Jimmie Johnson has been on a remarkable run over the past five seasons, winning an unprecedented five consecutive NASCAR Cup championships.
Before his record-breaking streak, only Cale Yarborough had won even three consecutive championships. Can Johnson double Yarborough's mark and make is six straight in 2011?
In order to do so, Johnson will need to overcome a 16-point deficit in the final nine races of the year. He was in position for a top-four finish at Chicagoland before running out of fuel with a lap to go, eventually coasting home in tenth.
A sixth consecutive title would move Johnson within one championship of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, who each won the Cup title seven times. Here are the six things Johnson will need to do to make it happen.