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The Drive for Five: Jimmie Johnson Has the Advantage on Jeff Gordon

Blame it on Jeff Gordon. That’s what writer David Caraviello wrote in his Nov. 21 column. The words carry so much meaning and can adequately describe different situations, but for now, blame it on Jeff Gordon that there will be new meaning of "Drive for Five" when the 2010 season gets underway. Since February of 2002, the "Drive for Five" was associated with Jeff Gordon, who was set to defend his 2001 title by obviously wining his fifth. But 2002 also marked the year that a dynasty was born—it was Jimmie Johnson’s rookie season. The story of how Johnson was discovered and came to work with Hendrick Motorsports has been told over and over throughout the last four years, so there's no need to bring it up again. However, wh...

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