Jimmie Johnson, 6-time NASCAR champ, runs his SUV out of gas (PHOTO)


After falling short of a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team are no doubt working on how to get the most out of the 2015 rules package so they can get a fast start next season.

But perhaps Johnson needs to work on his fuel-saving game, too.

Seriously, though, we’ve all been where Johnson was this morning – trying to get somewhere with a dangerously low level of fuel in our car and thinking “Hey, we can make it” just before we come to a complete halt on the road.

It can happen to anybody. Even one of the greatest stock car drivers on the planet. And so it went earlier today…

But hey, better now than in February at Daytona, right?

If you want to look back on Johnson’s 2014 season, head over here.

Watch: Top 5 heartbreaks in Indy 500 history (video)

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As we near the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will be counting down some of the top moments in the race’s illustrious history, right up until May 26.

Today’s countdown features the top five heartbreaks, from J.R. Hildebrand crashing on the final turn in 2011 to hand the win to Dan Wheldon, to Robby Gordon running out of fuel in 1999 and leading to Kenny Brack’s victory.

For more Indy 500 coverage, check out NBC Sports Gold for exclusive coverage, and don’t miss the race on NBC on May 26.