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Why Jimmie Johnson Deserved to Win the Athlete of the Year

There has been a lot of controversy about NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson winning the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award. However, he is well deserving.  On Monday, Johnson became the first race car driver to ever win the award. He had an incredible season, winning his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship in a row. Winning one championship is hard enough, but four in a row is very rare in sports and has never happened in NASCAR. That's a feat Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon have never accomplished.  Petty and Earnhardt have the most championships in history (seven) while Gordan has four, his last coming in 2001. But Johnson could possibly break the all-time NASCAR record for championships, as he's only 34-...

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