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As great a champion as Jimmie Johnson is, it would be nice to see somebody new get more attention.
Let's get one thing straight first: Jimmie Johnson is a great champion.
He's talented, hard-working and enormously successful—and it seems he is destined to own more Cup championships than anyone in NASCAR history. His current total of six is only one behind current record-holders Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Furthermore, he represents the sport as a champion should, and he's simply a down-to-earth, nice dude.
Enough already, though. At least for a season.
It would be a brighter 2014 for everyone but greedy 48 fans—and arguably better for the overall popularity of NASCAR—if someone besides Johnson won the title next time around. When Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski won titles in 2010 and 2011, respectively, to break Johnson's string of six consecutive championships, it made those seasons more interesting.
Johnson is not done winning championships and someday will likely be regarded as the greatest stock car champion of all time. But Santa needs to drop a lump of coal in Six-Time's stocking this Christmas.