In case you haven’t been following it, I know, this is the first I’ve posted about it, but Jimmie Johnson broke his wrist in a golf cart incident Friday at a tournament in Lecanto, Fla., he is expected to miss four weeks of driving, but will be ready to drive by Daytona.
Today, Jimmie admitted that he was horsing around when he broke his wrist, it wasn’t that he wasn’t holding on tight enough and the driver took a sharp turn, oh no, that part was true, he was just not holding on tight enough while riding on the roof of the golf cart! Amazing.
As a parallel, Tony Stewart broke his wrist and bruised his ribs last January when he flipped a car during a qualifying race for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, and he raced in the Daytona 500. He also did not win the race, nor did he win the Chase for the Cup, so, take that under consideration while picking your Nascar teams this year.
“I was in a golf cart and the driver took a sharp turn,” Johnson said in a statement. “I wasn’t holding on tight enough, landed awkwardly on the ground and heard a little pop. It was a fluke deal, but fortunately we’re in the offseason and I don’t plan to miss any additional time.”
Johnson will not be able to compete in the Race of Champions Nations Cup at the Stade de France in Paris next weekend. Johnson, who teamed with Jeff Gordon and Colin Edwards to win the Nations Cup in 2002, said he will still travel to Paris as a consultant for Team USA.
He was scheduled to team with X-Games champion Travis Pastrana in Paris. A replacement for Johnson was not immediately announced.
“It’s disappointing that I can’t compete … but I’ll definitely be in Paris to cheer them on and provide any support that I can,” he said. Source: Nascar.com