THE FIVE RACES THAT WON JOHNSON’S TITLE

Jimmie Johnson had an exceptional year on his way to a record-setting fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship. Here are the five key races that led to the 48 team’s title.1. Bristol, March 22. The spring race at Thunder Valley ended with Johnson scoring his first top-five of the year. Following two top-10s in the first four races, Bristol moved Johnson from 13th to ninth in the standings. Or more importantly, it moved him into the top 12. He never dropped below the Chase cutoff the rest ...

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