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Jimmie Johnson Wins Sprint Cup Title: What Fifth Title Means for His Legacy

Like it or not, Jimmie Johnson made history with his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, and he had to race to do it.  It was no Sunday drive at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Johnson enjoying a points lead going into the race like it has been in the past. Johnson did not have the fastest car during the race and languished around fifth to ninth place for much of the race.  The new No. 48 over-the-wall gang had some deja vu moments when their performance cost their driver position on the track. On Lap 73, they had a 15.6 second pit stop that caused him to drop back three places.   During the sixth caution, they cost him five positions which took him out of the top-10. Fortunately, they reg...

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