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What Did the Other NASCAR Greats Accomplish at Jimmie Johnson’s Age?

At this point in time, the argument about whether Jimmie Johnson's success is valid is irrelevant. Don't talk about the Chase for the Cup point system or the old Winston Cup point system any more, or if Johnson would have been able to hang with guys like Richard Petty and David Pearson. We've got a definitive answer, and the answer is simple. Yes.  Yes, his success is valid. Yes, he would have been able to keep pace with the guys that were the focal points of our childhoods. It doesn't matter what point system we use: By 2013, Johnson would have been a multiple-time champion. As a matter of fact, under the old point system he might have been a seven-time champion by now. It's evident in the way Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus and t...

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