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Jimmie Johnson Feeling Added Urgency to Win Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

No one is suggesting Jimmie Johnson's time at or near the peak of NASCAR has ended. He remains, at age 40, a contender for victory in every Sprint Cup race he enters. It's not a question of whether Johnson can win a Chase, NASCAR's oft-changing format for determining championships in its premier series, in the future. He can. He is at a point in his career where championships become harder to come by, which is reflected in the fact Johnson, after winning a record five straight (2006-10), has added only one more (2013) in the past five years. On November 8, following Johnson's fifth and final win of the 2015 season, Chad Knaus, the only NASCAR crew chief he has ever had, said, "I think, coming into 2016, it's going to be righ...

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