HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2011) – Jimmie Johnson certainly has the tools to make up ground after an unusual and disappointing end to the first and biggest race of the season. The El Cajon, Calif., native brings his No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet to the Phoenix International Raceway mile oval after a lap-two accident took him out of the running at the season-opening Daytona 500.
With no time to focus on the misfortune of Monday night’s rain-delayed race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Johnson turned his attention to the “Valley of the Sun” and the possibility of adding to his four previous wins at the newly configured track. “We’ll just go on to Phoenix and set our marks on winning that race,” Johnson said after his race ended prematurely on Monday evening.
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