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Comparing Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Their Peaks

The 1992 Sprint Cup Series season finale featured the debut race for a young rookie named Jeff Gordon. After one full-time season in 1993, the then 22-year-old phenom put the sport on notice starting with the 1994 season. That year, Gordon earned his first victory and ended the year ranked eighth in the standings. It marked the first of 11 consecutive seasons inside the top 10 in the year-end points standings. Nearly 20 years after Gordon's emergence into the sport's top tier, another fresh-faced youngster began his full-time career in the Sprint Cup Series. Jimmie Johnson participated in three events in 2001 before becoming a regular in 2002. In the 12 years since arriving on the scene, Johnson has unquestionably been the face of the sport...

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