Jimmie Johnson has another week of bad luck

 

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 24:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet, drives to the pits after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 53rd Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

BRISTOL, TN – AUGUST 24: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet, drives to the pits after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 53rd Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It would seem that five time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson just can’t catch a break. A week after blowing an engine at Michigan, Johnson suffered more bad luck at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.

After starting 13th, Johnson seemed to have trouble moving forward. He was hanging on inside the top 20 however and biding his time as the laps wound down. Then on lap 358 Johnson’s night turned into a very bad one.

Brian Vickers got into David Reutimann sending Reutimann into the outside wall. Reutimann slid down the track and Johnson careened into the back. The crash broke the radiator on Johnson’s Chevy sending him directly to the garage.  The crew was able to repair the damage and get Johnson back out, but he finished 36th, 60 laps down. MORE>>>

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