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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson Penalized After Crew Member Hip Checks In A Big Fender Dent

NASCAR recently cracked down on fender modifications. They’ve also added cameras along pit lane to monitor teams a little closer when a suspicious fender mod shows up on track. You can guess how well this went for Jimmie Johnson’s team when a crew member hip-checked a big dent in the side of the car.

Kevin Harvick Shoving Jimmie Johnson Marks The Start Of NASCAR's Chase

Like the changing colors of the leaves, children returning back to school and the three-tailed flying dung-birds returning to roost in Capistrano or something, certain events mark the start of a season. NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup doesn’t seem official until grown dudes are shoving each other over race cars.

How Jimmie Johnson Permanently Crashed out of Baja

Today Jimmie Johnson is known as one of the most talented and most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, having won six of the last nine Cup titles. Back up two decades, though, and he was competing in a completely different arena, proving himself to be a powerhouse in stadium truck racing, and an emerging talent in desert…