Talladega Superspeedway (TS) driver Michael Johnson, who won the title in 2016, will try to get back on track for the championship.
Johnson won the championship by a point in the season-opening race on Saturday, but his team has failed to score enough points to qualify for the playoffs.
Johnson and his team have had problems with fuel consumption, fuel-flow issues, a few engine failures and an engine failure during qualifying.
He has also missed several practice runs, and has not been able to test in his home state of Georgia due to a series of complications from his back.
“It’s been frustrating to be honest, I’m trying to do everything I can to get ready for the season,” Johnson said.
For the next two races, the team will be running only three cars, with one in each of the two-car cars for the first two races.
In the two races Johnson has started, he will be driving a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Ferrari 458 Italia and a Mercedes-AMG GT.
According to Johnson, his team was the only one to have any issues with fuel flow and fuel efficiency in the race, and the team had an overall fuel economy rating of just under 11 mpg.
The team had problems at some point during the season, however, including a fuel leak in the car that led to a fuel pump failure and a fuel failure in the team’s pit stop, which resulted in the fuel tank getting stuck in the back of the car.
A new fuel filter was installed in the second half of the season after it was discovered that the engine could start without the fuel filter.
But that did not prevent Johnson from making a run at the title, as he finished the season second in the standings and fourth overall.
That led to Johnson being the only driver to win the championship in both races.
“I just feel like we can make it back in the playoffs,” Johnson told ESPN.
“I just have to find my rhythm and my rhythm will come.
If I can get back to the points and my team can win the race in Georgia, that’s the goal for us.
There’s no pressure, it’s just about getting out there and getting back in this car and hopefully we can finish the season on the right foot.”
In addition to the win, Johnson will also get the win of the Daytona 500, as the championship will be decided by the top-two finishes.
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