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A familiar face could be NASCAR's newest champion

Jimmie Johnson is a five-time Sprint Cup champion, but his last title came in 2010. He enters the playoff chase tied for second with Kyle Busch, trailing only Matt Kenseth.<p>September 08, 2013|By Jim Peltz<p>Jimmie Johnson looks on from the grid during qualifying at Bristol Motor… (Jerry Markland / …

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Continuing the countdown.... The 2009 championship made it four in a row for @jimmiejohnson! #lowes48

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Johnson was in class of his own

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never have I seen a restrictor-plate race so clearly over, so long before the end. Not for 23 years had I seen a car so …

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Statistics Say Jimmie Johnson Will Be 2013 Sprint Cup Series Champion

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leaves Richmond in early September, the Chase field will officially be set. While 12 drivers will be competing for the championship, it has reached the point where it seems as if it is just a one-man race.<p>Jimmie Johnson has dominated the first half of the Sprint …

The 5 Most Impressive Facts About Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR Dominance

Jimmie Johnson has been the dominant driver in NASCAR's top series for the past decade. More often than not, it seems that Johnson and his No. 48 team can do no wrong.<p>No matter what the competition tries, there is no beating them.<p>There is no denying that Johnson has solidified himself as one of the …

Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson is getting even better

With age and experience under his belt, the five-time champion feels he's a better driver than he was during any of his championship seasons<p>LOUDON, N.H. — It's the 12th season of a Hall of Fame career with five championships, 64 victories and one looming question to spread fear and loathing across …

What Would a Sixth Sprint Cup Series Title Mean for Jimmie Johnson's Legacy?

It goes without saying that Jimmie Johnson, a five-time Sprint Cup champion and two-time winner of the Daytona 500, is the greatest NASCAR driver today.<p>He pilots a Chevrolet for one of the most successful organizations in American motorsports today, Hendrick Motorsports. He has two of the most …

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Hendrick power on full display at Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS — It looks like NASCAR's version of the New York Yankees is primed for another deep playoff run.<p>Seven of the top nine finishers in Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway were powered by engines built by Hendrick Motorsports. Since the Brickyard is often viewed as a harbinger of …

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How Jimmie Johnson's Lack of a Rival Hurts His Place in NASCAR History

Rivalries are at the heart of sports. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Alabama vs. Auburn. Celtics vs. Lakers.<p>Some of the greatest moments in sports history were born from bitter rivalries. It's the same in baseball, football and basketball as it is in NASCAR.<p>Richard Petty had David Pearson. Cale Yarborough …