NASCAR & Auto Racing

Playing with numbers couldn't hurt his mojo, Johnson figures

LOUDON, N.H. - Reminded that when qualifying was rained out last week at Richmond he won the race, Jimmie Johnson said he has recently received other good omens.

"My mom and dad were out in Southern California for (funeral) services for my grandmother (last month) and they went somewhere for lunch and his receipt was 48 bucks," Johnson said.

"Then he said they were on flight No. 148 or something like that and he had to call me and tell me, and that warmed me up more than thinking about the rain (Friday). So, hopefully, my dad's got that mojo right now and is on to something."

Johnson noted other numbers games he plays.

"My microwave, I'll start it at 48 seconds and stop it at one. Instead of getting up at 7:30, it's 7:48 and stupid things like that," he said.