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Jimmie Johnson fans I hope you have enjoyed the ride. Jimmie Johnson is a Hall of Fame driver after winning 5 straight titles, no doubt. But 2011 is the year that Jimmie gets knocked off his throne. Johnson barely scathed by last year after just beating out Denny Hamlin in the points standings. The saying "It's better to be lucky than good" never rang so loud last year for Johnson.
Who exactly will dethrone Johnson this year you ask? 5 potential players come to mind almost instantly. (Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards) Team Gibbs is primed to repeat its success from last year. Denny Hamlin will be hungry to get back what he lost last year, and Kyle Busch is get more matrue as a driver day by day. Jeff Gordon has been knocking on Winner's Circle door for the last year and being paired with Alan Gustafson will only help Jeff. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards had what many would call off years, but at the end of the season starting showing promise for this upcoming year.
The run by Jimmie Johnson is one that will never be touched I can promise you that. But all things must come to an end and this is the year Jimmie Johnson will not win another title.