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Jimmie Johnson Wins 5th Nascar

Jimmie Johnson Wins 5th Nascar - Smooth and steady, five years running, Jimmie Johnson kept his NASCAR reign rolling.

He stretched his record run of championships to five straight by making the fewest mistakes in Sunday's season finale.

Johnson trailed Denny Hamlin by 15 points entering Homestead-Miami Speedway, but captured another title by running the cleanest race of the three championship contenders. He finished second to race winner Carl Edwards and claimed the championship by 39 points over Hamlin.

Kevin Harvick was third in the race and third in the final standings, 41 points behind Johnson.

"I am just so proud to be in this position, and so thankful to have my great race team," Johnson said.

It was the first come-from-behind championship in the seven years of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format, which debuted in 2004 and was won each year by the driver who took the points lead into the finale.

That wasn't Johnson this year. Not even close.

Jimmie Johnson Wins 5th Nascar

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