Five time champion.
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Jimmie Johnson is driver of the number forty eight Lowes Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. He is the only driver in the history of NASCAR to have won five championships in a row in what is now the Sprint Cup Series.
In 2005 Tony Stewart won his second championship. After that from 2006 to 2010 Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup series championship. In 2011 Stewart beat Johnson to get his third championship. That is the only time in the history of the cup seris that two drivers have won 7 consecutive championships between them. Stewart also won a championship in 2003 meaning he and Johnson have won 8 of the last 9 cup championships.
Johnson’s rookie year of 2003 saw him finish fifth in the points. Between 2003 and now Johnson has won 58 races. He won the 2006 Daytona 500 and in the 6 years betweenn 2006 and 2012 won four times in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway. Only five other drivers in the history of Indianapolis motorspeedway have four wins at Indianapolis. 3 in the 500 mile open wheel race. And 2 in stock cars. Micheal Schumacker won five formula 1 races on the road course in the infield of the racetrack. That series only ran 7 races their.
In a ten year career Johnson is already 2nd on the all time championships list with 5 behind only Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt who each have seven. He is 7th on the all time wins list with 58 carreer cup series wins.