Jimmie Johnson's Quest for Sprint Cup Title No. 6 Goes Up in Smoke

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Jimmie Johnson's Quest for Sprint Cup Title No. 6 Goes Up in Smoke
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson sat inside a race car that wasn't moving. His famous five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winning No. 48 was up on four blocks in the garage while the sound of engines still roaring, the most haunting sound in racing, enveloped everything around him. Out on the track, the race was being run, the championship was being won. And Johnson could only sit and wonder when, or if, his crew could fix his car that was leaking fluid underneath him for some unlikely miracle so that he could salvage a championship after all. And so he sat. And sat...

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