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Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Champ: His Ranking Among 10 Best Champions of NASCAR

Winning the title in NASCAR's top-tier of racing has never been an easy feat, but Jimmie Johnson's five consecutive titles almost make it look easy. Johnson is a different breed of driver, not born of southern roots like so many other champions in the sport.  He has a mental advantage that combines with his emotional control to benefit him in ways that have contributed to success on his road to five titles. He is by no means the greatest driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series now or compared to drivers who are no longer active.  Many other drivers have shown more natural ability behind the wheel than Johnson. It is the pairing of Johnson with Chad Knaus, his crew chief, and the team assembled at Hendrick Motorsports that has ...

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