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Drivers Most Likely to Go on a Jimmie Johnson-Type Run of Titles

Jimmie Johnson set a NASCAR record by winning five straight Sprint Cup championships from 2006-2010. The 39-year-old is now a six-time champion and is widely considered to be among the very best drivers to ever step into a stock car and hit the track. Johnson is one title away from tying a pair of legends, Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., for the most championships in NASCAR history. And that’s why any attempts at comparing him to contemporaries, or prognosticating that one or more of them could emulate his success, is such tricky business. But the new Chase format awards aggression, and it helps keep more drivers in the mix for longer than in previous years. So who knows, right? Let’s take a look at the ...

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