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Where 6th Sprint Cup Title Puts Jimmie Johnson in Greatest of All Time Debate

Now that Jimmie Johnson has won his sixth Sprint Cup championship, the same question that dogged him after most of his first five titles has once again popped up: Where does he rank among the greatest drivers in NASCAR history? Is he truly the third-greatest driver behind Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt, who both share the most Cup championships (seven each)? Will he not be considered the greatest of the great until he ties and then surpasses Petty and Earnhardt by winning championship No. 8, potentially two years from now? Or will the cynics still say Johnson—despite six Cup crowns and 66 race wins—doesn't belong in the same conversation as Petty and Earnhardt? Some might go a step further by including David Pear...

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