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NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Scores Seventh Sprint Cup

C.J. Radune

Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2015 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Jimmie Johnson scored his seventh Sprint Cup title on Sunday in Homestead in his first appearance in the winner-take-all format. The No. 48 tied Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for the most titles in the series by scoring his fifth victory of the season in the most unlikely circumstances. Everything seemed to go wrong for the team as they were forced to give up their qualifying position and start in the back of the field after failing prerace inspection. That didnít stop Johnson from tearing through the field to capitalize on late restarts to claim the historic title.


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