So, last year’s NASCAR champion was the 48-team, driver Jimmy Johnson.
That was last year.
This past weekend, shortly after the race started, the 48 car hit debris from a car wrecking in front of him, damaging the windshield and left front end of his race car. After having to pit several times, he would have to restart the race in last place. After restarting and working his way back up into the middle of the 43-car field a blown rear tire would drop him back to the back, 2-laps down on the leaders.
No fault of his or his team, call it bad luck, wrong place at the wrong time; but the thing of it is, is a champion does what he needs to do when things go wrong. A champion gets upset, gets down, gets angry, gets frustrated but ultimately gets back to work. A champion works hard when the result is a winning effort and also, or should I say especially when things are not going well. A champion fails and still keeps going. A champion falls down, picks himself up and keeps going. A champion has a bad day and keeps on going.
The question is, do I have that quality, do I have the moxie, do I have that commitment, do I have that persistence to have a bad day and finish in 25th place?
Thanks +Asma Nadia
for taking this photograph of last year's Championship 48 car.