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Jimmie Johnson: Why the 5-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Gets No Respect

We have witnessed extraordinary history made before our eyes with the five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup titles Jimmie Johnson has won, but fans of the sport have generally failed to appreciate his accomplishments. Oddly, there has been seemingly more controversy and fan input over when Dale Earnhardt Jr. might win a race than over Johnson's reign. Johnson, the driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, just has not been able to stir emotion among NASCAR fans. He, of course, has a fan base among those who sport his logo and root for him. The five-time Cup champion is a nice guy who has a quiet demeanor during interviews, for the most part, and says all the right things. Johnson can flat out drive a race c...

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