games earlier this season — his first with the Timberwolves — due to injury, and Minnesota lost them both by a combined 44 points.
Jamal Crawford was also ruled out for Saturday night’s game with a left big toe sprain.
I don’t think so, Johnson said. We were at a pretty big deficit with our car. I’m very optimistic about this year and having a better car. Some of my habits that I think helped me in those dominant years [when the] center of corner speed was a lot lower, it was a lot easier to slide cars at that speed.
The higher the speed, the more you need the rear locked down in the car. Going down the road I know how [to improve], which is loosen it up, didn’t work.