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    Tuesday
    Jan272009

    Jimmie Got a Boo-Boo

    With all that's going on in the world these days--the new Obama administration, massive layoffs, the upcoming Super Bowl, etc.--I thought maybeI would poke my head in on Nascar.com to see what was going on in the world of stock car racing. Here's the title to one of the big stories of the day concerning defending champion Jimmie Johnson: "Johnson Cuts Finger During Rolex 24 at Daytona". Wow, talk about drama. I read a title like that and I think, "Did he go for the Sponge Bob band-aid or the Spiderman band-aid?"

     

    Then I started reading the article and I felt bad, because I learned that Jimmie's laceration was much more severe than I first thought. He actually damaged a tendon and a nerve on his left middle finger, a key digit required by NASCAR drivers to express their true feelings to the their fellow competitors, albeit less used by the squeaky-clean Hendricks driver stable (Dale Earnhardt, Jr. notwithstanding). Johnson cut his finger  while "attempting to cut a small hole in his firesuit in order to feed a tube from a cooling shirt through the pocket of his suit", according to the article, which also reminds us that two years ago year Kaptain Klutz broke his wrist in the offseason falling off a golf cart.

    Thankfully for Jimmie's fans, he won't miss the Daytona 500 as a result of his injury, and naturally everybody wants the three-time champion in the starting lineup where he belongs, if only so we can watch the #48 car get put through the blender on Turn 4. So get well, Jimmie! And here's some NASCAR band-aids to help you out!

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