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Johnson rips Busch for 'running his mouth'

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10:02 AM ET 08.13 | Jimmie Johnson is not quite ready to put last week's run-in with Kurt Busch behind him. The on-track battle with Busch in the closing laps at Pocono was one thing, but the verbal war continues. Johnson confronted Busch at his car on pit road after the race, but on Friday, Johnson still he was still unhappy Busch decided to "run his mouth" to the gathered media long after Johnson had walked away.

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August 13, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Blah blah blah. Run your mouth all you want Jimmie you know that's all you are going to do about it. And people stopped caring what you said about it 10 seconds after your TV interview was over last week.

August 13, 2011  10:31 AM ET

" Cry me a river " LOL This guy has the feeling that you have to give him room because he is the 5 timer. As Kurt said, " he doesn't like hard racing "

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August 13, 2011  12:24 PM ET

Wow....when Harvick blocks Kyle on pit row, approaches him with his helmet on (a puss move), and is gettin ready to confront and possibly hit another driver who is still SITTING down, then he's a hero. When Jimmie does it, he's a whiner and needs to grow a pair? Please.

If I recall, JJ approached without the helmet, confronted Kurt while sitting down but then backed up enough to let him get out of the car. He called out Kurt, who is notorious for running his mouth and throwing tantrums, and didn't back down. When Kurt yelled out something as JJ's back was turned and walking away, JJ had had enough of Kurt's whiner attitude and went back for some more. He clearly stated that he's sick of Kurt's mouth and sick of the disrespect towards Kurt's own crew/team....and I think that something everyone is sick of.

When JJ was finished, he walked away and then gave a calm, polished, professional response immediately to the race reporter. He has great control of his emotions, and even better control of his car...which is why he's a 5 time champion.

August 13, 2011  12:44 PM ET
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Run your mouth all you want Jimmie you know that's all you are going to do about it.

100 bucks says the 22 goes for a ride sometime this weekend

August 13, 2011  01:20 PM ET

Where the hell has Jimmie been? The Busch's ALWAYS run their mouths. That's what they do.

August 13, 2011  01:21 PM ET

The busch brothers are very good drivers unless they get a burr under their backside about something you have done. Then their lifetime achievement immaturity comes to the front and wipes out all the good points they have accumulated since the last time either one pouted.

August 13, 2011  01:23 PM ET

Grizzly Fattums.......well said.

Both drivers are right and both are wrong.....but JJ, vanilla as he is, is still more professional than Kurt.....the real whiner trophy goes to Kurt.....this time.

Not so sure only the 22 will "go for a ride"......could be a toss up between the 48 or the 22...whomever gets the chance first......sometimes a bit harder to tell on a road course.

Regardless, this should be a good one.

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August 13, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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Like I said, Jimmie, grow a pair. This is a non story, and JJ got his stuff in a wad.

The reporters are the ones who ask the questions during their required media time. JJ didn't call a press conference so he could talk further about it. If it were a non-story, then I'm guess the questions about the incident would have followed questions like "What's your favorite movie Jimmie?", or "Which do you like better Jimmie, Pop Tarts or Toaster Strudels?"

August 13, 2011  04:09 PM ET

Just like in stick and ball sports...you play as physical as the refs let you. You either adapt to how it is, or you get left behind.

August 13, 2011  05:51 PM ET
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Just like in stick and ball sports...you play as physical as the refs let you. You either adapt to how it is, or you get left behind.

pretty much.. eat or be eaten

August 13, 2011  06:08 PM ET

Did ya all see La-Gone-O run out of talent AGAIN? I'll be he gets a bonus check from TURD racing for bending up the Vette' ...

August 13, 2011  08:36 PM ET
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Did ya all see La-Gone-O run out of talent AGAIN? I'll be he gets a bonus check from TURD racing for bending up the Vette' ...

he definitely didnt represent the number 3 car very well.. LOL

August 13, 2011  10:33 PM ET

Kurt wins tonight and J.J. followed him home. LOL

August 14, 2011  05:28 AM ET

I was disappointed that everyone behaved so nicely in the NW.....LOL

Kurt sure has improved since the wife left......long smooch with her replacement, as soon as he got out of the car...... LOL

August 14, 2011  08:32 AM ET
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Kurt wins tonight and J.J. followed him home. LOL

I wish that would happen, do I ever. LMAO

August 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Good Sunday Morning to All here.

August 14, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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I was disappointed that everyone behaved so nicely in the NW.....LOLKurt sure has improved since the wife left......long smooch with her replacement, as soon as he got out of the car...... LOL

He sure has and how about his brother shattering the record in claiming the pole for todays race. He ran 2 MPH faster than the record Jeff Gordon set a few years back.

 
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