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Jimmie Johnson's mind still on winning despite tragic loss of brother-in-law

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Jimmie Johnson claims he has not lost his edge or confidence despite some tough loses this season, including his hard fought duel with Kurt Busch at Martinsville last weekend, and his loss to Kyle Busch at Fontana the week before. Still, no one would blame him if his heart isn’t totally on track in Texas tomorrow following the unexpected and tragic loss of his brother-in-law Jordan Janway during a recent skydiving accident.

The 27-year old brother of Johnson’s wife Chandra, was a skydiving instructor. He died during a training session when his parachute failed to open after a collision with another diver in midair.

“Base jumping and parachuting and wearing a ‘squirrel’ suit was what he did. He was doing something he loved and was passionate about,” Johnson stated. “He was truly a free-spirit and will be sorely missed.”

Yet, while he and his family work though the impact of their loss, Johnson is determined to keep going with his own passion, hoping for more victories that will put him back on the road to a (possible) 7th Sprint Cup championship this year.
“Despite a few hard knocks so far this season, my competiveness and confidence have not yet waned,” he emphasized. “If there’s another couple of races and I don’t have a victory, that may definitely change, but I have built up a certain mindset for me and my team over the last 13 years that I’m not about to give up yet.”

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