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    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, kisses the bricks with his daughter Genevieve Marie and wife Chandra after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, won Sunday, July 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports)

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    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, holds his daughter Genevieve Marie as he talks to his crew chief Chad Knaus during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, and Reid Perry of The Band Perry attend the Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BigMachineRecords.com)

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    Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Snap-On Tools Dodge, kisses the bricks after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Travis Pastrana, driver of the #99 Boost Mobile Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    The full field for the first-ever NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis poses for a photo at the yard of bricks. (Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon talks with Hollywood movie director/actor Ron Howard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    The crew of the #78 Furniture Row-Farm America Chevrolet, driven by Regan Smith, prepares their car with a special paint scheme to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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jimmie johnson kisses the bricks, daughter is hesistant

I feel like I should send Carl Edwards a care package. Or at least a nice handwritten note that reads: “Buck up, kid! Everything happens for a reason.” Seems like the right thing to do since he hasn’t won a race this year and crap keeps happening to him.

But on the flip side I would love to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. out for a lovely steak dinner in honor of him reaching the very tippy-top of the Sprint Cup points standings. It’s pretty awesome.

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