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NASCAR Sprint Cup at New Hampshire: Jimmie Johnson and 10 Top Contenders

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup season passes its midpoint, no driver has presented himself as the person to beat. In fact, the standings are more jumbled than they have been in recent memory with just 22 points separating first-place Kyle Busch and sixth-place Matt Kenseth. The reason for this parity may be the struggles of Jimmie Johnson. Of course, Johnson’s struggles would be considered a great accomplishment for most drivers, but there high and often unrealistic hopes when you’re a five-time defending champion. Johnson currently sits fifth in the standings, just 19 points out of first. Despite the fact that he could easily slide into first in any given week, Johnson hasn’t been his dominant self this season, winning ju...

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