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Jimmie Kenneth Johnson

Johnson, Jimmie Kenneth, 1975–, American auto racer, b. El Cajon, Calif. Johnson began racing at five on motorcycles, progressed to off-road buggies and trucks as a teenager, and then to stock cars on the American Speed Association circuit in 1997 and NASCAR's Busch (now Nationwide) Series in 2000. Driving full-time in what is now NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series since 2002, he became the first driver to win the championship five years in a row (2006–10).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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