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CONCORD, N. Cheap Michael Kors Handbags .C. -- Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson called on IndyCar to stop racing on ovals in the wake of Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldons death. Wheldon was killed in a 15-car accident in Sundays season finale IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a high banked, 1.5-mile oval. "I wouldnt run them on ovals. Theres just no need to," Johnson said Monday during a test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Those cars are fantastic for street circuits, for road courses. I hate, hate, hate that this tragedy took place. But hopefully they can learn from it and make those cars safer on ovals somehow. "I dont know how they can really do it. Myself, I have a lot of friends that race in that series, and Id just rather see them on street circuits and road courses. No more ovals." Johnson was in his own frightening accident Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where his car hit headfirst into the wall. The back wheels briefly lifted off the track, but Johnson walked away and suffered only next-day soreness. Hes always wanted to race in the Indianapolis 500, but when his daughter was born last year, Johnson said he promised his wife he would not drive an IndyCar. The combination of the speeds and the car design -- an IndyCar has an open cockpit and open wheels that cant withstand the bumping that occurs on ovals -- has made him gun shy about racing cars that dont have a roof. "Their average was 225? Ive never been 225 m.p.h. in my life -- and thats their average around an oval. They are brave men and women that drive those things," Johnson said. "Theres very little crumple zone around the driver, its an open cockpit and then you add open wheels -- its just creating situations to get the car off the ground at a high rate of speed. And you cant control the car when its off the ground." Johnson watched Sundays race at home and said he was glued to his television, mouth wide open as he watched the replays of Wheldons accident. "Knowing Dan and his wife and two kids, and then Im sitting there with my daughter running around in the backyard, I was torn up yesterday," Johnson said. "I mean, I know Dan, or knew Dan. We just stared at the TV for a long time yesterday with long faces. Just really sad." Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Online Sale . Allen, a 10-season veteran, started the first two games this year before being replaced as the starter by rookie J. michaelkorscheaphandbagsoutlet .com) - Former finalist Juan Martin del Potro and Swiss slugger Stanislas Wawrinka were Mondays round-robin winners at the $6 million ATP World Tour Finals. EAST LONDON, South Africa -- Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen took the lead at the Africa Open on Friday with an 11-under 62 in the second round. The South African collected nine birdies and an eagle around the par-73 East London Golf Club course to open a two-shot advantage over Retief Goosen (68) and three others. Oosthuizen missed equaling Richard Sternes couurse record by a shot but still moved to 131 overall at the European Tours season-opening event. Michael Kors Outlet. The former British Open champion capped his round when he drove the green and sank a 50-foot putt for eagle on the par-4 sixth, his 16th hole. Goosen moved to 13-under and shares second with Thomas Aiken, Jaco Ahlers and Tjaart van der Walt. ' ' '
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