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Jimmie Johnson dismisses haters in victory tweets

Apr 8, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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You know the Internet saying, “Don’t feed the trolls?” Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Jimmie Johnson took time to offer a humorous tweet to dismiss any critics on Twitter.

“You haters have it right. I’m a bad teammate, I have a cheated up car, I’m lucky and the race was fixed. Gotta love twitter & #NascarFans,” Johnson tweeted Monday.

Johnson followed-up with a serious moment of reflection shortly thereafter.

“On a serious note, thanks for all of the tweets. I really appreciate the support from all my fans. #Team48 #6pack.”

The win was Johnson’s eighth at Martinsville, and perhaps a fitting bounce back after a year ago in the spring race, when contact with Clint Bowyer sent those two and Jeff Gordon spinning from win contention.

Bowyer, ever the colorful character, offered his “congratulations” in a snark-laden tweet of his own late Sunday night after finishing second.

“And……………congrats to @JimmieJohnson on yet another damn clock.   #shithead” he wrote.

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