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NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson Drives for Five: Dale Earnhardt Almost Beat Him to It

Jimmie Johnson is right back in it. For those who thought the No. 48 team was looking vulnerable during the summer, it’s time to recalibrate. After last week’s dominating win at the AAA 400 at Dover, Johnson has found his familiar fall mojo. Johnson comes off that win heading to Kansas Speedway, a track that has been good to the No. 48 during the last four years. A win from the pole in 2008 and another pole in 2007 have given Johnson a 6.75 finishing average there since 2006. Over the last eight races in the Chase in Johnson’s championship years, Johnson has posted 11 wins from here to the end of the year. Yes, the drive for five is alive and well. Dale Earnhardt was making his own drive for five through the early 1990s.&n...

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