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5 Reasons Jimmie Johnson Should Still Be the Sprint Cup Favorite

Seeing your car's engine blow up while leading with five laps to go in a crucial race isn't exactly an encouraging moment in the course of a potential championship season. Declining to talk to the media out of frustration also seems like a concession of defeat, at least for that weekend. In other words, things don't look as good for Jimmie Johnson as they could.That's not a problem, though, for the most successful driver in Chase for the Sprint Cup history. In fact, it should only be a blip on the radar; a stroke of bad luck on a weekend where almost every Hendrick Motorsports-powered car had engine trouble. There are plenty of other opportunities to get it right—something that Johnson's team has done more often than not thi...

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